Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Campbell, Turner and dog training in Adam Freeman Pockross's “Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge”
by Pockross, Adam Freeman, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 14; 1486518
Abstract (Summary)

This project report examines three theories which can be applied to Adam Freeman Pockross's original screenplay Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge. Joseph Campbell's monomyth shows how the screenplay adheres to the same structural skeleton as thousands of other myths. The project report will show how the screenplay's main character, Lonely Boy Curtis, undergoes the same journey as the mythic rite of passage: departure, initiation, return. Victor Turner's theory of liminality shows that Lonely Boy Curtis, because he is transitioning from being a boy to being a man, is indeed a liminal being. And finally, The Monks of New Skete, who come from the discipline of dog training, show how Lonely Boy Curtis gives us an example of the possibility of being aligned with the universe and in tune with the key of life.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lee, Brian Alan
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American literature, Developmental psychology, Film studies
Keywords: Campbell, Joseph, Turner, Victor
Publication Number: 1486518
ISBN: 978-1-124-25141-7
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