What Makes a Hero?


What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature's most interesting heroes? Matthew Winkler takes us step-by-step through the crucial events that make or break a hero.



  • What is the hero’s journey? Does our life reflect this same sequence of events?
  • What do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes?
  • What is the “symbolic cave you fear to enter”?