Sean Anderson – Hero’s Journey

The Mundane World

Sean Anderson is a seventeen year old boy who lives with his mom and step-dad. In his earlier years, he and his real father went on a journey to the center of the earth.

The Call To Adventure

Sean hears a suspicious coded message on the radio, so he breaks in to the satellite station to record the message and decode it. Hank, Sean’s step-father, helps him decode the message that leads them to the “Mysterious Island”.

Crossing The Threshold

Sean and Hank take a helicopter to the middle of a storm. They go into a tornado that brings them to the Mysterious Island.

The Path of Trials

Before going to the Mysterious Island, Sean and Hank meet Gabato and Kailani, the owners of the helicopter. At the Mysterious Island, Sean is reunited with his grandfather, Alexander, who has been studying about the Mysterious Island. They find volcanoes that spew out gold, big bees, small elephants, the city of Atlantis, and humongous lizard eggs. When they find out the island will soon be flooded, the group searches for the Nautilus, a ship that could supposedly take them away from the island and back to Tonga.

Master of Two Worlds

Sean gets back to earth safely with his grandfather, step-dad, Kailani and Gabato. The Nautilus is used as a touring ship.

Submitted by: Zoe C. from ‘Iolani School

Ariel – Hero’s Journey

The Mundane World

Ariel lives with her 6 sisters and her father, King Triton, who rules the underwater kingdom of Atlantica. She constantly dreams of being in the human world and loves going on treasure hunts.

The Call To Adventure

Due to a massive storm, Prince Eric falls off of his ship. Ariel sees him drowning and saves his life. She falls in love with him immediately and sings to him while he is half-conscious.

Crossing The Threshold

Ariel decides to visit the sea-witch, Ursula, who agreed to make her a human for 3 days in return for her voice. If she manages to get Prince Eric fall in love and kiss her, she would stay a human permanently. If she fails, Ariel will belong to Ursula.

The Path of Trials

When Prince Eric first sees her, he believes she is the girl who saved him. After finding out she can’t talk, he continues his search, not knowing she really is the girl he’s looking for.

Ariel spends a lot of time with Prince Eric, but when they are on the verge of kissing, Ursula’s two sidekicks, Flotsam and Jetsam, flip over their boat, ruining the moment.

Using Ariel’s voice, Ursula creates a disguise to make Prince Eric fall in love with her. They then get married on a ship, devastating Ariel. After discovering about Ursula’s disguise, Ariel and her friends stop the wedding.

With the power of the trident and the crown of King Triton, Ursula takes over the ocean. Her reign ends abruptly when Prince Eric smashes a ship into her.

Master of Two Worlds

Seeing how happy she is, King Triton allows Ariel to remain a human and marry Prince Eric. Both people from land and sea are invited to the wedding.

Submitted by: Madi S. from ‘Iolani School

Piper McCloud – Hero’s Journey

The Mundane World

Piper McCloud seems to be an ordinary country girl who lives with her ma and pa. However, one thing that isn’t ordinary about Piper is that she can fly. Her mother and father do not think she should fly, so they discourage her from doing what she loves.

The Call To Adventure

For the first time, Piper is invited to come to a picnic with other children. When the children all decide to play baseball, Piper sees it as an opportunity to show the kids what her special talent is. When the ball comes, soaring over the children’s heads, Piper follows the ball in the air, surprising all who are watching.

Crossing The Threshold

Soon, the media finds out Piper’s special talent for flying. Then the government agents come to take Piper to an institute that helps children like her. She is scared at first, but she then relaxes into the peaceful environment.

The Path of Trials

At the institute, she meets many other gifted children, new teachers, and Letitia Hellion, the school’s director. Soon, the children find out the institute, once a safe place, is actually a prison for gifted beings. The institute is actually a facility that removes the children’s and animals’ abilities to do extraordinary things. All of the students formulate a plan to break out of the facility. As they struggle to escape, they encounter obstacles, most of them set by Letitia Hellion. Finally, they flee from the horrible place.

Master of Two Worlds

Piper returns home and becomes a figure that normal and gifted people look up to. She and the other children from the institute make it their goal to help normal people with their lives using their special abilities. They also transform the institute so it is a sanctuary for extraordinary beings.

Submitted by: Emma C. from ‘Iolani School

Justin Bieber – Hero’s Journey

The Mundane World

Justin Bieber grew up in the small town, Stratford, Canada. His mom, Pattie Mallete, had him when she was 18 years-old. Justin’s family was very poor and struggled to make ends meet, and he had to buy his clothes from second-hand stores. His father, Jeremy Bieber left the picture when Justin was only three, which only made things harder. Justin attended school and sang and played his guitar in front of the Avon theater, trying to earn some money.

The Call To Adventure

Justin found an interest in music, and had placed second in a talent he entered. His mom, Pattie Mallete, posted videos of Justin singing covers of songs and performing at community functions on You Tube. Justin’s many videos began to start a fandom, which caught his current manager, Scooter Braun’s, attention. In 2008, Scooter contacted Justin’s mom and asked if they could fly down to Atlanta for a meeting.

Crossing The Threshold

Pattie agreed to meet Scooter in Atlanta, Georgia. Pattie and Justin flew down to Atlanta, Georgia, to meet Braun and some possible mentors.

The Path of Trials

After a few months, Justin and Pattie move to Atlanta, Georgia. Justin is signed to Island Def Jam Records by his new mentor, the one and only, Usher. In Atlanta, Justin begins creating his very first album, My World.

His very first album, My World, hit platinum less than two months after its release. In the next year, he was on the cover of magazines, all over the Internet, and on TV.

Master of Two Worlds

Several years later, Justin returns to his hometown, Stratford for his Believe World Tour. He returned with three hit albums, My World, Under the Mistletoe, Believe, and several hit singles. However, inside he isn’t a new person, but the same boy who was born and raised in Stratford.

Submitted by: Hailee U. from ‘Iolani School

WALL-E – Hero’s Journey

The Mundane World

WALL-E’s journey begins on planet Earth in the future, which all humans have left because of over pollution and over littering. However, WALL-E, a robot, is left to clean up the trash the humans left behind.

The Call To Adventure

When EVE, a robot from outer space, lands on Earth to investigate if it is healthy enough for the humans to come back home, WALL-E ends up falling in love with her. WALL-E finally confronts her, and they become friends. He later decides to show her one of his greatest findings– a seedling. When EVE sees it, her mission comes to an end, and she collects the seedling from WALL-E to take back to outer space. By doing so, she suddenly freezes and goes into lockdown mode. When her spaceship comes to bring her back to outer space, WALL-E can’t help but come with her.

Crossing The Threshold

When EVE’s spaceship lands, WALL-E finds himself inside the confusing world of the humans. WALL-E tries to stay with EVE, but through all his confusion, he loses her. As he goes around exploring the space ship, he notices that all the humans have become fat and lazy, and that the robots and machines have taken over.

The Path of Trials

WALL-E tries to find EVE to tell her what’s happening: the robots controlling the ship want to keep the humans in outer space forever and to do so, they plan to kill the last part of Earth that remains; the seedling. WALL-E convinces EVE and the humans of what’s happening, and they try to save the seedling from destruction. The evil robots easily outrun the humans, but using his intelligence, WALL-E obtains the seedling before the evil robots can get to it. The robots, however, manage to put WALL-E and the seedling into a crushing machine. WALL-E could have easily escaped, but with his courage and compassion, he holds onto the seedling tightly, and protects it. Doing so, he gets crushed unconscious, but the seedling lives.

Master of Two Worlds

Thanks to WALL-E, the humans realize that they have to go back to planet Earth, where they belong. They overthrow the evil robots and start heading back with the seedling. WALL-E is still unconscious, but EVE puts new batteries into him, and just as they think he is going to die, he wakes up. Everyone thanks WALL-E for showing them the true value of life, and plant the seedling into Earth’s soil, hoping the seedling will live on forever.

Submitted by: Kyla Y. from ‘Iolani School

Maxwell Smart – Hero’s Journey

The Mundane World

Max is a translator at a secret organization called Control. He wants to become an agent, but he can’t because he’s best at what he does at his desk.

The Call To Adventure

When the top secret government agency, Control HQ, is infiltrated and the identities of all the agents are compromised, they need more agents to help so they call for Max.

Crossing The Threshold

Max becomes Agent 86 and gets on a plane with his new partner, Agent 99. They head off to Russia to stop Kaos, a terrorist organization.

The Path of Trials

He has to find out where Kaos is in Russia and stop them. When he finds the weapons lab where Kaos builds the bombs, he and Agent 99 have to infiltrate it and find a way to stop them. Throughout the journey, he has to gain the respect of his friends and colleagues who are not sure if he is agent material. He gets framed to be a double agent, and he has to get the trust back from his partner and friends. On the way, he befriends a Kaos agent who later helps him find out where the nuke is. Max eventually finds the bomb and defuses it before it can detonate and kill the president and a lot of other people.

Master of Two Worlds

When Max finds the bomb and saves everyone, he become the master of two worlds. He is now respected by not only his friends and colleagues, but by the nation. He was now a well thought of agent and one of the best. He also is in a relationship with Agent 99, which is what he wanted that all throughout the movie.

Submitted by: Zach Cable from ‘Iolani School

Detective Inspector Lee – Hero’s Journey

The Mundane World

In “Rush Hour”, Lee is a detective in Hong Kong. He works as a bodyguard for a Chinese Consul’s daughter and is also a detective.

The Call To Adventure

He is given an assignment to find the kidnapped daughter of Han, the Chinese Consul, Soo Yung. The FBI, not wanting him to be on the case, partners him with their worst LAPD officer, Carter, who is arrogant and reckless.

Crossing The Threshold

As he meets Carter in LA, he wants to get to work right away. But, Carter on the other hand, slacks and is very lazy. At first, they hate working with each other because of their such diverse personalities. Eventually, Lee makes Carter realize that they were both being excluded from the case and they start working together, despite their differences.

The Path of Trials

Working together, they face Juntao, the criminal who kidnapped Soo Yung, and his goons. From there, they enter a world of crime and injustice, trying to outsmart their way to Soo Yung.

Master of Two Worlds

When they emerge victorious, Soo Yung is safe. Lee and Carter both make the decision to be detectives together, and they have now learned advantages to each other’s skill set and how to become a team.

Submitted by: Reyn S. from ‘Iolani School

Sponge Bob Square Pants – Hero’s Journey

The Mundane World

Sponge Bob is currently living under the sea in a pineapple. He has many friends and enjoys a happy life while working as a chef at the Krusty Krab.

The Call To Adventure

Mr. Krabs, Sponge Bob’s boss, is wrongfully framed for stealing the kings crown. Sponge Bob quickly volunteers to retrieve it and ventures off to Shell City where the stolen crown resides. Sponge Bob hopes that this act of bravery will prove his worth to everyone in the sea and that he’s no longer a little boy. His best friend Patrick joins him on his quest.

Crossing The Threshold

Sponge Bob and Patrick are well on their journey to Shell City when they come across the Sea of Monsters. They feel overwhelmed and start to give up while bursting into tears, at that moment Mindy (Neptune’s Daughter) rides in. To boost their morale Mindy gives them fake mustaches made of kelp. Now that they have these manly beards, their confidence grows and they walk through the sea of monsters with confidence.

The Path of Trials

Two more problems occur when they encounter and are caught by a cyclops then sent to a gift shop. As they were being left out to dry, the two realize the gift shop is Shell City. They cry together, happy of what they have accomplishing their goal of reaching the unattainable city. Their tears spark a light which then turns on the sprinklers. Full of joy, they race back to Bikini Bottom with the crown, thereby saving Mr. Krabs.

Master of Two Worlds

Everyone cheers and loves Sponge Bob for his heroic deed. He not only returned the crown and restored Mr. Krabs honor but by doing so, he has now officially become a man.

Submitted by: Jett Lay from ‘Iolani School

Clary Fray – Hero

The Mundane World

Clarissa, also known as Clary Fray, from The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, is the daughter of a shadow hunter with some accidentally injected angel blood. She lived in New York City with her mother who was a shadow hunter, along with Lucian Graymark, a werewolf. There also was Simon Lewis, Clary’s best friend since they were six. Clary thought that she lived a perfectly normal life, except the fact that she doesn’t remember a lot of her childhood. Clary grew up thinking that her father was a deceased soldier named John Clark and that she didn’t have any siblings.

The Call To Adventure

Turning sixteen, Clary decides to go to a nightclub named Pandemonium, where she sees a group of teenagers with supernatural abilities attacking a demon, but only to realize that no one else could see them. After learning their names, Clary saw the one named Jace around town, so when they finally met again, he told her about the shadow hunter world and his suspicion about her also being a shadow hunter.

Crossing The Threshold

Clary gets a call from her mother telling her to not come home, but naturally, she went home only to find that her was mother missing and there was a demon who wanted to kill her. After being saved by Jace, she was taken to the Institute because of an injury she received from the demon. Clary soon realized that all the mythical creatures from the stories are real and that her mother’s disappearance is somehow connected. She has to train to protect herself and the ones she love.

The Path of Trials

The path began for Clary when she woke up at the Institute to find the three teenagers who killed the demon, Isabelle, Alec, and Jace. She also found a mentor, the person in charge of the institute, Hodge, to teach her about things she wouldn’t have been able to learn by herself. With their help, she was able to learn a little self defense and magic that can be used by drawing runes. As she went through battles and recovered information about her past, she steadily grew in experience and knowledge about the shadow hunter world. Throughout all the chaos, Clary and Jace fell for each other and discovered a lot of traitors. Still trying to rescue her mother, Clary goes to Valentine’s house, the most powerful shadow hunter because of his experiments with angel and demon blood.

Master of Two Worlds

At Valentine’s house, Clary and Jace were stuck trying to figure out how to save Clary’s mother when they are confronted by Valentine, saying that he was their father and that they are siblings. Shocked to know that his father was alive, Jace joins Valentine, leaving Clary to fend for herself, but soon realized that his feelings for Clary was more important than anything. In the end, Valentine escaped and Clary’s mother is still in coma even though she was rescued, but both Clary and Jace are devastated to know that they are siblings and could not be together.

Submitted by: Sidney C. from ‘Iolani School

Harry Styles – Hero’s Journey

The Mundane World

Harry Styles was a boy living in the small town of Holmes Chapel, England. He lived with his mom and sister and worked at a bakery on the weekends and after school. He played in a band (White Eskimo) with his friends but was always wishing for something more with his singing career.

The Call To Adventure

In 2010, when Harry was 16, he auditioned for The X Factor season seven. He auditioned with Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” and went on to continue through more rounds of the show as a single artist. This was finally the chance to become a singer as he dreamed of.

Crossing The Threshold

Things looked dim for Harry’s future when he was cut after singing “Stop Crying Your Heart Out” by Oasis a few rounds after his audition. Then, he and four other boys that had also been eliminated as single artists, were called back by the judges. They were offered a chance to continue on The X Factor if they were to form a group. After getting to know each other and forming the band One Direction they soon thrived as a group and were very popular, gaining lots of fans quickly.

The Path of Trials

Harry Styles and his band mates, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan were growing quickly and so was their friendship. All of them grew close and Harry and Louis were soon best friends.

After singing “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglis the judges saw that they would go far. Simon Cowell, one of the judges, signed them to Syco Entertainment. He mentored them throughout the show. They also improved their singing skills with singing lessons with the song-writer of their hit single “What Makes You Beautiful”.

Harry and the rest of One Direction had a lot of talented competitors to win against, and they managed to make it far in the show. They came in third place in the finale. Many people thought they would win by far, and were stunned when they didn’t. Harry remained hopeful after losing and we were assured by the boys that we would be seeing more of One Direction.

Master of Two Worlds

Harry Styles now gets to spend time at home with his family and friends, and also gets to travel the world with his four best friends. After the show ended, Harry and the other band members managed to sky rocket to the top of the charts, break records, and go on two world tours so far. We definitely saw more of Harry like we were promised.

Submitted by: Ella M. from ‘Iolani School