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Literary Terms. Watership Down. Monomyth. Joseph Campbell The basic stages that almost every hero-quest goes through (no matter what culture the myth comes from). Hero’s Quest/Journey. A character must go on a journey or travel.

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literary terms

Literary Terms

Watership Down

monomyth
Monomyth
  • Joseph Campbell
  • The basic stages that almost every hero-quest goes through (no matter what culture the myth comes from).
hero s quest journey
Hero’s Quest/Journey
  • A character must go on a journey or travel.
  • The hero goes through many trials and dangers, in which he must face his fears in order to restore happiness, fertility, justice, or harmony to his community.
  • The hero often must endure a wasteland or underworld where he/she is “reborn” before returning home.
archetypes
Archetypes
  • Carl Jung
  • The recurring images, patterns, and ideas from dreams and myths across various cultures.
deus ex machina
Deus ex Machina
  • “god from a machine”
  • A plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability, or object.
allegory
Allegory
  • A literary device in which characters or events in a literary, visual, or musical art form represent or symbolize ideas and concepts.
  • An allegory conveys its hidden message through symbolic figures, actions, imagery, and/or events.