|The paradox, appreciate beauty and beware of it too|
Likewise no hero is prepared to meet those monsters under the bed, particularly when those monsters are disguised, shapeshifters or cloaked. Only a transformed hero can pick out who are actually bad guys from the crowd of good guys.
Tests are ways to gauge success and mastery. The hero learns during the rising action of the plot how to manage problems and encourage solutions. One of the most common journey tests is the barely navigable overgrown forest. With the help of friends and obstacles to overcome, a hero will find her way out of a sealed off forest.
The tests encountered during the early stages of the ordeal will not prove a hero's transformation. The transformation and climax of the story occurs when the hero conquers her fears long enough to defeat the presence that is causing the heroine's inability to continue on with her mission to save the world.
Picture Book's Violet is led into a such a forest filled with shadows (enemies) and allies (friends) who help her find the words she lost in the Ordinary World.
|Picture Book's Confusion Forest|