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Youve always been crazy This is just the first chance youve had to express yourself -LouiseSomethings crossed over in me I cant go back I just couldnt live -ThelmaThe film Thelma and Louise is the story of the heroic quest but from a new and fresh perspective This modern American adventure involves two women running from the law their old way of life and the very society in which they live in a quest that takes them ever forward with no hope of return Unlike the stories found in ancient myth and the accounts of Joseph Campbells The Hero With a Thousand Faces in which the hero returns or attempts to return to enlighten the world the world of Thelma and Louise drives them away Thus the film becomes the tale of the antiheroThe call comes quickly to these two women Living in a small mid-western town these two very special friends are pressured to get away from their everyday lives Thelma stuck in a marriage that involves her being confined to the house with a husband who does not appreciate her and Louise an all night diner waitress stuck in a relationship that is going nowhere embark on a what both believe to be a weekend fishing trip Neither can realize the larger calling to each of them but they unwittingly accept the quest
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