Have you ever wondered why similar characters seem to pop up in your favorite movies, television shows, novels, and memoirs? It’s because that character is an archetype that taps into a universal truth that resonates with audiences worldwide. This ongoing series will use examples from movies, TV, and books to highlight different archetypes and their role in creating a satisfying story with universal appeal.

This session will focus on the Hero archetype. Heroes often start in ordinary circumstances, but are “called to adventure,” and in the end must confront their darkest fear in a conflict that profoundly transforms them.