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Mythic Patterns Within MoviesOften in literature there are mythic patterns that can be seen throughout stories and fairytales that make reading more interesting However this is also true for many movies It may not be apparent to avid movie viewers that there is a similarity that can be linked to most movies that are available to watch A considerable amount of them contain one if not more mythic patterns that make the movie more interesting and provide a higher level of insight to the viewer This is obvious in action movies where the star of the film almost always experiences a heros quest and in romantic movies the star undergoes a loss of innocence Not surprisingly the movie The Mighty directed by Peter Chelson depicts mythic patterns that provide further insight into the characters in the film The Mighty is a drama about a smart handicapped boy who befriends and oversized awkward seventh grader who needs academic help Both children help each other through their weaknesses by sharing their strengths Within the contents of this recently released movie there are numerous situations that can be analyzed to prove the presence of a mythic pattern Therefore the mythic patterns of loss of heros quest dualities cycle of life and loss of innocence are exemplified consistently through the movie The Mighty Indeed from the very beginning of the movie there are examples of the heros quest vividly depicted through the character of Max Kane The Origin or history of this character is not given early in the movie and there is nothing to judge the character by except or the fact that he is an gawky oversized seventh grader with a reading disability As the story progresses Max is depicted as neither foolish nor invincible This is displayed through the fact that Max can not read as well as most children in the seventh grade making him not impervious to lifes hardships However at the same time
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