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The Quest, Hero and Myth
A look at Lancelot, Hamlet and Don Quixote and how they convey the power of the mythic hero.
# 120679 | 750 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (English) , Literature (World) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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The paper discusses the notion of the quest and the hero, using the characters of Don Quixote, Lancelot, and Hamlet as examples. The paper defines the concept of heroes in myth as exercising noble efforts against great odds.

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"Joseph Campbell describes the hero as the man of self-achieved submission who is able to battle past his personal or historical limitations. Such a hero is presented in myth and in fiction as a person engaged upon a quest which Campbell suggests will offer something of value to society regardless of whether or not the hero is ridiculous or sublime, or whether his quest is successful or not. Further, all heroes exhibit different powers of action which..."

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