Author

Bassem Tahhan

Date of Graduation

Fall 2013

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Wayne Blackmon

Keywords

movie script, monomyth, hero, hero's journey, call to adventure

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

This thesis is presented in three parts. The first part is a movie script for a full-length feature film. The second part is a critical analysis of said movie script compared in both structure and content to classical models presented in literary works such as Joseph Campbell's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces” and Christopher Vogler's "The Writer's Journey”. The third part is a personal narrative examining the many graduate school experiences that have helped shape me into the writer I am today. Together, these three parts are presented in such a way as to showcase both my mastery of writing and my understanding of the various literary models necessary to create lasting storylines.

Copyright

© Bassem Tahhan

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