Harry Potter and The Hero Pattern
The hero pattern based upon The Hero: A study in Tradition, Myth and Dreams by Lord Raglan is here applied to the life of Harry Potter as developed by J. K. Rowling, especially in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Scholastic Press, 1998).
Click here to see Lord Raglan's pattern and to compare Harry Potter as a hero to other mythic heroes.
Due to the young age of Harry Potter his story reaches only as far as #11.
8 out of 11 points (through #11).
For more on Harry as a hero, see "Harry Potter" at Mythichero.com.
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