FC: Hero's Journey: Up | Nicole Frechette Hour 4
1: Table Of Contents | 1.) Ordinary World 2.) Call to Adventure 3.) Refusal of the Call 4.) Meeting with the Mentor 5.) Crossing the First Threshold 6.) Tests, Allies, Enemies 7.) Approach to the Inmost Cave 8.) Ordeal/ Death Experience 9.) Reward 10.) The Road Back 11.) Resurrection 12.) Return | 2 4 6 8 10 14 16 18 20 22 23
2: 1.) Ordinary World
3: Mr. Fredrickson goes through life happily in love starting when he was just a boy. His wife and him grew old together in a beautiful house and average neighborhood until Elle, his wife, had gotten sick and died. Mr. Fredrickson then gets to grow crabby and alone, still most likely hurting about his wife's death. Meanwhile, his neighborhood is knocked down around him and the construction workers will do anything, but Fredrickson refuses and is eventually forced anyway to give up his home and land up and be moved to a nursing home because he hit someone.
4: 2.) Call to Adventure
5: His wife and him always dreamed of going to Paradise Falls. So the day he was forced to leave his home, just about as he was almost finished gathering all his things to be brought to the nursing home, he had set his previous plan into action. He let go a bunch of balloons from the roof which lifted up the house into the air. He needed to do this to keep the one big thing left of his wife. They had always cherished their house and had made it to their exact liking and dream.
6: 3.)Refusal of the Call
7: Mr. Fredrickson at first was just going to let his house go when he found out. He was just going to give up just like that.
8: 4.) Meeting with the Mentor
9: Well the mentor, in my opinion, in this movie would probably have to be Russell. He ends up, accidentally, going with Mr. Fredrickson up in the air with his house. Russell does end up loosening Fredrickson up and making him him happy and caring again. Through some parts of the movie, even motivate him.
10: 5.) Crossing the First Threshold
11: Mr. Fredrickson had decided on going through with not letting himself being forced to end up a nursing home and had lifted his house into the air with a bunch of balloons to escape.
12: 6.) Tests, Allies, Enemies
13: *Tests- the balloons started to pop, the house almost started on fire, they almost fell off a cliff, Charles's dogs tried to chase them down a few times. *Allies- Russel, Doug, and Kevin *Enemies- the other dogs and Charles Muntz
14: 7.) Approach to the Inmost Cave
15: When Charles Muntz himself and his dogs go after Mr. Fredrickson, Kevin, Doug, and Russell. His goal is to crash the house which would make it so they can't make it to Paradise Falls. This would be very bad and ruin the whole purpose for escaping the nursing home and would now leave them with nothing.
16: 8.) Ordeal/ Death Experience
17: Along their journey Mr. Fredrickson, Russell, Kevin, and Dug had many close calls with experiences. The biggest life or death crisis would have to be when Charles Muntz was going after them and almost crashed the house completely. This was the biggest fear moment of the whole movie. Not to mention, that they were all still in the house so if it crashed, they went with it.
18: 9.) Reward
19: After the long journey , all the challenges, tasks, risks, determination, all their hard work paid off. Mr. Fredrickson finally made it to Paradise Falls which was his and his wife's life long dream they never got to make to together. Plus, now Carl Fredrickson also had some sidekicks along with him, Russell, Kevin, and Dug.
20: 10.) The Road Back
21: Charles Muntz and his dogs go after and chase Mr. Fredrickson, Kevin, Russell, and Dug one last time before finally being completely defeated.
22: They had all made it through a lot. After everything with all the struggles, challenges, and almost not making it there multiple times with the house over this journey over a period of time, you can definitely see a better change in Carl Fredrickson. | 11.) The Resurrection
23: 12.) Return with Elixir | Finally, after everything, Mr. Fredrickson had changed, he had grown from the experience. Since the death of his wife he had been lonely and felt no purpose in life and became different. He became happy again and not cranky or crabby.