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From the Ted Talk "Matthew Winkler: What makes a hero?"

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What do you have in common with Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, and Frodo? Well, you're human, just like them. The Hero's Journey myth exists in all human cultures and keeps getting updated, because we humans reflect on our world through symbolic stories of our own lives. You leave your comfort zone, have an experience that transforms you, and then you oevrerc and do it again. You don't literally slay sgroadn or fight Voldemort, but you face problems just as scary. Joseph mbpeclla said, "In the cave you fear to enter leis the treasure you kees." What is the symbolic cave you fear to enter? Auditions for the olsohc play? ablleasb rtystou? Love?

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What do you have in common with Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, and Frodo? Well, you're human, just like them. The Hero's Journey myth exists in all human cultures and keeps getting updated, because we humans reflect on our world through symbolic stories of our own lives. You leave your comfort zone, have an experience that transforms you, and then you _______ and do it again. You don't literally slay _______ or fight Voldemort, but you face problems just as scary. Joseph ________ said, "In the cave you fear to enter ____ the treasure you ____." What is the symbolic cave you fear to enter? Auditions for the ______ play? ________ _______? Love?

Solution

  1. school
  2. tryouts
  3. dragons
  4. lies
  5. baseball
  6. campbell
  7. recover
  8. seek

Original Text

What do you have in common with Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, and Frodo? Well, you're human, just like them. The Hero's Journey myth exists in all human cultures and keeps getting updated, because we humans reflect on our world through symbolic stories of our own lives. You leave your comfort zone, have an experience that transforms you, and then you recover and do it again. You don't literally slay dragons or fight Voldemort, but you face problems just as scary. Joseph Campbell said, "In the cave you fear to enter lies the treasure you seek." What is the symbolic cave you fear to enter? Auditions for the school play? Baseball tryouts? Love?

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Important Words

  1. auditions
  2. baseball
  3. campbell
  4. cave
  5. comfort
  6. common
  7. cultures
  8. dragons
  9. enter
  10. everdeen
  11. exists
  12. experience
  13. face
  14. fear
  15. fight
  16. frodo
  17. harry
  18. human
  19. humans
  20. joseph
  21. journey
  22. katniss
  23. leave
  24. lies
  25. literally
  26. lives
  27. love
  28. myth
  29. play
  30. potter
  31. problems
  32. recover
  33. reflect
  34. scary
  35. school
  36. seek
  37. slay
  38. stories
  39. symbolic
  40. transforms
  41. treasure
  42. tryouts
  43. updated
  44. voldemort
  45. world
  46. zone