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ENGL 100 - Myths, Symbols, and Heroes: Topic 3 Hero’s journey

Search Strategy

a) Literary criticism:

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hemingway AND interpretation

Gale Literature Resource Center - on campus or off-campus w/ library card - Database of quality literary criticism articles & biographical info on authors

Note: When results for a search are first displayed, "Literature criticism" articles are listed.
Click on the "Topic & Work Overviews" tab for more general articles; click on the "Biographies" tab for biographical articles about the author.

b) Biographical sources:
-- Gale Biography in Context on campus or off-campus w/ library card - Database of biographical articles on famous people.
-- Gale Literature Resource Center

Sources for Topic 3

Classics / novels

The Odyssey (Greek: Homer)

The Once and Future King (King Arthur: T.H. White)

The Ramayana (India)

The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)

Siddhartha (Herman Hesse)

Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)

On the Road (Jack Kerouac)

The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)

Woman’s perspective

Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

The Woman Warrior (Maxine Hong Kingston)

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)

The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)

Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

The Color Purple (Alice Walker)

The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)


The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)

Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)

The Little Prince (Antoine Exupery)

The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman)

Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi)

Beauty (Sherri Tepper)

Iron John (Robert Bly)

Native American

Black Elk Speaks (John Niehart)

Ceremony (Leslie Marmon Silko)

Watch for Me on the Mountain / Geronimo (Forrest Carter)

Reference / Commentary

The Hero with 1000 Faces (Joseph Campbell)

Man and His Symbols (Carl Jung)

The Uses of Enchantment (Fairy Tales: Bruno Bettelheim)

Man, Myth and Magic (Encyclopedia)

Encyclopedia of Religion