Contemporary Hero's Quest Presentation

Discipline: Psychology

Type of Paper: Creative writing

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 9 Words: 2475


Pick a contemporary story in the form of a novel, movie, or video game that is inspired by a mythological epic or hero's quest.

Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes about the contemporary hero's or heroine's quest. Refer to the University of Phoenix Material "Help With Microsoft® PowerPoint® Assignments" for additional help.

Include the following in your presentation:

·         Brief description of the plight of the main character--the feat(s) he or she must execute for the benefit of society in the face of challenges

·         The villain, his or her characteristics, and role in the hero's quest

·         Other archetypes within the story and a brief description of their roles in the hero's quest

·         Detailed description of each stage of the hero's quest: initiation, separation, transformation, and return

·         Research about the mythological and cultural origins of the story; explain parallels between the myth(s) and the contemporary story it inspired

·         Analysis of any mythological symbolism, metaphors, and attributes pertinent to the story. What real life elements might these items represent?

·         Explanation of the conflicts between personal desires and community responsibility represented in the myth and the contemporary story

·         Relate these to the conflicts and choices ordinary humans struggle with.

·         Explain why these conflicts retain relevance through the ages.

Include citations and references throughout your assignment. APA formatting is preferred but not required