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Please complete the introductory assignment!

"The adventure of a hero is the adventure of being alive."
~Joseph Campbell



What exactly makes a person a hero? Are people born heroes? Is it possible to become a hero? How do you become a hero?

There are many theories surrounding the development of a hero. Many theories involve a journey or adventure. In this class, I will present to you one theory. This theory is outlined by Joseph Campbell in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

I have decided to use the first Harry Potter book (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone) as an example to illustrate the journey of the hero throughout this class. I will write out any quotes that you need, but having the hard copy of the book nearby could be useful.

So, are you ready to begin the journey?



Note: The reason why you only see "hero" is for ease of reading. Everything that applies to a hero also applies to a heroine. It is just difficult to write hero/heroine and he/she in all lessons and assignments. I hope no one is offended.