Vladimir Propp recognized that in hero tales and folktales, there was a structure set: hero sets out on a journey, hero encounters a lack, etc.
Here students will prepare to examine Greek heroes or folktales by examining the paradigmatic structure he recognized and apply it to a movie. Example included.
• What does it mean to be a hero in modern culture as oppose to classical?
• What type of paradigmatic structures exist within these stories?
• Why is it necessary to have a race of hero-men within the ages of man?