Mr Thomas — Lynden Christian High School English
Having seen Big Fish, you have seen how old stories take on new forms. Big Fish is a quest, but, just as much, it is a myth, a tall tale, and a fairy tale. The director, Tim Burton, animates Will’s deeply profound search for truth between Edward’s whimsical storytelling, and both are Quests. In order to tell these stories, the author/director uses classical archetypes (The Journey, The Helper, The Great Escape)
In this assignment, you should pick an element of The Quest plot and explain (using the OCI Paragraph) how Big Fish uses this element to tell its story. Make sure you explain cause and effect — how the element works within the plot as a whole.