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Transcript of Archetype

Heroes Journey The Pursuit of Happyness The Pursuit of Happyness is a rough to riches story based on the character Chris Gardner who plays(Will Smith), a recurring homeless man, on a journey to find happiness. During this film a Hero’s Journey tracts the character through his heartbreaking expedition. Chris is bright and talented, but a slightly employed salesman. Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son Chris Jr. who plays(Jaden Smith) is evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an internship at a significant stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them. The Call Chris eventually realizes that there is a happier side of life for him and his son-
He realizes that after all the bad things that he was put through he can still find happiness in the peaceful moment switch his son, away from the city he struggles in. As Chris returns to the city that same day with his new attitude, he receives many calls from clients and things start to turn up for him. The Separation Chris is now a whole new and different person-
He is transformed and he is "at one" with his new self. Chris goes into the office to find out if he got his new stockbroker job. This one job could change his whole life forever. He goes into the office and he receives the job. Chris starts to cry and runs out of the building to go get his son. He grabs his son into his arms and realizes his life is going to be so much better. The Transformation Through his crazy life of his busy internship, and going from homeless shelter to homeless shelter he starts to lose hope but he never once gives up. Chris becomes more and more determined thought his whole journey. He wants a good life for him and his son more than anything, and seems like he will do anything to get it. After working his hardest through his internship he gets the job and in return, gains happiness for him and his son. The End Summary Chris wonders to himself “Why couldn’t I be that happy”. Chris wants happiness more than anything, and he realizes this is what's going to get him there, and he wants it. Chris gets into a taxi with his boss Jay. Jay tells Chris that it is impossible to figure out the Rubik's cube. Chris explains to Jay that he could figure it out. He takes the Rubik's cube and finishes it just in time as the cab rolls up to Jay's house. Jay is amazed and starts to reconsider Chris and what he is capable of. The Threshold The new happiness that Chris and his son share-
Chris is walking down the street with his son and they both seem so much happier. Chris has his new job and he and his son are finally back on their feet. In the very last part of the film Chris says “This part of my life, this little part is called happiness”. His gift is happiness. The Return -Chris's wife leaves him
-The owner of the Apartment kicks Chris and his son out of the apartment because Chris did not pay his rent in time
-Chris gets put in jail for unpaid tickets. He needs someone to watch his son
-Chris's wife moves to New York, so he officially has no income for himself and his son
-The tax company takes all of the money out of Chris's bank account, and cannot afford to stay at a hotel
-All of the homeless shelters are full
-Chris and his son have no place to go and are now homeless, so they have to sleep in a bathroom The Challenges “It was right then when I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something we can only pursue and maybe we can never actually have it. No matter what. How did he know that? “. Comparison: They both went through a lot to get where they needed to be.
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