Pirates Essay

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides To be a hero, you must have great courage and must have the ability to save others while they are in trouble. Heroes can be found everywhere, even at unexpected places. In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On the Stranger Tides, a hero can be found surprisingly through the pirate, Jack Sparrow. Jack Sparrow is typical pirate who drinks, gambles, and steals from other people but along the way; his heroic characters gradually exposed. A hero often has unique characters: fearless, courageous, and powerful leadership. His journey to these heroic acts share the similar characteristics as Joseph Campbell’s mythic hero’s journey in which involves three stages; “departure”, “initiation”, and “return.” In Joseph Campbell’s mythic hero’s journey, the first stage is the “departure” and the first step to this stage is “the call to adventure.” Alan Levine described this step as “the point in a person’s life when they are first given notice that everything is going to change” (41). This step applies to Jack Sparrow when he ends up with the map that guides him to the Fountain of Youth. “Death lies upon us, as we sail to the Fountain of Youth,” (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) says Jack Sparrow as he sets departure to find the Fountain of Youth. Jack Sparrow lives his life without any precautions and as he wants to obey his thirst to drink the Fountain of Youth, he puts his whole crew in danger and sets to the Fountain of Youth. From here on, everything is going to change for everyone on the ship. A hero does not leave any of his friends behind even though he might put them in danger. As he is going to search for the Fountain of Youth, Jack Sparrow asks Blackbeard, who ship he is using to travel, if all his crew can come or else he will not go. Jack Sparrow is able to convince Blackbeard to let him use the ship and

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