Analyzing Hero Journey and Animal Myth

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Introduction
Myth does not only exist during the old days, where the elderly spoke of legendary stories and spread them mouth to mouth. In today’s global village, where mass media and pop culture overtake everything in the world at the speed and intensity that no one would ever imagine before, myth has become the new pop culture as media create their own universal myths that almost everybody in this globalized era is able to relate to. Kung Fu Panda is a movie which the story is about hero journey and has archetype as the mythical elements that modern media have been creating. The researchers have not doing research yet about what is the director’s point of view while making this film. Thus, this analysis is based on our point of view (based on Joseph Campbell theory) only. There is no intervention from the director’s point of view in this work.

Hero Journey
In this study, the researchers apply hero’s journey theory by Joseph Campbell in regarding to analyze the case. There are three phases with seventeen steps referring to the theory, yet Campbell states not every myth contains all the steps. So that, the researchers only discuss a few steps of theory which has association with the scenes of Kung Fu Panda, but we covered the three main phases; departure, initiation, and return.
Po is the Hero in the movie, he feels miserable because he sells noodles. He also feels out of place because he lives in a place where there are no other panda, his own father is a goose. When Po’s father, Mr. Ping, send Po to go sell noodles he is not very enthusiastic. Po is tired of selling noodles and want to go into the world of Kung Fu. Master Oogway, whose the archetype is the Herald in Kung Fu Panda, brings Po in adventure by choosing him as the Dragon Warrior. The point when Po is willing to change and finally chose by Master Oogway to be the Dragon Warrior is the first step in departure phase what Campbell called as The Call to Adventure. The next step experienced by Po is

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