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A hero is an individual that impacts lives Different people have different kinds of heroes that they have high esteem for Dr Seuss childrens book How the Grinch Stole Christmas was directed into a movie in 2000 by Ron Howard The film stars Jim Carrey as the Grinch Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who and Jeffrey Tambor as Mayor Augustus Maywho and Christine Baranski as Martha May Whovier Joseph Campbell defined a hero as an individual who has given his or her life to something bigger than himself Throughout the movie Campbells picture of a hero is illustrated through the Grinch The Grinchs change of heart to save Christmas signifies the traits of a Campbellian hero throughout his journeyThe Grinchs journey towards becoming a hero involves the call to adventure one of Campbells stages of journey The call to adventure starts off with the disturbance of Christmas which affects the Grinch He has ostracized Christmas and the people of Whoville because of past events from when he was younger As he grew up the Grinch was shunned due to his scary appearance and his unrequited love for Martha May Whovier has turned him bitter Dr Seuss He was put through emotional strife by his peers except for Martha May because of his physical traits and adoration for Martha May Furthermore as the Whos joyfully celebrate Christmas the Grinch becomes more livid each year Finally he has had enough and plans to steal all of Whovilles Christmas presents trees decorations and food with the help of his dog Max As the Grinch plans to ruin Christmas he meets a young girl named Cindy Lou WhoMeeting with the mentor stage illustrates the actions and advice provided to the Grinch by Cindy Lou Who a young and heartfelt girl One day she is curious as to why the Grinch is uncaring about Whoville and
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