Metropolis When Fredersen Character Analysis

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Freder Fredersen takes the hero’s journey in the 1927 classic Metropolis by Fritz Lang (Metropolis (1984 Giorgio Moroder VHS Version)). The hero’s journey is a non-theistic theory created by Joseph Campbell that states that all heroes and heroines in myths and legends take a journey that is comprised of three basic parts: separation, initiation, and return (TEDx Talks). During this journey our hero will be separated from the status quo world voluntarily and thrown into a special world. He will meet people to help on the way. Adversity and challenges will appear along the path and eventually the hero must face evil and conquer it. Once evil has been slain he returns home to share the treasure acquired. Metropolis is a perfect example of the…show more content…
As he ponders where she could be Maria is kidnapped and her likeness is transformed into a robot by Rotwang, an inventor and prior friend to Joh. Freder discovers Maria is being held captive by Rotwang and kicks open his front door only to discover the next door is also locked. The door Freder kicked open slams shut behind him and door in front of him swings open. As he continues into more rooms, the doors continue to open and close by themselves until Freder decides to wedge the door behind him open, but the wedge flies out trapping Freder inside. The door in front of Freder opens, setting him free, and leads him to Rotwang and ask where Maria is. Robot Maria is with Joh being very provocative and seductive. Joh informs robot Maria that he will control the workers through her, in return she winks and nods at him. Freder bust in to see Maria with Joh and is overwhelmed at the sight and begins to hallucinate, throwing him back into the depths of the Underground City. During this part of Freder’s journey he is faced with the challenge of finding his bliss. Once he finds his bliss the whole world comes crashing down around him, spinning him out of control and into a dark
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