I Am Malala Hero's Journey

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There are similarities and multiple differences between the way the authors of I Am Malala and The Hobbit portray the hero’s journey, and most are differences. First of all, the biggest difference in the hero’s journey for the novels was the assistance. In I Am Malala, Malala’s father stays by her side during her journey in sharing her beliefs, but Gandalf leaves Bilbo early in the journey.Furthermore, the assistance in the hero’s journey is very important, because it contributes to many things that happen later on in the story. If Malala’s father had left in her journey, she probably wouldn’t have been shot, nor would she have gotten a Nobel Peace Prize, because she would have never met the reporters who helped her spread her beliefs; If Gandalf had stayed with Bilbo and the dwarves like Malala’s father had stayed with her, they never would have been caught by the wood elves and they would have never had to defeat the giant spiders,…show more content…
The departure was portrayed in two different types of ways. Bilbo’s departure was more straightforward because he was literally leaving his home and starting the adventure, while Malala’s was more of a metaphorical departure because her practice with speeches in the mirror made her confident; Her confidence caused her to go into the trials stage of the hero’s journey, which was doing public speaking and spreading her beliefs. In addition, the trials were different. Bilbo’s numerous trials had different consequences that were very fictional, and unimaginable, while Malala’s trials often repeated themselves and had similar consequences like being targeted by the Taliban. This makes sense, considering the fact that one novel is fiction, and the other is nonfiction. To conclude, these two parts of the hero’s journey are portrayed differently simply based on the fact that they are two different types of
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