Hero Journey Project *THE GRINCH* By: Sina Dailey Period 2 Mr. Krucli English 2 The Ordinary world The grinch lives at the top of Mt. crumpet, were no one likes him and is scared of him. He lives there with his dog (which is his only friend). Call to adventure The Grinch come down from mount crumpet only to find a little girl bugging him in the postal office. Refusal to call The grinch gets nominated to be the “cheer mister” of the year. The Grinch’s first thought was to deny the offer because it seemed to good to be true. So he thought it was just one big prank and he refuses the offer. Supernatural aid The supernatural aid in this movie is Cindy Lou Who because she is sort of a protective figure to the Grinch. She stuck up for him when everyone else was against him. And she also took the initiative to find out WHO the Grinch really was on the inside, and not just believe what she has heard about him. Crossing the threshold This is when the Grinch does finally go down to Who Ville (as him self) and to actually except his award for the “Cheer Mister”. In the belly of the whale Is when he is at the award ceremony and he actually ends up having a good time eating, singing, and dancing. The road of trials Is when the major of Who Ville starts making fun of the Grinch by giving him a razor for Christmas present, and making him look stupid in front of everyone at the award ceremony. This makes the Grinch feel very embarrassed and regretful. The meeting with the goddess Meeting with the goddess in this movie, is when the Grinch meets Cindy Lou Who in the beginning of the movie. But later on she helps him realize what Christmas is all about. Woman as the temptress In this movie the temptress is when he meets with the Major 20 years later, and the Major tries to destroy the Grinch and make him look worst then what he really is. Atonement with the father Is when the Grinch actually gets the idea and courage to attempt to steal Christmas by stealing all the little kids presents and ornaments on Christmas night. Apotheosis Is when he successfully steals all the presents in Who Ville and brings them all back up on mount crumpet to dump it. But right before he was about to dump it he didn’t hear crying of little children, he heard laughter and Christmas spirit singing. That’s when he realizes that Christmas isn’t about presents but about caring for one another. The ultimate Boon Is when he ends up saving Cindy Lou Who’s life because she almost falls off of mount Crumpet. Magic in flight (the chase) Is when the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who go back down to Who Ville together, but on their way back they almost die because of the very dangerous sleigh he had built could not brake or slow down. Rescue from without This is when the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who are racing down dangerous mountain and cannot stop. So some of the Who’s from Who Ville decide to take Christmas lights and save them by stopping the sleigh. Crossing the return threshold This is when The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who made it to Who Ville from Mount Crumpet safely, and unharmed. Master of two worlds This is when every one down in Who Ville realizes that the Grinch isn’t bad at all, and that he is just like everyone else. And that he just wants to be loved on Christmas and every other day. Freedom to live The Grinch apologizes to everyone and everyone forgives him. He ends up getting the girl that he has always loved and feasts on roast beef with the everyone else. And they did all this with CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!