The Pensieve

An Academic Guide to Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Initiation of the Hero

Joseph Campbell’s  describes the hero’s journey, which Campbell calls the monomyth. This story has been told in just about every culture throughout history and remains a popular and familiar story today. Modern films such as  and  follow the hero’s journey; their creators have admitted Campbell’s influence in writing the films’ stories. Campbell separates the hero’s [...]

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Harry Potter and the Departure of the Hero

Joseph Campbell’s  describes the hero’s journey, which Campbell calls the monomyth. This story has been told in just about every culture throughout history and remains a popular and familiar story today. Modern films such as  and  follow the hero’s journey; their creators have admitted Campbell’s influence in writing the films’ stories. Campbell separates the hero’s [...]

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