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the comparision of Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins of lord of teh rings using teh stages of joseph campbell the hero with a thousand faces

Comparison between Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins using the stages of Jason Campbell 's Hero with a Thousand Faces

Introduction

It is no doubt that Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins are two of the most well known heroes today . Both were introduced as heroes from literary works but their popularity was skyrocketed when they were featured in a full length movies

The first hero was created by J .K . Rowling in her Harry Potter series the son of two powerful mages who died protecting him from a very powerful evil wizard

. He was marked with a lightning scar in his forehead and he became famous in the wizard world

The latter was created by J .R .R Tolkien in his Lord of the Rings epic tale trilogy , the Hobbit who was the successor of a very powerful item - the One Ring . Bilbo Baggins , Frodo 's uncle , decided to left their home The Shire , in search of adventure and decided to leave everything he owned to his nephew , including the ring of power . And with this Frodo 's world was changed drastically

Using Jason Campbell 's hero formula , we can view how these heroes would fit in each of Campbell 's hero stages . The two have many aspects that are common and different . The biggest difference is that Harry Potter has to undergo all these stages each time for every title of J .K Rowling 's series but for the purpose of this essay we would focus on the first work , Harry Potter and the Philosopher 's Stone

The Hero Stages

Introduction of the hero

This is the first stage and this is where the hero is introduced and can be seen in his ordinary world and normal lifestyle before he embarks on his adventure

Both heroes were presented at the start of their stories . For Frodo , he was introduced along with his home , The Shire , and his kin , Bilbo Baggins ADDIN EN .CITE Tolkien1954226J . R . R TolkienThe Lord of the Rings : Fellowship of the Rings1954Unit ed KingdomAllen Unwin (Tolkien The Lord of the Rings : Fellowship of the Rings ) while for Harry we can glimpse his foster family and how he was being treated . Both have different circumstances wherein for Frodo his home was merry and blissful while for Harry he was maltreated and pathetic (Rowling

Off to Adventure

At this stage the hero is presented with an event that would make him decide to embark on his journey . This is where the journey begins and hardship for the hero starts

For Frodo leaving his home was the hardest thing for him to do at this stage it was very abrupt and already filled with danger and uncertainty As they run for their lives , together with his friends from his home from Black riders who are in pursuit and hot on their heels ADDIN EN .CITE Tolkien1954226J . R . R TolkienThe Lord of the Rings : Fellowship of the Rings1954Unit ed KingdomAllen Unwin (Tolkien The Lord of the Rings : Fellowship of the Rings...

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