The Role of the Heroic Monomyth
Jason’s role of the heroic monomyth starts off with the call to adventure. The call was accepting the quest which was given by King Pelias. He then got his supernatural aid from the Argonauts. Jason’s first threshold he has to cross was when they had to chase the Harpies away. When Jason meets Medea it would be meeting with the goddess. The ultimate boon was when Jason retrieves the Golden Fleece. The freedom to live was when Jason leaves Medea for another woman.
The message of the myth is that if you have the right mindset and the right people by your side then you can accomplish anything that is thrown your way. ” Jason was just about to give up and go home.” (Ross 15) As a reader you should take from it that no matter the situation there is always some way to get over it one way or another. I believe that the Greeks looked at the story the same way.