Contemporary Heroâ€™s Quest
CreateÂ a 10- to 16-slide MicrosoftÂ®Â PowerPointÂ®Â presentation with detailed speaker notes about a contemporary hero or heroine’s quest. Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: Help With MicrosoftÂ®Â PowerPointÂ®Â Assignments for additional help.
PickÂ 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.
IdentifyÂ the villain and describe his or her characteristics and role in the hero’s quest.
IdentifyÂ other archetypes within the story. Briefly describe these roles in the hero’s quest.
IdentifyÂ in detail each of the steps the hero takes in the quest: initiation, separation, transformation, and return.
ResearchÂ the mythological and cultural origins of the story. Explain parallels between the myth(s) and the contemporary story it inspired.
AnalyzeÂ any mythological symbolism, metaphors, and attributes pertinent to the story. What real life elements might these items represent?
ExplainÂ 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.
FormatÂ your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.