The Hero’s Journey
A digital graphic art made for my MYTHPOP (Mythology and Popular Media) class. It depicts stages of the Hero’s Journey in the film Real Steel premiered last 2011 and the Biblical story David and Goliath from the book of Samuel.
Real Steel is a film set in the near future that focuses on the evolution of Robot Boxing. It stars Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, and other excellent actors. One of the center points of the movie is the developing bond between father Charlie Kenton (Jackman) and Max Kenton (Goyo).
David and Goliath is a story found in the book of Samuel in the Bible. It revolves around the battle of the small yet strong-willed David and the large yet arrogant Goliath. David’s faith and respect for God gave him strength to take a stand against the Philistines, especially to Goliath for insulting the Lord. Toward the end of the story, David triumphs and brings honor to his family and to Israel. He also received great wealth and the hand of the King’s daughter in Marriage.
I chose these two stories because they have similarities in the sense of being someone small but with good principles and triumphing over someone bigger yet with an arrogant personality.
I did not include the “Return” stage of the Hero’s Journey because both stories did not have that type of content.
All the photos I used here are not mine and came from Google Images.