November 4, 2013

Jaws – The hero’s journey breakdown

Ordinary world Sheriff Brody lives on an island with his family and he’s afraid of water Call to Adventure He discovers the dead body of the girl on the beach. It’s not the opening action piece where she is torn apart by the shark. It’s the moment when the hero, Brody is presented with the […]

The Hero’s journey – Freedom to live

A New Hope Final Scene

Freedom to live Freedom to live means freedom from negative emotions which pull the hero away from living in the moment. Negative emotions such frustration, sadness, shame, fear, depression, doubt and despair are banished and instead he is able to celebrate the victory. They are awarded with some high level of success as dictated by […]


The Hero’s Journey – The Ultimate Boon

Kung fu panda

The Ultimate boon The Ultimate Boon is the specific direct response to the call to adventure. The Ultimate boon does not necessarily happen at the end of the film, often it happens around the end of the second act. Very clearly Joseph Campbell indicates the Ultimate boon happens before the Magic flight stage and what […]


The Hero’s journey – The Temptress


The Temptress The Temptress is the opposite of the Goddess, the Goddess compels the hero on but the Temptress, provides a distraction or a detour. Rather than performing the role of a blocker or threshold guardian the Temptress presents a situation for the hero where he must make a choice. This is an internal, moral […]


Star Wars A new hope Hero’s journey


  Star Wars Hero’s Journey Ordinary world A rebellion is struggling against the might of a ruthless empire and Luke is a humble farm boy yearning for a more exciting life Call to adventure Inside a droid he just bought, Luke discovers a hidden message to save the Princess Meeting the Mentor He is rescued […]