Myth Critics look at culture, history, and psychology much the same as we are invited to as readers of science fiction. In this excerpt from groundbreaking 1987 video/book series The Power of Myth, Campbell defines the typical pattern for protagonists in all times/places. The usefulness of the approach is that it can be applied to any genre and hero/heroine! It is also challenging in that it does not prioritize any one culture–or religion–over others. https://billmoyers.com/content/ep-1-joseph-campbell-and-the-power-of-myth-the-hero%E2%80%99s-adventure-audio/ Other clips are available on Moyers’s website.
Monomyth from The Hero With A Thousand Faces