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The Maid of Lorraine Courage strength spirit and determination are just a few of the ways to describe one of the greatest heroes to ever live Joan of Arc worked to reunite France at an age when most people would be at the end of their high school careers She led an army to battle at an age when most people today are hanging out with friends and looking forward to college Joan however was planning battles and strategizing attacks She put her life on the line for her country simply because St Catherine asked her to The story of Joan of Arc is true yet a myth because she was referred to as the Maid of Lorraine who was always thought to be a myth Joan made this myth a reality Joan of Arc is the story of a girl who united her people in an effort to reunite France and through her many triumphs and tragedies she is still looked up to today As Linda Seger points out The hero is introduced in ordinary surroundings in a mundane world doing mundane things 309 This was precisely how Joan was introduced in the movie Joan of Arc Joan was first introduced to the audience while she was at church with her family She was ten years old at the time and during the introduction Joan received a sign from St Catherine and was mystified by it As a result she ran out of the church and then returned after the service was over to ask for another sign and why she received the sign During the next seven years Joan received many signs from St Catherine The next scene showed Joan when she was seventeen years old and had made her decision to go speak to the King of France This is the turning point that Seger refers to in her essay Creating the Myth This is the catalyst that sets
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