"We'll never survive."
"Nonsense, you're only saying that because no one ever has."
- Wesley and Buttercup (when preparing to enter the Fire Swamp), "The Princess Bride"
This is Stage Five in the Hero's Journey. The earlier stages are here:
Stage One – The Call to Adventure
Stage Two – Refusal of the Call
Stage Three – The Helpers Arrive
Stage Four – Crossing the Threshold
By the time we reach this stage, the hero has committed to the adventure.
She is on the plane; she has accepted the new job; she is pregnant; she has s