Pixar Hero Journey Analysis

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Being born with short term memory loss is awful. It causes you to forget who someone is, where you come from, and most of the time you end up repeating yourself. In the animated Pixar movie “Finding Dory”, Dory (the main character) is a blue tang fish that has had short term memory loss all her life. Reluctantly after finding a home with her new friends for about a year, Dory has a dream. In that dream she has a family (a mom and a dad) that lived at the Jewel of Morro Bay. What dory doesn 't realize is that it 's a actually a memory of her past. Surpassing her illness of short term memory loss, thus starting her “Heroes Journey”. A “Heroes Journey” is a seventeen stage itinerary divided into three segments listed in order; Departure, Initiation and Return. The stages consist of what the hero in the story will do in their journey according to Joseph Campbell’s book, Hero with a Thousand Faces. The first of the seventeen steps is called “The Call to Adventure” according to Campbell it “ is the beginning of a big change, often by accident.” In the film, Dory was swept away by a pipes water current in the aquarium she was born in. As she was swept away rapidly her parents …show more content…
The guides are a means of reminding the Hero who he really is, to keep him humbled, and to remind him of what his purpose is” according to the book Hero with a Thousand Faces written by Joseph Campbell. In the film Finding Dory, Dory meets Hank a seven legged octopus (Septopus). Hank agrees to help Dory in exchange for a tag Dory received by a staff of the Marine Life Institute when she was captured. Hank helped Dory find her way to the exhibit where she and her parents use to live together. They face many obstacles together. They almost get caught or seen multiple times by different staff at the aquarium, they get stuck in a petting tank, and have to go through a crowd of people going unseen by anyone to get to an

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