The Hero's Journey In Captain America

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Joseph Campbell noticed a recurring pattern that in myths from around the world, the most popular myths were the hero’s myth. The Hero’s myth identifies the different stages of a hero’s journey. The different stages in the journey include, the birth/beginning, the call to adventure, helpers/amulet, crossing the threshold, the tests, helpers, climax/supreme ordeal, flight, return, elixir, and home/end. The movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers just an ordinary man who wants to join the army to help defeat the Germans in World War 2. Rogers registered for the army but failed, due to his health conditions. Dr. Abraham Erskine asked Rogers to join an experiment to make the ultimate soldier to defeat the Germans. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Rogers goes through the different stages of a hero's journey, which are: the birth/beginning, the call to adventure,…show more content…
The birth of the hero is usually the supernatural circumstances that surrounds the conception, birth, and childhood. The birth of the hero is what establishes the family tree.. In, Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers was a bullied kid who grew up in New York City. Rogers lost his father when he served in World War 1 and his mother to tuberculous. Rogers wish to join the army but could not because of his health. Next is the hero’s call to adventure. The hero is usually given a message by a messenger or an external event. For Steve Rogers, the war was his call to adventure. Once America joined World War 2 and started recruiting volunteers to help out in the army, Steve and his friend, Bucky, decided that they should join the army. Steve registered but did not make the army. He would go to different cities and reapply but continue to fail. Dr. Abraham Erskine admired Rogers determination and spirit to join the army and asked him to be apart of “Project:Rebirth” which allowed him to gain strength through a
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