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Flashcards in The Hero's Journey Definitions Deck (12):
1

Ordinary World

The hero is shown living in his/her world. It contrasts with the special world

2

Call to Adventure

The hero faces a problem

3

Refusal of the Call

Hero is afraid to make a change, sometimes people around him/her discourages their “call”

4

Meeting the Mentor

Hero meets a mentor that will guide him/her towards the adventure, but the hero will have to face challenges alone

5

Crossing the Threshold

The hero accepts the call to adventure. He/she crosses into the special world, a point of no return

6

Tests, Allies, Enemies

The hero’s resolve is tested and he/she meets friends along the way, fights enemies

7

Approach to the Inmost Cave

The hero has adjusted to the special world and goes to seek its heart, the inmost cave

8

Ordeal

A critical moment in the story, the hero may face life or death and is confronted with their deepest fears

9

Reward

The hero has seized a treasure (tangible or non tangible)

10

Road Back

The hero is forced to finish what he/she started and returns back to his/her ordinary world with the treasure

11

Resurrection

The climax of the story, the last dangerous encounter with death

12

Return with Elixir

The hero is back in the ordinary world and shares their treasure (tangible or non tangible)