Create a 10- to 16-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes about a contemporary hero or heroine’s quest. Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: Help With Microsoft® PowerPoint® Assignments for additional help.
Pick a contemporary story in the form of a novel, movie, or video game that is inspired by a mythological epic or journey of a hero’s quest. Briefly describe the plight of the main character–the feat(s) he or she must execute for the benefit of society in the face of challenges.
Identify the villain and describe his or her characteristics and role in the hero’s quest.
Identify other archetypes within the story. Briefly describe these roles in the hero’s quest.
Identify in detail each of the steps the hero takes in the quest: initiation, separation, transformation, and return.
Research the mythological and cultural origins of the story. Explain parallels between the myth(s) and the contemporary story it inspired.
Analyze any mythological symbolism, metaphors, and attributes pertinent to the story. What real life elements might these items represent?
Explain the conflicts between personal desires and community responsibility represented in the myth and the contemporary story. Relate these to the conflicts and choices with which ordinary humans struggle. Explain why these human conflicts retain relevance through the ages.