Practicing this widely used narrative and storytelling thinking method will help you better understand stories in general, whether it is a movie, biography, novel or the life story of an entrepreneur. Explore the hero’s journey and imagine yourself as the hero of your own story!
Brief summary of the overall task
- Have a pen and paper or screen
- Read the Hero’s Journey diagram with the 17 stages and if you can watch Learning Snack 20!
- After studying the pattern for 5-10 minutes, fill in the gaps on the exercise sheet!
What are the different stages of a good story?
- call to adventure?
- challenges and obstacles?
- finding mentors and helpers?
- returning with the elixir?
Groups of any size or a solo activity. Analyse the Hero’s Journey and then try to fill in the blanks!
The moderator measures the time during the activity and can facilitate watching Learning Snack 20. In the end, check your answers based on the original diagram. The more you understand the different stages, the better you will be at understanding and analysing stories and narratives.
Time and schedule
- 5 minutes reading
- 5 minutes filling in the gap