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Barral 1Alexa BarralProfessor HeintzLit 1000December 8, 2018Final Exam After watching the two films, listening to and reading the song, made me feel that there isa lot to change about the world we live in today. In todays world we live in fear, discrimination and hate towards each other. The world could be a wonderful place if we cared and started helping each other more. The less selfish we become the more happiness we spread on to this hateful world that we live in. Many people are making differnce little by little to make this world a better place one kind act at a time. In the movie AMELIE is about a woman who is on a quest for love however she is also helping other throughout her journey. In the movie Pay It Forwardayoung boy was given an assignment that made him want to go out and fix the wrong doings in this world. His plan was to do something nice for someone and in return that person had to do something nice for three other people. The Black-Eyed Peas wrote a song “Where Is The Love” that shows and explains all the wrong that is going on in our world. It shows that no one cares forone another even when there are people dying. The song also shows crime, violence and hate thatwe need to fix in order to find love. When we think about a hero, the first thing that comes in mind is the fancy suits and greatsuper powers. According to Joseph Campbell definition of a hero its about being selfless and sacrificing something for someone, a cause or and idea. Many people think for us to become a hero is to be able to save someone else’s life which is not all entirely true. As doing something simple like supporting a cause or being apart of starting that cause is heroic enough. I’ve seen
Barral 2and have also done myself is sitting with someone who is always alone or is being bullied. It gives them a chance to gain a friend or someone to talk to or even end the bullying they go through. The main focus is not fulfillment after doing something good for someone or something its about the effort you make into it. For example, Trevor did everything he could to get his mother and his teacher together and even though he may never see them together his planed worked at the end. Campbell believes that men and women should go out and change the world and teach others about their accomplishments, so they could do the same. In the film AMELIE after having a strict childhood, she still looks for her own happiness. She finds her happiness throughout the film by helping others with their own problems even though she needed to be prodded into it. As she was finding a cap to a bottle she finds an old boxin the bathroom filled with old childhood memories and goes on this journey to return it. She thought it would bring joy to the owner she knew it would bring joy to herself by doing this goodthing. Campbell would see this as a heroic act because the old box meant something special to the guy and Amelie had no idea how he would have reacted. Yet, she still decided to go on this journey to return the box to him, doing this made the man’s day a little better. Another heroic

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