Characters in the Hero’s Journey

Joseph Campbell teaches us about the various figures in the Hero’s Journey. He lists some of the characters:
Hero
Mentor
Shapeshifter
Trickster
Herald
Allies
Shadow
Threshold guardians

All of them perform dramatic functions in a story. One that I would like to do more with is the Shapeshifter. You know, how men think women are shapeshifters, one moment this, the next that; and women think that MEN are shapeshifters.

These fickle people add a lot of tension to a story. What will they do on the next page?

For more information, see Christopher Vogler’s, the WRITERS’ JOURNEY

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