• Colin Stokes

Talk and Q&A at the Humanist Hub: "What Movies Teach Us"

Updated: Jan 9, 2018

A case against the Hero's Journey.

I loved giving the final talk of the Humanist Hub's summer speaker series. I got to lay out my case against the Hero's Journey, at least as it has been presented in Hollywood since the 80s: maybe "white males are destined to be violent" is not the most relevant message to send to generation after generation.

Stay for the Q&A, during which I drop a surprising title as an example of a Hero Journey critique.

Reflection questions for you:

  1. What movies (or literature) are your scripture? What lessons do you draw from them?

  2. When have you learned that some historical or conventional wisdom was mythical? How did it feel?

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