2Stage I: Separation from the Known What is the known world for Marlin? How does he operate? What is out of balance?What is Marlin’s calling?When does he get separated from his known world?
3Stage I: Separation from the Known Who are Marlin’s guides?Who is a mentor for Marlin?How does Marlin function as a threshold guardian? Does he do it well?
4Stage II: Initiation & Transformation What initiation challenges does Marlin face?How do these challenges challenge is way of looking at the world? How must he change to complete these rites of passage?
5Stage II: Initiation & Transformation What is Marlin’s lowest point?Is there any lower point for him?Why is this his deepest challenge? Is this his deepest fear?
6Stage II: Initiation & Transformation What about Marlin is revealed to him?What pieces of information are revealed to him that enable him to complete his deepest challenge?
7Stage II: Initiation & Transformation How does Marlin achieve atonement?What does Marlin need to be forgiven for?How does Marline need to forgive himself?
8Stage III: Return as a new fish! How is Marlin different than he was before he began his journey?What does he specifically do differently now? Does he have a new role?