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The Hero's Journey: Spiderman

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Antonella Bahu

on 15 September 2013

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Transcript of The Hero's Journey: Spiderman

The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
Stage 1: The Ordinary World
Peter Parker starts off as an ordinary Highschooler.
He's very smart, but is bullied.
Peter is an Orphan, and lives with his Uncle and Aunt.
He only has two real friends, Harry and Mary Jane.
Stage 2: The Call to Adventure
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
While on a field trip to a laboratory, Peter gets bitten by a genetically modified spider. This causes Peter's genetics to be altered giving him "spider like" powers.
Once Peter discovers his powers he doesn't know what to do. He's confused as to if he should use them or not. He decides not to, and just go on with his ordinary life. Even when he gets bullied he doesn't act upon it.
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
Stage 3: The Refuse of the Call
The Hero's Journery: Spiderman
Stage 4: Meeting the Mentor
Uncle Ben would be Peter's Mentor. Although Uncle Ben doesn't know exactly what's going on, he is the closest to Peter and is the one to give him advice. Even if he doesn't use it right away.
Stage 5: Crossing the Threshold
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
Peter finally crosses the threshold when he chases down and kills Uncle Ben's killer. This makes Peter accept his new powers, and no longer makes him a normal innocent teenager.
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
Stage 6: Tests, Allies, and Enemies
Peter first faces the emotional test of his best friend and life long crush now dating.
Mary Jane is shown as the trickster for toying with his feelings making his change and feel betrayed, and Harry as the shape shifter for being his best friend at times, and showing off he got the girl at others.
He meets his first Enemy, the Green Goblin.
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
Stage 7: Approach to the Inmost Cave
Spiderman now approaches the inmost cave when he has to choose to save the love of his life, and a bus full of little children. He and everyone involved are put in major danger.
Stage 8: The Ordeal
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
The biggest fight happens in the rundown building between Spiderman and the Green Goblin. The Green Goblin has an advantage through most of the fight, but now that Peter is a true hero he kills the Green Goblin by the end.
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
Stage 9: The Reward
After defeating the Green Goblin Peter tries to go back to his normal life, and keeps Spiderman a secret identity. Spiderman is praised in his town, and now Peter finally got Mary Jane.
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
Stage 10: The Road Back
After finding out that the Green Goblin was his best friend's dad, Spiderman must return the body of his enemy back to Harry. Once Harry finds out that Spiderman is who has killed his father he promises to avenge his father by killing Spiderman.
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
Stage 11: The Resurrection
Peter now understands the advice given to him by uncle Ben. He is fighting with himself. He now realizes he needs to keep all the civilians safe, and now has a whole new personality and perspective.
The Hero's Journey: Spiderman
Stage 12: Return with the Elixir
Peter's elixirs are both knowledge and the love of his life. He brings back a new perspective, and that he knows he has a knew responsibility. He also finally gets the girl. Even though he doesn't accept her.
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