The hero’s journey is the epic structure defined by Joseph Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Campbell argues that the great enduring myths from around the world all share an underlying structure he calls the “monomyth.” In the introduction to his book, Campbell breaks it down: >A hero ventures forth from the world […]
What is a protagonist?
In middle school English classes, we learn that “protagonist” is a fancy word for “main character” or “good guy.” In film terms, this isn’t always the case. The protagonist is the person who changes over the course of the story. Often, this is the main character. It is very common for this person to be […]