I Am Malala Hero's Journey Essay

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When watching movies or reading books, you may notice a pattern or similarity in the stories. This is called an archetype. The hero’s journey is one example. Authors have different ways of expressing their thoughts in their hero’s journey. The Hobbit is about the journey of Bilbo Baggins and 13 dwarves who journey to get their treasure back. I Am Malala is a nonfiction novel about a girl who fought for her beliefs and as a result, suffered through a big crisis. There are similarities and differences between the way the authors of these two novels portray the hero’s journey. The most obvioust difference in the hero’s journey in these novels was the assistance or guidance. In I Am Malala, Malala’s father stays by her side throughout the journey…show more content…
The novels had a similar call to adventure because they both used their instincts to decide whether they were going to go on a journey or not. Malala knew that she had to do something about the right for education and so she started speaking out. That was Malala’s instinct showing because she felt strongly about her beliefs. Bilbo’s Took side made him want to go on the adventure, even if the Tookishness wore off after he realized what he had decided on doing. Even though this part of the hero’s journey was portrayed pretty similarly, there is still a bit of a difference. They both used their instincts, but Bilbo was influenced a bit by the dwarves. His Took side had shown while the dwarves were contemplating whether he was fit for the adventure or not. This made him want to prove himself to them. Instincts aren’t normally the cause of the call to adventure, but for some reason, these two very different novels are similar this way. Normally the main character is given an invitation or a clue as their call to adventure. Bilbo was given an invitation from the dwarves as part of his call to adventure, but it was his instincts that helped him chose to go. Malala was never given an invitation at all. Instead, she knew what she had to fight for. In summary, the novels had one similarity in how the authors portrayed the call to adventure; even still, it was a bit
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