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For those of you, who would like a quick overview of the stages and steps that Bruce Wayne

takes on the heros journey, view the first 2 sites. Visit this example as much as you like as you
think about and write your narrative. At the bottom of the last page is the site for the clips
from the movie.
http://prezi.com/yssrvoxzp0ys/the-heroes-journey-batman-begins/ Summary of entire journey
http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/education/batman-begins-heroic-cycle-4947604 Project of all the stages.

Batman Begins The Heros journey stages

Batman Begins
Ordinary world
Bruce Wayne is the son of extraordinary wealthy parents and lives a sheltered life.
Call to Adventure
Bruces parents are murdered in front of him by a robber.
Refusal of the call
Bruce isnt yet ready to take on the role of the Dark Knight, a man who can strike fear into criminals. Foolishly
he takes a gun to kill the man who killed his parents but someone beats him to it. He needs to go on the journey
first, to be worthy and to do that he must first learn what it is to be a criminal.
Supernatural Aid
Whilst in Bhutanese prison he meets Ras al Ghul and learns the ways of the League of Shadows.
Crossing the First Threshold
Bruces training begins, Teaching him how to fight but also giving him a code to live by.
The Road of the trials
The are two roads of the trials in Batman begins. The first is his training under Ras al Ghul where he learns his
combat skills.
Meeting with the Goddess
Rachel Dawes is the assistant District Attorney and inspires Bruce to be good Its not who you are underneath.
Its what you do that defines you.
Woman as Temptress
Ras al Ghul asks him to execute a prisoner as part of his training. Bruce refuses and destroys the League of
Shadows head quarters.
Second Supernatural aid
Lucius Fox supplies him with all his high tech military devices
Belly of the whale
Bruce enters the well which was the source of his fear as a child and discovers a bat cave. He decides to own the
bat as his symbol to inspire fear into Gothams criminals
The second Road of the trials
Bruce develops his high tech equipment and becomes the Batman. He jumps off a roof and realizes he needs to
have the ability to fly and develops a cape that can let him glide. Hes also learning how the city and police
operate which enables him to become Batman.
Atonement with the Father
Lucius learns that Bruce is Batman when he is poisoned by The Scarecrow and Alfred has to contact Lucius to
create a cure for the toxin. Now Bruce and his mentor are both on the page are are at one with each other.
Batman learns the plan to disperse the fear gas through a microwave dispersal in poison the entire city.
Ultimate Boon
He rescues Rachel in his Batcar while the police are in hot pursuit. He is no longer a struggling novice like he
was earlier in the story. He is now a fully developed hero ready to take on Ras al Ghul.
The Death of the mentor
When Bruce discovers that Henri Ducard is really Ras al Ghul and then Ghul burns his house down.
The Magic flight
Bruce flies over the sealed off area of Gotham where criminals are running riot and then fights Ras al Ghul on
the train to stop the toxin from being released onto the atmosphere, affecting everyone in the city.
Rescue from without
Gordon destroys the train bridge so the train cannot get to the centre and blow the citys entire water supply.
The crossing of the return Threshold
Batman fights and Ra al Ghul, not as a student but as an equal.
Master of two worlds
Im not going to kill you but I dont have to save you
Freedom to live
Bruce buys his company back and Gotham has the Batman
Batman begins is brilliant story telling. Tricky, non-linear, and has two mentors and two separate road of the
trials; this is unusual and very well executed.