FC: The Blind Side | Caitlyn Rebarchik Period 4 World Lit
1: The Blind Side is based off a true story about a young man who becomes a first draft football player after hard work and dedication. He also became apart of a real family that guided him to be successful and have a real home. The Heroic Cycle followed through this story explains its significance and will eventually inspire you. | Introduction
2: Heroic Cycle
3: Hero The Hero in this story would obviously be Micheal Oher. Growing up, he was separated from his drug addict mother and also his brothers by having to go into foster care. Once he was taken in by Leigh Ann Tuohy and her family, he began to try harder and succeed at life which eventually led him to become apart of the family. He accomplished becoming a football player for the NFL and graduated from college. He also helped open the eyes of an ordinary family, who had it all, to see his struggles.
4: Mentor The mentor in this story would be Leigh Ann Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) who notices Micheal walking alone at night and offers him a place to sleep. She buys him new clothes and provides for him that eventually turns out that he becomes her son. She learns about his past and guides him to graduate with a 2.5 gpa that allows him to play football. Micheal opened her eyes to reality and became his inspiration.
5: Threshold Guardian The Threshold Guardian would be S.J. Tuohy. He is Leigh Ann's son that becomes Micheal's best friend and little brother. He pushes him to get in shape for football and helps guide him through his obsticales.
6: Shadow The shadow in this story is Alton who is a man that lives where Micheal use to live during his childhood. He picks on him and acts like he owns the place. He hates how Micheal found a new life and threatens his life for forgetting his old friends and home.
7: Ordinary World | Micheal's ordinary world was growing up in the ghetto part of town in Memphis where he had no family and no life. He walked the streets homeless, trying to find answers.
8: Call To Adventure | Micheal's call to adventure would be where he first meets the Tuohy family on a cold rainy night while walking to the gym to sleep. They open their house to him for somewhere to sleep and that was the starting point of his new life beginning. Of course he didn't realize that at first but as time continued on he became more and more apart of the family.
9: Once Micheal meets the Tuohy family, Leigh Ann becomes his mentor. She guides him to succeed in life and helps him with his past struggles. Eventually he becomes an NFL football player and graduates college. He never knew this would be possible but she showed him the way. | Meeting The Mentor
10: Threshold Crossing The obstacles Micheal faces would be forgetting his childhood struggles and becoming apart of a new life with a new family. He starts out with a 0.6 gpa but works to get a 2.5 to be able to be a football player.
11: Tests, Allies, Enemies Micheal has to face old neighborhood enemies and dealing with outside lawyers that try to persuade him into thinking differently about himself. He also has to choose what team he wants to play for in the NFL.
12: Supreme Test Michaels supreme test is to open up about his past and decide if he wants to live his new life as a football player and where he wants to go for it. He also needs to decide if he wants to become a Tuohy forever.
13: Reward He makes many accomplishments in his new life by becoming an NFL football player and trying to become someone successful . Giving up was never an option, you have to work to get somewhere you want in life.
14: The Blind Side is a classic hero cycle and is based on rebuilding a shattered life. At first he had absolutely nothing and no hope until he found people that helped turn his life around for the best.