The Ordinary World The hero, uneasy, uncomfortable or unaware, is introduced sympathetically so the audience can identify with the situation or dilemma. The hero is shown against a background of environment, heredity, and personal history. Some kind of polarity in the hero’s life is pulling in different directions and causing stress.
The Call to Adventure Something shakes up the situation, either from external pressures or from something rising up from deep within, so the hero must face the beginnings of change.
Meeting with the Mentor Simba: I know what I have to do. But going back will mean facing my past. I've been running from it for so long. [Rafiki hits Simba on the head with his stick] Simba:Ow! Jeez, what was that for? Rafiki: It doesn't matter. It's in the past. [laughs] Simba: Yeah, but it still hurts. Rafiki: Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or... learn from it. [swings his stick at Simba again who ducks out of the way] Rafiki: Ha. You See? So what are you going to do? Simba: First, I'm gonna take your stick. [Simba snatches Rafiki's stick and throws it and Rafiki runs to grab it] Rafiki: No, not the stick! Hey, where you going? Simba: I'm going back! Rafiki: Good! Go on! Get out of here!