Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 3

English 101 Summer 2010 Day 3

  1. Create Your Own Rituals—1030 Tribe.
  2. The Hero's Journey
    1. A pattern of all human experience—reflected in all literature and film.
    2. Like the Rite of Passage, the Hero's Journey involves a separation, initiation and a return.
    3. The stages of the Hero's Journey usually—but not always—follow a standard sequence.
    4. We all go through many Journeys in our lives as we grow and learn.
  3. Hero's Journey Overview, review.
  4. Read aloud second half of 70 to end.
  5. On your own: "Understanding Gawain's Journey"
  6. Discussion as a class.
  7. Key Concepts:
    1. We may not know our real goal when we start our Journey, or our goal may change along the way.
    2. The challenges we face in our Journey always reflect our own needs, fears and weaknesses.
    3. We will face our greatest fear or weakness in the Abyss.
    4. Objects can become symbols of concepts.
  8. Origin of Our Image of Satan, the Devil—Read aloud.
  9. Read The End of the Eternal Spring.
    1. Answer "Food for Thought" questions on page 86.

Homework: The Legend of the Buddha and "Interpreting the Buddha Legend and the Buddha's Journey"

1 comment:

Dave M. said...

Found this interesting entry to the private journal of Joseph Campbell: I begin to think that I have a genius for working like an ox over totally irrelevant subjects. … I am filled with an excruciating sense of never having gotten anywhere—but when I sit down and try to discover where it is I want to get, I'm at a loss. … The thought of growing into a professor gives me the creeps. A lifetime to be spent trying to kid myself and my pupils into believing that the thing that we are looking for is in books! I don't know where it is—but I feel just now pretty sure that it isn't in books. — It isn't in travel. — It isn't in California. — It isn't in New York. … Where is it? And what is it, after all? ( About Joseph Campbell