Vogler presentation

We presented out PP today. Overall I think everyone did very well. I stuttered a little too much though, and lost the point I was trying to make. It was one I was really proud of writing, so lemme scribble it out here.

“Essentially, the emotional guardian is something that the hero has to appeal to. Any experience the hero has gained in their journey cannot appease the emotional guardian. In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Cameron’s emotional guardian is assumed to be his abusive father whom he will have to confront about destroying the car. However as the audience, we don’t see that ever happen; the movie ends for Cameron when Ferris races home. So this is where one can argue the audience is the emotional guardian Cameron must appeal to. We’ve watched him this entire movie escape responsibility, avoid trouble, and have fun. We know what experience he has and what he’s capable of. In his predicament though, we don’t want him to loophole his way out of emotions he needs to shoulder. Cameron’s appeal then is not to his father later on, but to us. He presents the audience with his raw emotions that will lead to his eventual ordeal with his father. We are Cameron’s emotional guardian that he must appease in that moment. ”


Gosh I wish I’d managed it without choking. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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