Write an analytical paper (3-4 pages). it is a model that asks that you use one text (Campbell) to construct a definition and another text (the myths excerpted in Leeming) to provide an example. Then, you come in and explain the relationship.

we will be using a method called “Definition analysis.” This is a pretty straight forward model that asks that you use one text (Campbell) to supply a definition that you apply to a primary text (Leeming), and then you explain how the example meets the definition. That explanation part is key because this is where you will be doing the actually analysis (analysis is just explaining why you chose the passages you did). So, you just follow this pattern: Definition (Campbell)—Example (Leeming)—Explanation (you).

Use direct quotes

The format of the paper is

Introduction: What are you writing about? (return stage). How does Campbell define it? (Use a direct quote and then explain it in your own words). Now, explain that there are subcategories to the return stage (Campbell covers 6 in his chapter. You need only to pick 2-3). So, let’s say I pick “Refusal of the Return” and “The Crossing of the Return Threshold” and “Freedom to Live”. My thesis would be: Campbell identifies Refusal of the Return, The Crossing of the Return Threshold, and Freedom to Live, as being key sub-categories to the Hero’s return stage.

Part 1: Refusal of the Return

Definition: How does Campbell define it? (Quote). Then explain in your own words what that means.

Example: Use an example from Leeming (Quote). Be sure to explain what story the quote is coming from and provide some context for the selection.

Explanation: How does this example from Leeming illustrate Campbell’s concept?

Part 2: The Crossing of the Return Threshold

Definition: How does Campbell define it? (Quote). Then explain in your own words what that means.

Example: Use an example from Leeming (Quote). Be sure to explain what story the quote is coming from and provide some context for the selection.

Explanation: How does this example from Leeming illustrate Campbell’s concept?

Part 3: Freedom to Live

Definition: How does Campbell define it? (Quote). Then explain in your own words what that means.

Example: Use an example from Leeming (Quote). Be sure to explain what story the quote is coming from and provide some context for the selection.

Explanation: How does this example from Leeming illustrate Campbell’s concept?

Part 4: Summation: This is more akin to what we have been doing. Pull back and take a moment to consider how the themes of return stage and the subcategories relate to “real life”? Keep in mind that both Jung and Campbell sat that myths gain their significance when we understand how they give us road maps to maturity. So, consider that, here, based on your analysis above.

Part 5: Conclusion: You know how to do that.

The formula for each of your sections is: definition-example-explanation. Each subcategory section selected would have: a definition of that subcategory (a quote from Campbell), an example of that element from Leeming’s selected primary texts (a quote from the stories not a quote from Leeming’s analysis), and finally you explaining how the example illustrates the definition (this explanation is analysis).