The Call To Adventure
The spark that launches a hero onto the journey is the Call To Adventure. Something from the world of adventure appears in the hero’s Mundane World and the journey begins.
Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and his life as a high school student battling low self confidence was left behind (mostly). Dorothy’s house is taken away by a tornado – “We’re not in Kansas anymore.” William Wallace is called to his journey by the murder of his wife – moving from being a farmer to a freedom fighter.
Returning to our four heroes, the fifth grader leaves the world of elementary school upon graduation. She enters middle school and her world changes forever. The college student spends a summer working at a kids camp and finds a world where positive behaviour and reinforcement is the norm. The teacher enters a new world when the school hires a new principal who changes the school. The office slave happens upon an entrepreneur blog while websurfing and is introduced to the world that could make his often-repressed great idea come true.