Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell say there are nine universal characteristics of a hero's journey. After their years of study and research, they found in every society's folklore, myths and legends, that The Universal Hero is present.
What is it that causes us as human beings to seek The Hero?
What is it in our make-up that no matter from what culture or country we come, we are compelled to find someone who can save us?
The reason is two-fold, two sides of a coin.
These two songs illustrate the answer to my question - Enjoy!
We seek The Hero to do what we ourselves can't. To accomplish something we wouldn't dare. We revel in putting our trust in him. An innate need for a savior, causes us to look outside ourselves for someone good who can defeat the enemy and vanquish evil.
But The Hero is also man and experiences life as we do. He feels sorrow and pain. We can relate to him and put ourselves in his place. We can sympathize with him through his trials and understand how he feels and thinks. And when he struggles and ultimately wins, it is for us.
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Please leave a comment and let me know what you think it is about The Hero that captures our imagination.
Prior to becoming a writer of romantic fiction, Casea Major worked in the legal field for a non-profit dispute resolution company. She is now a full-time mom to three young children with whom she and her husband live happily...most of the time. When she isn't chained to her laptop, she enjoys Cary Grant movies and crocheting. Visit her at http://caseamajor.wordpress.com/ or on FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/CaseaMajor for information about her current and future book releases.