The Structure of the Hero’s Journey~ Sonata Form

There are three types of narrative–1) A myth, which is a sacred story from the past. 2) A folktale, which is a fictional story concerning symbolism and how people (or animals who act like people) cope.  3) A legend, which is a historical story that is true, or believed to be true. It involves a king, a war hero, a saint or other famous person at a particular time and place.

How do you write about the hero’s journey? Vogler uses a Three Act Structure for his plot line and 12 Stages of the Hero’s Journey. I recently attended a meeting of the Meridian Chapter of the Mississippi Writers Guild in which playwright Elliott Street explained this to us. Being a musician, I immediately saw the correlation between sonata form and the hero’s journey. To continue reading more about this, please click here.

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