The Hero’s Journey is not built well on stereotypes. It excels on archetypes. Below I have listed the sequence of the hero’s transformation. These are recognized patterns in great stories. It is seen in everything from High Noon to Star Wars to Lord of the Rings.
- Discover the hero in his ordinary world, but hinting at the seeds of change.
- Call to adventure. The hero must do something. He has to undertake a challenge.