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Breanna Dantzler's Monomyth

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S: The Time Traveler's Wife and The Monomyth

FC: The Time Traveler's Wife and The Monomyth By: Breanna Dantzler

2: The Call | The call for Clare is when she meets Henry for the first time.When she meets Henry she is six years old and Henry is 36.They meet in the meadow behind her house.She notices someone is with her in the meadow and thinks it is Mark,but it is Henry.Henry tells her that he can time travel and she doesn't believe him(niffengger35-37).

4: Refusal of The Call | Clare refused the call by saying that "people only time travel in movies"(niffenegger37).When henry tells her that they want people to think that,she refuses again by saying "nobody time travels" and that he is lying to her(niffenegger38).Clare keeps arguing about if he can really time travel or not.Clare didn't believe him until he disappeared.

6: Crossing the Threshold | Crossing the threshold for Clare is when she is six and she decides to leave clothes for Henry.She is excited to see him again.Clare asks Etta if she could borrow some clothes,"Etta can i borrow some clothes from the trunks?"(niffenegger42).She had memorized the date when henry had said he would come back.She waited for him to come.

8: Supernatural Aid | Clare's supernatural aid is Henry.I say this because he helped her beat up a boy who hurt her.They went to his house and took him into the woods.Henry cut off his clothes and taped him to a tree.They threaten him to apologize and he finally does.Henry talks about things they could do to torture him,"We could cut his Achilles' tendons"(niffenegger98).Clare calls people to let them know that they did it.She humiliates him.

10: The Road of Trials | The road of trials for Clare is when she and Henry try to have a baby.After six miscarriages, she finally gets pregnant.When she didn't know it, Henry got a vasectomy(niffenegger).He did this so she wouldn't have to go through anymore miscarriages.On Clare's seventh try she got what she wanted but not with the real aged Henry.She got it with the time traveling Henry.Clare had a little girl named Alba.They got the name from the Dictionary of Names.Also her mother dies and she goes into a depression and doesn't make anymore art.

12: The Goddess | The goddess is Clare's grandmother.It's her grandmother because she give Clare advice about Henry.Her grandmother says that he is a demon and Clare tries to convince her that he is a good person.Clare's grandmother talking to her after meeting Henry,"he must be a demon"(neffenegger127).Clare explains to her Grandmother that in the future,Henry's doctor says that he is a new kind of human (127).Clare's grandmother tries to explain how it would be bad it would be(127).Clare tells her that it would be an adventure,but her grandmother said that its always the mothers who have to stay home and think about the adventures(127).

14: Apotheosis | Clare's apotheosis is when she makes art again after a long time.She becomes depressed because of her mother's death,her miscarriages,and Henry getting his legs amputated.When her mother dies,Clare reads all of the poems that her mom wrote.Clare tells Henry"she wrote me a poem"(niffenegger342).The poem was called The Garden Under Snow.When Henry got his legs amputated,Clare makes wings for him(niffenegger483,484).The wings are the art that Clare made.

16: Refusal of the Return | The refusal of the return for Clare is after Henry dies.She had her friend Charisse watch her daughter.When she goes to pick her up,Charisse was gone with the children.Charisse's husband,and Clare's friend Gomez,was there alone.When Clare went into the house, Gomez and her started talking about how she was getting alone without Henry.Soon they are making love on the kitchen table.Clare calls Gomez Henry's name.A few minutes later they hear a car door slam and Clare goes into the bathroom to compose herself(niffenegger520-525).

18: Master of Two Worlds | Clare is the master of two worlds when she is 82 years old at the end of the book.She knows that Henry is dead,but still thinks that Henry will time travel in this time.She waits not knowing if he will come.He finally comes.The scene in the book where Henry sees her,"...the woman turns and sees me and her face is remade into joy;I am suddenly amazed;this is Clare,Clare old"(niffenegger535).

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21: Courtney. The Time Traveler's Wife. 2010. blogspot.web. 10 Nov. 2011. Jun. Life is Calling Missed Call. 2009. blogspot. web. 14 Nov. 2011. Megan. My Road of Trials. 2011.edublogs. web. 10 Nov.2011 | Citations

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