The Wars

EXAMINE HOW ROBERT ROSS’ EXPERIENCES IN PART’S 2 AND 3 OF THE WAR'S EXEMPLIFIES THE ARCHETYPAL HERO’S JOURNEY INTO THE “UNDERWORLD”?

- Focus primarily on parts 2 and 3, but can also be related to part 1.

- “the episodic memory and pattern of the break with identity and the journey into the alienating underworld and back”

- “If you’re going through hell, keep going”

- “War is hell” – William Tecumseh

- From a psychoanalytic perspective, the underworld is “limbo” which is the lowest state of being/ state of mind to possess

o Relate it to biblical texts, region of the border between hell and heaven

o Place of state of oblivion, forgotten, etc. imprisonment,

o Psychologically, it’s an imprisonment of the mind.

o Applies to mrs. ross

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