English and Philosophy
The Seal of Solomon is a work of fantasy with steampunk, flintlock-fantasy elements exploring Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, also known as the hero’s journey. The hero’s journey is both a physical and personal journey in which the hero ventures from their common world and into a realm of supernatural wonder where they encounter challenges, until they enter the “belly of the whale,” undergo an apotheosis and achieve the ultimate boon. They return to their common world changed, enlightened from their experiences and with a freedom over their life that they did not have before. I explore the tropes and elements of this narrative structure while also incorporating multiple point-of-views, role reversals, and aspects of modern fantasy.
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Krisby, Ryan M., "The Seal of Solomon: An Exploration of Storytelling" (2015). Honors Theses. 70.