I concur, Lois, we are evolving with regard to our understanding of gender. Several of my university students use they/their/them instead of s/he. How does that impact our understanding of Hero or Heroine’s Journey? As I noted elsewhere, regardless of gender identity and language system for whatever paradigm under discussion, I still believe the underlying narrative principle at work is metamorphosis. The protagonist goes through a psychological and emotional change, most often a positive one, from Disunity to Unity.

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