Power is not drawn from size
Throughout time history tends to repeat itself, from this stories and novels tend to follow the similar archetypes with little deviation. The Littlest Knight by Carol Moore is no exception to this pattern, it follows the Hero’s journey set out by Christopher Vogler, almost to an exact replica. The protagonist in the book, Littlest Knight follows the archetype of a Hero 2. His traits that he posses are of the highest caliber of admiralty. His passion for being a knight sets his forth on his journey when the herald the king set a bounty for the saving of the castle. The may not have been a literal refusal to the call or meeting the mentor, however symbolically the refusal was done by the Little Knight perception of what other thought of him, also known as looking glass theory. His mentor was himself, it was his hope that guided him and showed him the truest way. The special world as Christopher refers to it, was not a parallel universe as most books display it as. Instead, it is simply the Little knight’s journey and the overcoming of barriers. The antagonist in the book was originally the Dragon that ravished the castle, however as time progressed the antagonist morphed into an ally. A couple threshold guardians existed, the first was the three wounded knights that mock and discouraged the little knight from continuing his journey. The other was the river to which he need to overcome from the assistance of his allies, the hive of bees. Finally, the most beloved section of the hero’s journey, the reward along with the damsel in distress. Upon completion of the task, the little knight is rewarded with the damsel in distress known as the princess, ironically the one that he lusted for before the journey even began.