FC: The Last Unicorn By Jasmine Bergstrom Hour 2
1: Table of Contents: 2. Ordinary World 3. Call to Adventure 4. Refusal of the Call 5. Meeting the Mentor 6. Crossing the First Threshold 7. Tests, Allies, and Enemies 8. Approach to the Inmost Cave 9. Supreme Ordeal/Death Experience 10. Reward 11. The Road Back 12. Resurrection 13. Return with the Elixir
2: Stage 1: Ordinary World The Unicorn, though she doesn't have a name, is used to running around, socializing with ordinary animals she comes across. She lives in a magical forest, and has her whole life. It is never anything but spring. The leaves never fall, and it never rains, but nothing is dried up.
3: Stage 2: Call to Adventure The Last Unicorn overhears two men speaking. One of them tells the other the story of the unicorns, saying there is only one left. She cannot believe it, so she wants to find out for herself.
4: Stage 3: Refusal of the Call The Unicorn is so convinced that the men are wrong, that she is not the last unicorn, especially since, for many years, men have not been able to see them as unicorns, only mares. She is also very fearful of leaving her home, because she has never left before. She feels she wouldn't even know where to begin.
5: Stage 4: Meeting the Mentor The Unicorn doesn't meet with her mentor for quite a long time. She travels alone, until she gets captured in her sleep by an evil witch. Shmendrick the magician travels with her because he has nowhere else to go. He finally rescues her, because he knows that she's a unicorn. He travels with her, telling her the story of King Hagard and the Red Bull. Shmendrick is one of the few that has true magic, but he doesn't know how to use it properly. He's amateur.
6: Stage 5: Crossing the First Threshold The Unicorn starts off in the middle of the night. She feels that she needs to find others like herself. Although she doesn't want to believe the butterfly's story about the Red Bull, she knows she hasn't seen another like herself. She has strong conviction to find the others, to either prove the butterfly and the men wrong, or to prove herself wrong about the story of the lost unicorns.
7: Stage 6: Tests, Allies, and Enemies
8: Tests: The Last Unicorn gets captured in her sleep and is put into a traveling carnival, but Shmendrick helps her to escape. She then lets all the other captured animals loose. Another test was to escape the Red Bull the first time. Shmendrick once again "helps" her by turning her into a human, though she feels it's the worst possible thing that could ever happen. This results in one of her biggest challenges because if she is human too long, she will forget that she was ever a unicorn. Her final test is facing the Red Bull the last time. | Allies: The Butterfly- A interesting creature who rarely does not speak in song or poem, but informs the Last Unicorn of the Red Bull. Shmendrick the magician- He is a young,inadequate, amateur magician. Molly- She is a young maiden they find along the way. She helps the Unicorn in any way she can. Leer- the young prince who falls in love with her in human form. | Enemies: The Witch- She is clever. She captures the Unicorn while she's sleeping because she can see her true nature. The Magical Bird Creature- The Unicorn releases it from the witch's hold, but it tries to attack her. King Haggard- He is the king and he is responsible for the Red Bull because unicorns are the only thing that can make him happy. He first meets the Last Unicorn in human form, but knows what she truly is. The Red Bull- He drives all the unicorns into the sea for King Haggard.
9: Stage 7: Approach to the Inmost Cave In The Last Unicorn, the approach to the inmost cave was literally in a cave. She is lead into the cave to find the Red Bull in hopes of defeating him. She has to face him down, which is extremely hard because of physical factors. She is frightened at first, but she finds her strength.
10: Stage 8: Supreme Ordeal/Death Experience At one point, the Last Unicorn is so close to being driven into the sea by the Red Bull, it looks as if she won't make it.
11: Stage 9: Reward The Last Unicorn at last finds the other unicorns. She came a long journey, had to face many horrible creatures and had to endure being human, but she did what she had initially set out to do.
12: Stage 10: The Road Back The last unicorn faces the Red Bull and stands up for herself. She actually manages driving the Red Bull into the sea and the unicorns are saved.
13: Stage 11: Resurrection There are several new factors to the Unicorn. One of the most important being that she is the only unicorn that can regret, as she was once human. The second is that she is the bravest unicorn because she was the only one that stood up to the Red Bull.
14: Stage 12: Return with the Elixir The Unicorn saves all the others, defeats the Red Bull, and helps Shmendrick to believe in himself.