Our lives are a constant process of flux and change. As we move from one stage of life to another, we must cross certain boundaries and become different people, with new expectations and responsibilities. And each transition has its own particular rewards and dangers.
Many of the greatest stories zero in on these emotionally fraught times, showing what’s gained if we make the passage – and the disasters that can occur if we fail.
Because it crops up in so many types of story, looking at rite-of-passage in detail is a great way to understand how genres work, as each tackles the theme in its own distinctive way.
Week 2 of the Movie Genre Foundation Certificate
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