The Heroine's Journey Is Precipitated by a Break in Her Network

The heroine's journey typically commences when she experiences a disruption to her network, such as the disappearance or loss of a close friend or family member. This loss provokes the heroine to reject the defined social order in pursuit of recovery of what has been lost. Consequently, in contrast to the hero archetype who typically rejects the call to adventure, the heroine actively pursues her goal from the beginning due to the intimacy of its violation.



Carriger, Gail. The Heroine’s Journey: For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture. 1st edition. GAIL CARRIGER LLC, 2020.