Joseph Campbell's 'Monomyth' Theory, Explained by Puppets


The late, great Joseph Campbell was brilliant enough to deduce that nearly every popular story in the history of man has some basic things in common. This includes fiction and non-fiction and religious tales, it includes myths handed down by word of mouth, books, television and modern cinema. George Lucas specifically credits Campbell with the success of the original Star Wars story.

If you would like to understand Campbell's 'monomyth' theory, better known as 'the Hero's Journey' you can read several books he wrote on the topic, hilighting examples from modern day and ancient times or you can watch this 5 minute video, starring puppets. You're welcome.

[via io9]
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