FC: Dear John Archetypes And Heroic Cycle
2: Synopsis This story is about John Tyree who is home on a two week leave. He discovers a damsel in distress who's purse falls into the ocean.. Her name is Savannah . Savannah and John begin to get very close. In time they fall in love. John then has to go back to the army. This puts a toll on the relationship. But they still try to make it work and write letters to each other all the time. A fire that was once burning so bright begins to die out from distance and space. He receives a letter that is heart wrenching. Savannah has decided to leave him for | another man (this man who has been her best friend) John feels lifeless and like he lost the most important thing in the world to him. Time goes on, and John gets shot in the chest. He then returns to North Carolina to take care of his father who is on his deathbed. It is time for John to go back in the past and figure out what went wrong with his only love. He ends up at Savannah's house and asks her why things happened the way they did. She tells him about Tim and his cancer. She claimed that she had no other choice but to be with him. They are clearly still in love with each other, but John decides to leave even though it's the hardest thing he's ever done. For in his eyes, true love meant that he cared about the other persons happiness more than his own.
4: The Hero The hero of this story is John Tyree. He was born in North Carolina and as a teenager was a rebel . He needed to find a way to get out of the town he called home, and thought that the best way to do this was to be in the Army. | This character learns a lot about himself by the girl he loves . He wants to do everything he can to be with her. He sacrifices his own happiness for her to be happy in the end, even though he is still in love with her. John is selfless for his act of making a generous donation to help out Savannah's husband with his cancer. He is also in the army which means he is willing to give up his life to help out others.
5: letter telling John that she's engaged to someone else. He feels broken and hurt that she couldn't even call or give him a chance to change her mind. | The Threshold Guardian Savannah is on a educational trip to North Carolina for a couple of weeks. She meets John and falls hopelessly for him. This presents an obstacle for John. He never expected to fall in love during his leave. It makes it harder for him to go back into the army when he actually just wishes he could be at home, with her. She was the best thing that ever happened to him, but by the end breaks his heart when she leaves him. There wasn't any call or anything just simply a goodbye
6: The Mentor John's conscience is his mentor. When he was younger, it guided him to where he needed to be. This was in the army to gain self control and make something out of himself. | He learns to accept the way his father is quiet and doesn't need an explanation for this. In the book, he also thinks throughly about why Savannah left him the way she did. He tries to put his own puzzle together. In the end, he can't achieve this and needs answers from her. Savannah tells him that she will always love him, but she had to be there for Tim. He makes a choice to stay out of her life and admire her from a distance. He realizes that his love for her is so strong that all she wants is for him to happy.
7: The Shape Shifter Tim in the beginning of the story is Savannah's best friend. He is very welcoming and friendly to John. He even takes him home one night and tells John that he better not hurt Savannah. Tim's wife died and is a single parent, trying to raise his little boy. He turns into a shapeshifter when Savannah ends up marrying him. He loves her very much, but can clearly see that she'll never love him back the same way. Yet, Tim needed someone to take care of his little boy when he dies. This person being Savannah. John could've never guessed that it was him.
8: The Shadow In the story, John's time in service is almost up when the incident of September 11th happens. This ultimately destroys Savannah and John's relationship. She believe he was almost finished in the army but he decides to serve his country even longer. This is an unexpected turn in the story and also when Savannah couldn't take being away from John any longer. So she backed out and married Tim instead.
10: The Hero Cycle
11: In the movie/book of Dear John, it begins in North Carolina, he is a reckless teenage who has been with many girls and goes to the bar all the time for beer. He hangs out with people that he sees as having no life. This is his ordinary world. He begins to see that this isn't the life that he will always want. He makes a life decision on the spot when he sees an army recruiting building. He was exactly where he needed to be for his call to adventure. John crosses the threshold into a life that he's never been apart of. The life of a soldier. He learns to take commands from | upper authorities and respects the people around him. He begins to not drink so much while in the army. When he comes back to North Carolina, he meets a beautiful girl. He falls in love with her and feels so special when he's around her. He encounters tests such as befriending all the boys who seem as if they're in love with Savannah, having her analyze his father, and most importantly the fact that he still wants to be with Savannah even when they'll be miles apart. It shows that he truly is committed to being with her and loves her. His main ordeal in this story is when Savannah
12: decides to not be with him.. He must make a choice to move on or not change a thing. He can't stop thinking about her so to take up his time he makes the army his job. He knows its one | thing that he can dedicate himself to. After he gets shot, he gets told to go home. He finds that his father is very ill. After his fathers death he seeks out Savannah | He needed answers about what she did. When he finds that she still loves him so much and wants to be with him. This is his reward. He leaves knowing that he can't be selfish and take her away from what she already has.
13: "I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be." — Nicholas Sparks (Dear John) | "And for the briefest instant, it almost feels like we're together again." — Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)