Natacha Guyot’s latest release is a media studies essay (following Before Mako Came Yoko: A Comparative Study of Pacific Rim and Yoko Tsuno and Talyn’s Heroic Journey in Farscape) called John Winchester’s Orchestrated Fall from Grace in Supernatural.
About the Essay
The importance of family in the TV series Supernatural (created by Eric Kripke in 2005) established a significant supporting character from the beginning: the boys’ father John Winchester.
The pilot opening shows him as the initial anchor by being a true father figure, despite flaws and mistakes, which are essential for realistic character development. Yet, this opening setting undergoes a drastic shift after the first two seasons of Supernatural, and it feels as if John Winchester is framed from a production and narrative standpoint, and becomes a scapegoat for the script writers. A fall from grace quickly grows without almost any pause as the third season begins.
It is worthy of exploring a three part evolution of the character. The first would be how John Winchester is originally a heroic figure, with a path that relates to the one researched by Joseph Campbell in his famous book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. The second is the depiction of John Winchester as a paternal failure, which leads to the third aspect of his development in the television series: the collateral damage his narrative causes.
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About the Author.
Natacha Guyot is a French author, scholar and public speaker. She is passionate about Science Fiction, Transmedia, Gender Studies, Children Media and Fan Studies.
She holds two Master’s degrees: Film and Media Studies (Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Digital Culture and Technology (King’s College London). Since 2012, she has been published in several countries and was a guest speaker at academic conferences and university lectures in both Europe and North America.
Her released titles include ‘A Galaxy of Possibilities: Representation and Storytelling in Star Wars’ (New Revised Edition’ and ‘Clairvoyance Chronicles – Volume One’.
She also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy stories.
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