Hero, Villain, Saint: An Adventure in the Experience of Individuality
This gripping study of the inner struggle between personal ambition and social conscience explores the eternal conflict between the heroic I and the social We. Religion, myth and biography guide us through the hero's life from extraordinary beginnings to triumph, vilification, defeat and resurrection. As the fascinating story unfolds, we realize its deep importance. The psychology of the hero's journey is our own. The hero's story is the story of our own inner life.
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Addams adventure ambition angel Anouihl's arrogance become beginning Beowulf birth born Brecht's bring Caesar camel celebration Charles child childhood condemnation conscience Coriolanus courage dare daughter death defeat destiny dragon dreams Dylan Thomas eternal eyes father fear feel Fontaine forever France Frank Lloyd Wright future Geat give Grendel hero story hero's Holy honor hope Ibid immortality individuality inner J. H. Smith Jane Addams Jesus Joan of Arc Joan's Jocasta journey kill King Laius lion live look Lord Maid membership monster Mother Church myth never night Noel Coward Oedipus once Orleans ourselves parents Pernoud Polybus Psychoanalytic recognize remember resurrection riddle Robert Graves Rustam Saint Saint Joan Scene secret simurgh social society Sphinx spirit stockyard struggle Suhrab sword symbol tell Thebes tion tradition triumph victory villain virtue voice warriors woman York Young Oedipus