Statement of Inquiry:
The Hero story is of the earth. Their journey is the everyday.
Narrative and Innovation
Identities and relationships
Orientation in Space and Time
Factual Questions: What is an archetype?
Conceptual Questions: Do we have control over the narrative of our journey?
Debateable questions: Are we all heroes?
Part 1: What is a hero? What makes a hero story?
In Part 1 of our studies in year 7 Drama we will explore
- what an archetype is
- what a ‘typical’ hero is
- how the narrative of a hero story is typically structured
- who are some of the world’s most famous fictional heroes
- how we can embody these characters as performers.
Part 2: How does the hero story relate to our lives?
‘He doesn’t need superpowers. That’s my point. You’re an idiot. He can hold his own. He has an alter ego. He has a costume. He fights for Truth and Justice. He has arch enemies. And he does all this without any weird mutations. He’s just really determined. That’s what makes him interesting. The fact that with enough dedication and desire, we could all be Batman. Batmen. Batpeople. And that’s what makes him the best’. Jasper Jones by Tim Winton.
‘You are the hero of your own story’. Joseph Campbell