Lilo And Stitch: Heroing As A Hero Or Villain

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The story of Lilo and Stitch is a great example of how characters are able to choose their own destiny on whether or not they’re the hero or villain due to their choices they make along their hero’s journey. Lilo and Stitch are each other 's mentor, learning from each other throughout their journey. This qualifies Campbell 's claim because there is a mentor step of the hero’s journey. In the story, Lilo and Stitch are each other 's mentor and learn from each other throughout their story. This puts them at a disadvantage because they chose each other instead of receiving the traditional magical aid from an outside force. At the end of the story, Stitch made the choice to stay with Lilo and her family. This conflicts with Campbell …show more content…
To begin with, the Grinch is in no sense a typical hero. Instead, he is seen by all in his town as a mean outsider due to his views on society 's favorite holiday. He sought to destroy that which they loved due to his exclusion. The Grinch’s plan was to steal all things Christmas from the citizens from Whoville. In the morning he expected to hear a commotion down in the town due to everything being stolen and Christmas being ruined. Instead, the townsmen were still very merry as if everything had been in place. The Grinch did have a realization at the end of his journey. He realizes that Christmas, “didn’t come from a store” and instead means, “means a little bit more”(29) than just gifts and treats. He realizes that as long as people are surrounded by the people they love, then items don’t matter as long as they have each other. The Grinch then decides to gives the citizens of Whoville all their stuff back and joins the celebration with the people he was excluded from due to his previous choices. He chooses to change from the villain that the people of Whoville feared to the hero that saved Christmas. This proves that characters do not have a predetermined fate and that their destiny is decided based on the …show more content…
Another main point of this article is how, “The debate is merely about whether this reality deserves to be called free will” (Baumeister). This is related to science and how it helps to define free will but also on where people draw the line on how science supports free will but could also support fate. The author spends a majority of his article showing how science and free will are related and how it refutes previous theories on how science disproves free will and now favors free will instead. He strategically uses logos to gain the trust of the readers and to make his argument more credible. Recently, there have been many studies on how science is a part of the free will vs fate debate. During the 20th century, it was more thought that the brain was a major factor in the debate, favoring fate while today’s scientist favor free will over fate. The author states that, “brain researchers say that the brain is just a bunch of nerve cells that fire as a direct result of chemical and electrical events, with no room for free will. Others note that people are unaware of some causes of their behavior, such as unconscious cues or genetic predispositions, and extrapolate to suggest that all behavior may be caused that way, so that conscious choosing is an illusion” (Baumeister). Science actually helps to prove that there is free will due to the

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