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In 1948 Joseph Campbell wrote The Hero with a Thousand Faces in which he explained his theory that every hero in the writings of all cultures has always taken specific steps in their journey to complete the story Campbells theory on the heros quest is used in some form for the creation of all heroes in modern works of literature and movies Many of the steps in Campbells theory of the heros quest can be found in Marlins heroic journey in the movie Finding Nemo Marlin a Clown Fish and over protective father is the main character and hero in the movie Marlins journey begins and his call to adventure comes when his son is taken from his home by divers Marlin skips step two the refusal of the call and immediately chases the boat that has taken his son Marlin is unable to keep up and he soon loses sight of the boat Marlin continues in the direction of the boat and comes to the third step of his journey supernatural aid when he meets Dory Dory a fish joins Marlin to help him on his journey At this point Marlin and Dory skip to step five the belly of the whale when they find one of the divers masks with their address on it When Marlin sees that the address is in Sydney Australia he realizes the true danger and length of their journey Then Marlin flops back to step four the crossing of the first threshold as he and Dory set out on their journey to Australia Marlin comes to the first step of the section of initiation in his journey the road of trials when he survives the deadly sea of jelly fish to save his friend Dory He then encountered the second step of initiation the meeting with the goddess when he and Dory befriend sea turtles and ride them to Oceania He encounters the third step of initiation the
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