Pick a contemporary story in the form of a novel, movie, or video game that is inspired by a mythological epic or hero’s quest. Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes about the contemporary hero’s or heroine’s quest. Refer to the University of Phoenix Material “Help With Microsoft® PowerPoint® Assignments” for additional help. Include the following in your presentation:
Brief description of the plight of the main character–the feat(s) he or she must execute for the benefit of society in the face of challenges
The villain, his or her characteristics, and role in the hero’s quest
Other archetypes within the story and a brief description of their roles in the hero’s quest
Detailed description of each stage of the hero’s quest: initiation, separation, transformation, and return
Research about the mythological and cultural origins of the story; explain parallels between the myth(s) and the contemporary story it inspired
Analysis of any mythological symbolism, metaphors, and attributes pertinent to the story. What real life elements might these items represent?
Explanation of the conflicts between personal desires and community responsibility represented in the myth and the contemporary story
Relate these to the conflicts and choices ordinary humans struggle with.
Explain why these conflicts retain relevance through the ages.
Include citations and references throughout your assignment. APA formatting is preferred but not required.
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