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?

Image shows circular path of the Journey of the Hero with three major stage (Departure, Initiation, Return) in different colors

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.