Jurassic Park – The Hero’s journey breakdown
Grant is an archaeologist working on site digging up bones.
Call to Adventure
Hammond Grant to come see Jurassic Park
Refusal to Call
Grant refuses, as he’s just discovered a new skeleton.
Hammond has created a world where dinosaurs exist. He’s going to take Grant there and teach a him lesson in life. Be careful what you wish for.
Crossing of the first threshold
Taking a helicopter ride and landing in the wildly exotic world of Jurasic Park.
Belly of the whale
Entering the ride where the secrets of DNA recovered from amber is revealed. This is the complete separation of the old world. The thing that has died is Grant’s concept of the limits of science.
Meeting with the Goddess
Grant meets with the children. This is the love story of Jurasic park, fatherly love. In return the children are what encourage his bravery in the story.
Road of the trials
The park goes offline and the power is out. The T Rex gets loose and Grant has to use his, up till now, theoretical knowledge of dinosaurs to save the lives of himself and the children.
Woman as temptress
The temptation in this story is expressed through Nedry. He shows what happens when you succumb to temptation and pays the price for it with his life.
Atonement with the father
Grant and Malcolm never got along. Malcolm based his theories on Chaos and gives dire warnings of the potential consequences. Grant sees the dinosaurs have laid eggs, Malcomb was right, he’s learnt that life will find a way.
Grant brings Tim back to life after he was killed on the electric fence. It’s a god like action to be able to resurrect someone.
Grant returns the kids to the safety of the headquarters of the resort.
The children and then the adults are hunted by the raptors inside the resort. They barely escape.
Rescue from without
The Raptors are about to kill them but the T Rex appears and kills the Raptors. This step is far more like deux ex machina than the stage Rescue from without usually is.
Master of two worlds
They have escaped and Ellie looks at Grant who is now comfortable with children with their arms draped over over each other.
Freedom to live
Grant looks out the window at birds migrating. Life goes on