Along classic plot devices such as “Deus ex machina” or “The Red Herring”, the “Hero’s Journey”—proposed by Christopher Vogler is a structural device prevalent in literature and film more often than one could think. Adapted from the “Hero’s Journey”, Jay Clayton’s “Romance Narrative Cycle” too outlines the development of a hero as he/she undergoes a quest facing obstacles and trials posed through the different phases. The film 21 Jump Street portrays Morton Schmidt (along partner Greg Jenko), as he undergoes his transformation into a hero. The transformation follows both Clayton and Vogler’s classic structure, incorporating comedy into the traditional romance narrative. Schmidt’s main objective as he initiates his quest is to infiltrate a drug operation to prevent more teens from overdosing on the lethal drug HFS and prove he is a worthy cop, however, along the way is faced with trials that cause him to stray from his quest.
Not here in town” (Watson 101). Along with protecting the citizens of Bentrock, Wesley also protects Frank’s reputation and dignity when he does not take him to the public jail, where everyone would know what he has done. Finally, Wesley helps people when he moves away from Bentrock, Montana and follows his dream of becoming a lawyer. In this single action, he helps David, his son, get away from his grandfather who is a bad influence. In addition, he helps his marriage because his wife has always wanted to move away.
Symbolic interactionism is the idea that people grow and develop through social interactions. For example, Gordie had recently lost his brother, Denny and Gordie’s father was making him feel unwanted by blaming him for the loss. In the movie the boys carried a gun for protection. When they found the body, an older group of boys came and were trying to take the body by threatening the younger boys, but Gordie picks up the gun and points it at one of the older boys and tell them that they need to leave them and the body alone. The older boys left and nothing happened, but this scene showed the change that Gordie had made because he had the courage to stand up the the older
In The Giver by Lois Lowry, the main character, Jonas, can undoubtedly be considered a hero. Jonas’ actions throughout The Giver are a quality example of the archetypal pattern of the Hero’s journey, and to depict this I used a variety of text, illustration, and color throughout my graphic novel. Jonas undergoes all three stages of the hero’s journey throughout the novel. He experiences the first step in this journey, the call to adventure, when he is selected to be the Receiver of Memory. Jonas, like most archetypal heroes during this step, notes that he believes that his life will change due to this call to a mysterious adventure.
After witnessing Lupito’s death, Lupito still remains within Antonio’s mind wandering like a lost soul not knowing the ending to his death. He still continues to question whether god has helped his spirit or if he is forever lost to wander. “It is the soul of Lupito, they cried in fear, doomed to wander the river at night because the waters washed his soul away!”(Pg. 26) This is the first placement of Antonio’s religious ambivalence. Antonio may think to himself that seeing someone die is a sin, the idea of growing up thinking that the world is perfectly put together and being restricted from reality is a sin, restriction is a sin.
I joined the army to avenge the deaths of my family and to survive, but I’ve come to learn that if I am going to take revenge, in that process I will kill another person whose family will want revenge; then revenge and revenge and revenge will never come to an end…” (Beah 2007 pg 199). Ishmael learned from his own experience that revenge never gives you the justice you are searching for. Getting revenge doesn’t bring anybody back from the dead, it doesn’t fix any problem and it doesn’t heal the pain inside of you. Readers should take this lesson to heart because, we don’t have to learn the hard way like Ishmael; we can learn
Vladek lost his wife and firstborn, while Art lost his mother and a brother he had never met. Vladek was able to survive Auschwitz, but it costs him his old life. Vladek and Artie have a strained relationship with each other since all Artie wants to do is know, while Vladek just wants to forget. This causes Vladek to sometimes
In the beginning of chapter 3, He says “If I was going to kill myself, this was the time.”(33). This young boy, with very little hope right now, wanted to take his own life. He had a feeling that they were going to face a slow death on the flames, so if he wanted to die, he wanted it to be quick. His dad, Schlomo, said to him that they have to stick together, and then they will get out of this mess together and alive. Elie witnessed many things that made him lose his inner happy self.
“Not us” by Mark Holiday, depicts a man’s denial and confusion on death after hearing about an elderly couple who are hospitalized. He tries convincing his beloved that death will not come, but finally he accepts that death will sadly approach everyone. By using repetition, he emphasis his confusion and denial. He does this by repeating the phrase, “They are not us” in different ways creating a distinctive affect each time it is used. Different forms of repetition and symbolism, creates tension within the speaker which helps him realize that death is like a spiraling “Get Well” card ready to slide under someone’s door, helping deflate the tension he has within him.
His act of defiance resulted in death, but caused the people of Salem to question the court, which prevents any future deaths for suspected witchery. By refusing to lie, John Proctor preserved his name and held up his personal convictions. However, some may say that this was self-serving, because he left his family destitute, and his wife husbandless and his children fatherless. Nevertheless, “How can I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!...Because It is my name!
Creon is Shocked with the deaths of his wife and son and says, “Oh no, another, a second loss to break of heart. What next, what fate still waits for me? I just held my son in my arms and now, look, a new corpse rising before my eyes- wretched, helpless mother-O my son.” (Sophocles 1420-25). Creon begins to see how his pride lead him to this and sees how it could affect even more and starts to wonder what else his actions will do to him. The decision to punish Antigone he sees was not worth the death of his family.
This is the story, its stars out by Dave a seventeen year old who is a kid but thinks he should be treated with more respect (Exposition). In a way of getting this respect Dave decides to purchase a gun (Rising Action). Dave arrives to work early eager for some target practice, in doing so the recoil of the gun is too strong for him, and so he accidentally shots Jenny (Climax). Dave made a cover story for this unfortunate incident, which Mr. Hawkins his boss see right through immediately (Falling Action). Dave accesses the situation and weighs his option, stay and accept his faith, or leave and make his own new faith.
No matter who you where in the war, everybody walked away with guilt. Jimmy Cross will never forgive himself over the death of Ted Lavender. “He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead” (pg 7) Cross has to live with the fact that his distraction over Martha caused Lavender to die and as commanding officer he had responsibility over him. O’Brien feels the blame over the death of “a short, slender young man of about twenty” (pg 129) With the pain of killing this young man keeps O’Brien “writing war stories” (pg 129). With this remorse he feels the writing of the stories gives the man a history and a wife.
This, thusly, adds to his aversion against society for the most part, which is obviously a driving component in his choosing to go into the wild. He claims that his parents are to materialistic and are focused on the acceptance of others, which drives him to leave and find himself. One is left to think about whether, had McCandless figured out how to forgive his parents for their imperfections, he would not have wanted to go to such extraordinary lengths in his mission for answers. Throughout the film Chris meets people who have had a great influence on his journey. Every person he met had done something kind for him but because he is unable to form close relationships with anyone, he would end up leaving them.
There is no home for you! So I give you a choice!” He pauses, points at dead bodies, then resumes, “You can end up like them, or you take this machete and end your families life, but be safe with us” I stare into the eyes of father and brother, we are knowing this is the last time we will see each other. I cannot help crying, so does brother but not father, father is being strong. Father speaks, ”son, if you do not kill us they will kill us anyways, save yourself and know that this is what you had to do.” I raise the machete tears rolling down my cheek, and strike down. First father, then brother.