Adapted from The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell / The Hero’s Journey Chart
Call to Adventure: Where is the hero
when he gets the call? How does he
receive the call to adventure? What is
he being called to do?
Refusal of the Call: If the hero
refuses the call, what are his reasons
for doing so?
Answering the Call: What ultimately
motivates the character to accept the
Guide/Mentor: Which character helps
the hero understand the situation or
provides the hero with special
training? What special training does
the hero receive?
Talisman: If there a particular item
that has special significance to the
hero, what is the item and what
makes it special?
Companions: Who is with the hero
on his journey? How do these
companions help the hero face the
Crossing the Threshold: At what
point in the story does the hero leave
the familiar world and move into a
new, unfamiliar circumstance?
Threshold Guardians: Are there
characters who try to prevent the hero
from crossing into the unfamiliar
territory or circumstance? If so, who
are they and what do they do
Belly of the Whale: What happens to
make the final separation between the
hero and his known world? What is
the zone of danger that he enters?
To Type on the Hero Chart, open the PDf and save the document under a new name.
Herochart - use with Team E Summer Reading 6-2015