A Myth in Action: The Heroic Life of Audie Murphy by Ann Levingston Joiner PDF

By Ann Levingston Joiner

Audie Murphy,the son of an itinerant Texas farmhand, was once born in 1925. the teen enlisted within the US military in 1942. at the moment, he stood five' 6" tall. by the point he reached twenty, he had noticeable motion within the WWII eu Theater in Sicily, mainland Italy, France, and Germany. He held a battlefield fee, and while the conflict in Europe ended, he lower back domestic donning extra medals for valor than had the other soldier in his country's historical past. This dwelling legend grew to become a Hollywood actor, and starred in additional than 40 video clips ahead of his tragic dying in 1971, on the age of forty five. He had develop into a residing myth.

Comparative mythologist, Joseph Campbell (Hero with 1000 Faces) besides psychologists like Rollo may perhaps (The Cry for fantasy) and Carl Jung, agree that each one actual heroes lives keep on with a similar "archetypal" development. Homer's Perseus, the Arthurian Percival, Luke Skywalker, and the genuine existence hero, Audie Murphy all lived lives that resonated with that pattern.

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