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Teen novel "Canned Giant" by Mehdi Rajabiwhich is a fantasy genre was published in 2014. In this work three stages of the hero's journey occur in a subverted manner. The journey in this novel is not an outer journey by moving in places, but an inner journey that analyses the teenage narrator's psyche. By showing off the hero as prominent, Rajabi has created an intriguing and charming plot. This important feature has made the novel "Canned Giant" very close to the structure of Joseph Campbell's hero. In Campbell's "Monomyth", the hero's journey is reflected in a fantasy way. The static and dynamic elements of the novel are analyzed according to Campbell's pattern and adolescence isolation and fear are investigated. Enjoying fantasy element, the novel arises juvenile mental problems and then tries to solve them. Rajabi's effort to presentutopia through making the teenager a hero in his story – each one of them is the symbol and archetype of a certain type in evolution or in other words in the "hero's Journey"- has made the analysis of his fictional characters necessary from archetypal psychological perspective. The results of the study indicate that the frequency of "Seeker" character among fictional heroes of Rajabi is more than other archetypes that steps towards the land of "initiation" in his evolution and heroic journey and in facing the archetypes "Warrior" and Terminator" and with the help of the archetypes "Supporters" and by achieving their ideal goals they often step back proudly.