Hero's Journey

~ Pirates of the Caribbean ~

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (trailer)

Hero's Journey - Elizabeth Swann

The Ordinary World

It all started when the very young Ms. Swan was looking upon the ocean from her father's ship. At first she notices a floating umbrella but then she notices a pallet - which has a boy on it. She calls to the crew and soldiers on deck and they finally come in view of a burning ship. They assume that the ship wasn't very well armed and it must have been pirates. But nonetheless, they bring the boy on to the ship and she manages to find out his name. After Will had blacked out, his necklace had managed to catch her eye. That's when she then found out he was a pirate. Years later when she still has Will's necklace and she decides to wear it for Captain Norington's promotion ceremony. Elizabeth is the Governors daughter and must participate in such events as it is her duty too.

The Call to Adventure

As Commodore Norington is in the middle of asking for Elizabeth's hand in marriage, she accidentally falls over the edge of a building into the water below due to lack of breath. The pirate medallion then sends a signal through the waters alerting the black pearl of its location. It is night time now, cannons are going off and hitting buildings near by. She looks out from her balcony to see a mob of pirates rushing to her mansion. The pirates at the door see her and chase her upstairs and into her room. She realizes they've come for the medallion and so she tries her best to escape. Then end up finding her and she invokes the right of parle. Therefore, starting an adventure on the sea with a bunch of pirates.

Refusal of the Quest

She refuses to believe she is actually on their pirate ship, let alone the black pearl. She decides she wants them to leave her land and never come back.

Accepting the Call

To the pirates she is known as Elizabeth Turner(she said it was because she thought the pirates might hold her for ransom if they found out she was the Govenor's daughter. She said she was a main in the Governor's house and gave them the surname Turner for her last name). She was then welcomed onto the ship and there was no other way around it but to accept what had just happened.

Entering the Unknown

Elizabeth is invited to dinner with Captain Barbosa to feast. He tells her about the medallion and the curse that you get from it. She enters the unknown when she tries to stab Captain Barbosa after the meal, only to find it doesn't kill him(or even make him bleed). That is when she is frightened and runs to the deck to try to escape. But what she sees on deck makes things seem unreal and questions seem unanswerable. She sees the crew, which by night they become skeletons due to the curse. She screams in horror as she tries to get away from the crew members.

Supernatural Aid/Mentor

In a way you could say Captain Barbossa is her Mentor, even though he may not help in a way a normal mentor would. He teaches her the rules/guidelines of being a pirate. He teaches her the life of pirates.

Talisman/Weapon

Sword and small knife

Allies and Helpers

Tests

The Supreme Ordeal

Helping Will and Jack fight the pirates in the cave.

Reward and the Journey Home

Marriage to the Commodore

Restoring the World

When she doesn't marry the Commodore.

Hero's Journey - William Turner

The Ordinary World

Will Turner wakes up immediately after Ms. Swan moves his hair out of his face. For it is only a few seconds before he then blacks out again. But in that short while he managed to talk to Ms. Swan and state his name. Years later, Will has grown up and has become close friends with Elizabeth. He has also become a blacksmith(working for a older guy that just sleeps and drinks)that creates weapons all day, everyday.

The Call to Adventure

As Will returns to his shop, he finds things are out of place. That's when he finds the one and only Jack Sparrow in the workshop. After they battle one another Jack Sparrow is knocked out and taken away to the jail. People are being sliced and crazy pirates are running about the streets. Will takes it his hands to "kill" as many pirates as possible. But only to be knocked out on the streets by a pirate from behind. When he awakes in the morning, he comes to realize Ms. Swan has been taken/captured.

Refusal of Quest

He refuses to believe she is really gone and that she's with pirates of all people.

Accepting the Call

So he goes to Commodore Norington in hopes that he will send out a search party for the pirate ship. He realizes he has to do anything to get to Elizabeth, so he goes to the jail to free Jack. He figures Jack will know where the Pearl is and if he can find that he can find Elizabeth. So he enlists the help of Jack and they manage to steal a boat.

Entering the Unknown

The unknown for Will was Tortuga, the place where people get intoxicated and are very violent with one another(also are very dirty and will randomly shoot their guns). Jack and Will were there looking for a crew to help manage the ship - The Interceptor.

Supernatural Aid/Mentor

Jack Sparrow is Will's mentor because he helps Will find out who he is. He tells him about his father and that being a pirate runs in his blood. He teaches him the pirate life and how to work a ship.

Tailsman/Weapon

Sword

Allies & Helpers

Tests

The Supreme Ordeal

Jack and Will's fight against Barbosa and pirates left behind, Will puts his blood on the golden medallion and drops it in the treasure chest right as Jack shoots Barbossa. Causing Barbossa to die because the curse was broken.

Reward and The Journey Home

Not getting killed on return because he was involved in piracy.

Restoring the World

When Will saves Jack and they go off on more adventures.