Christopher Vogler

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Vogler identified something called ‘The Hero’s Journey’:

Like Syd Field’s Paradigm, Vogler’s Hero’s Journey is a four-act structure camouflaged as a three-act structure.  That’s where the similarity ends.  Based on Joseph Campbell’s work on mythic story structure, Vogler has relabeled the plot points to describe the external journey of the Hero, and the internal journey of the main character (The Character Arc).  Vogler’s setup and inciting event take the form of Ordinary World and Call to Adventure.  Like Field and other paradigms to come, major events function as turning points for the acts, such as Crossing the Threshold into the Special World, Ordeal, and The Road Back to the Ordinary World.  Crisis and climax show up as Resurrection and Final Attempt.  Return with the Elixir and Mastery approximate the story’s resolution.



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