The Hero's Journey In Star Wars IV A New Hope

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Film has influenced the lives of many people throughout their lives. New movies come out all the time, and old movies still captivate new viewers to this day. Many people who watch a lot of movies can sometimes point out similarities between two or three completely different movies. Some of the most popular movies have a similar underlying story that Joseph Campbell called the monomyth. The hero’s journey is a very popular story that has been tweaked and retold for centuries. It follows a few basic steps that allow the hero to free themselves from the world he/she is currently living in for a world of adventure, and treasure. One of the most popular of these movies is Star Wars IV A New Hope. In this film Luke Skywalker and Han Solo go on a …show more content…
After the Doris incident Curtis and Edgar are searching the tail section for something. The audience doesn’t know what it is yet, but now that Curtis is the hero finding this thing is the number one priority. Curtis has this cute interaction with Timmy after he realized that Timmy is the one who has the thing Curtis is looking for. This act tells the audience that Curtis is a relatable caring hero who wants to do what best for the whole group, bolstering his hero status. The thing Curtis and friends were looking for was a note that had been smuggled into the back section via protein blocks. This is directly related to “the call to adventure” in the hero’s journey process. The call to action is the thing that happens to change current conditions, like a secret note from a higher class citizen trying to aid them in their escape plan. This call to action is the first step in Curtis’s quest to take over the train, but it comes with the rest of the steps of the hero’s journey. Now that the audience knows that Curtis wants to stage an uprising after the scene were Curtis goes over the plan with Gilliam, Curtiss hero status is bolstered once again. Curtis was introduced with no backstory and yet with subtle hints the hero’s journey motif was able to give clarity to many

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