The Eight Stage Hero’s Journey of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz
The Separation – 1) The Call • What imbalances are Dorothy experiencing? • What does Dorothy want to do that she currently is not able to do? • What is she literally called to do or deal with?
The Separation – Crossing the Threshold • Where is Dorothy’s threshold? • Who are her Threshold Guardians? • When does she take the first step to begin her journey? • What fears does Dorothy have?
The Initiation - The Challenges • What challenges does Dorothy face? • What qualities must she exhibit to face the challenges? • What qualities do these challenges have that she’s never faced before?
The Initiation – The Abyss • What is Dorothy’s lowest point? • What fears is Dorothy facing at her lowest point? • How does she overcome her abyss?
The Initiation – The Transformation • What heroic qualities does Dorothy take on? • Does she have a new title? • How has her life changed?
The Initiation – The Revelation • What bits of information are revealed to Dorothy? • What did she learn about life and herself?
The Initiation – The Atonement • How has Dorothy come together again as a new girl? • How does she understand her place in the world better?
The Return with a gift • How does Dorothy return home? • Does she have a new role? A new outlook? • Is she appreciated by her society in a different way?