Thesis Though separated by time, the loss of youthful ignorance is common in an ancient Greek myth and a 1970s movie.
Who are they? Persephone-The original “damsel in distress” Janet-Being held not-so-against-her-will by a transvestite
Persephone Called Kore (KOR-ay) which means maiden Daughter of Zeus and Demeter Kidnapped, raped, and forced to be Queen of the Underworld by Hades (Her Uncle) Tricked into eating pomegranate seeds
Janet Weiss Fiancé to Brad Majors Car breaks down, willingly goes to Frank N. Furter’s Castle Falls in love with Rocky, Furter’s creation Because of the love between her and Rocky, Furter begins to hate Janet
The Calls Persephone She was picking flowers with Artemis and Athena when her uncle Hades comes and kidnaps her Janet She was riding with her fiancé when their car had a blow out, forcing them to go to Dr. Furter’s castle
Helpers Persephone Athena and Artemis were with her, but either died or ran away Janet The only person who was a “helper” was her fiancé who was sort of falling for the transvestite
Crossing the Threshold Persephone She was kidnapped, raped, and forced to become the Queen of the Underworld Janet She and Brad enter the house, she meets the maid and handyman (Magenta and Riff Raff) as well as a groupie (Columbia) and Dr. Furter’s latest creation, Rocky
Tests Persephone Nothing. She moped around all day and didn’t eat anything except some pomegranate seeds. Janet Internal. She was tested in her love for Brad. She miserably failed.
More Helpers Persephone Her mom, Demeter, was the only person trying to save her Janet Columbia, sort of Riff Raff and Columbia Dr. Scott
Climax! Persephone Demeter found Persephone and rescued her. Forced to stay 3 months out of the year Janet Riff Raff and Magenta kill Dr. Furter and company and force Brad, Janet, and Dr. Scott to leave
Flight Persephone She left with Demeter but has to return for 3 months each year and reign as Queen Janet She left with Brad