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

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 visible motion within the WWII ecu Theater in Sicily, mainland Italy, France, and Germany. He held a battlefield fee, and while the struggle in Europe ended, he again domestic donning extra medals for valor than had the other soldier in his country's background. This residing legend grew to become a Hollywood actor, and starred in additional than 40 videos earlier than his tragic demise in 1971, on the age of forty five. He had develop into a residing myth.

Comparative mythologist, Joseph Campbell (Hero with one thousand Faces) in addition to psychologists like Rollo might (The Cry for fable) and Carl Jung, agree that every one real heroes lives stick to an analogous "archetypal" trend. Homer's Perseus, the Arthurian Percival, Luke Skywalker, and the true lifestyles hero, Audie Murphy all lived lives that resonated with that pattern.

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