The Hero With a Thousand Faces is a collection of theoretical essays exploring the idea of the hero in literature, myth, and other media. The book deals with the concept of heroism, with the idea of the Hero's Journey, and with various other staples of Western media. Its driving thesis is the idea of the archetypal hero as a repeating character, many iterations of essentially identical figures in varied settings.

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