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Kill Bill, a particular hero

When people ask me what my favourite movie is, I do not have to think it twice to answer, it is Kill Bill 2. Now, in order to make of Kill Bill 2 your favourite movie, it is necessary to include Kill Bill 1. Therefore, let us just say Kill

Mormon Missionaries Can Be Heroes Too

In The Book of Mormon musical, the hero’s journey seems as unlikely as it is hysterical, in the form of an unexpected but endearing Mormon missionary, Elder Cunningham. The story begins when an overeager Elder Cunningham gets his mission call to serve in the dangerous foreign land of Northern Uganda.

Healing through Music

One of the most popular films from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival told a simple story. Set in 1980’s Ireland, the plot centers around a boy named Conor who comes from a broken home and is forced to changed schools.  In the healing process or the path to overcoming his

Starting Out on a Journey: The Legend of Anastasia

Myths and legends have been apart of human history since the beginning of time. Stories of heroes overcoming obstacles and giving hope to the people who believe that all is lost. But the stories that stick with us most of all are the stories that we relate to. The stories

A Break down of the Hero’s Myth: Guardians of the Galaxy

From Luke Skywalker to Frodo Baggins, across galaxies and supernatural universes, Joseph Campbell’s Hero Journey myth is used throughout Hollywood's blockbusters. In 2014 when Disney released Guardian's of the Galaxy, it took the audience by storm for the use of satire throughout the Guardians journey in space. Within the introduction, the audience encounters Peter Quill,

In Time: A Hero’s Journey

The movie "In Time," follows the classic hero myth closely and features familiar archetypes such as the wise old man and shadow figure. Although the futuristic, dystopian setting is unfamiliar to the audience, the audience relates to the movie because of the myth and archetypes used. When the movie begins, the

A wickedly good… and bad hero

In most stories, the main character or hero tends to go through what is known as the “Hero’s Journey”. This journey was originally outlined by Joseph Campbell as the internal path that a character follows as they move through their lives and through the plot or storyline of their story,

Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of the West or Hero of Oz?

The Broadway musical, Wicked, is the untold story that explains how Elphaba became the “Wicked Witch of the West.” The story unfolds the history of the relationship, between witches of Oz, Elphaba and Galinda, as an unlikely friendship. Wicked is a vivid reimaging of The Wizard of Oz and takes