Set-Up: We spent time recently talking about Joseph Campbell’s “hero stages” with an attempt to see how filmmakers and writes might employ these ideas to help craft a logical adventure.
Challenge: Using any 10 of the 17 stages we covered, prove that William Golding instinctively uses Campbell’s “hero stages” in Lord of the Flies. See below for the stages:
Chap 1: Departure The Call to Adventure (1/17) | Refusal of the Call (2/17) | Supernatural Aid (3/17) | The Crossing of the First Threshold (4/17) | (5/17) Chap 2: Initiation The Road of Trials (6/17) | Marriage (aka “The Meeting with the Goddess”) (7/17) | Woman as the Temptress (8/17) | Atonement with the Father (9/17) | Apotheosis (10/17) | The Ultimate Boon (11/17) Chap 3: Return Refusal of the Return (12/17) | The Magic Flight (13/17) | Rescue from Without (14/17) | The Crossing of the Return Threshold (15/17) | Master of the Two Worlds (16/17) | Freedom to Live (17/17)
Length: 1+ sentence for each of the 10 stages as to prove how they work in this story.
Note: Mr. Long will NOT publish any entries until the deadline is reached (for all blog entries this week). He wants to see how individual students solve this on their own.