August 14, 2013
My Hero’s Journey
I live my life to the fullest and learn from every experience. I am only seventeen years old and would say that compared to most, my life has been a breeze. Everything has worked out, and I feel as though I am very lucky to be where I am today and who I am today. I have a mother who guides me through life, a brother I can surely call my best friend, and all the necessities to survive. How can it get any better than that? I have been asked to write about my hero’s journey, and although this sounds like an easy task it poses a great challenge to those who have not yet experienced their hero’s journey. Everyone’s moment will arise, but for the time being life has been simple thus far. I would like to present a hero’s journey I could only imagine, a journey many less fortunate then me must face.
A journey can be the trip of a lifetime, an emotional experience that someone overcomes, or really any experience that someone gains something from. A hero’s journey is a trip a regular person takes in order to become great or to learn valuable information to teach others. There is three phases to any hero’s journey, the separation phase, the initiation phase, and the return phase. Each phase must be completed to be considered a hero. The separation phase is an event that the hero must make a decision for, and is usually resisted the first time around, this can be seen in The Hobbit. Many times during the separation phase some sort of guide appears that helps the hero make a decision and complete their journey. Any talismans that are needed for the journey are usually given around this time. Next up is the initiation phase, which is the juicy middle part of every story. During the initiation phase there is a great deal of trials that the hero must overcome. After the biggest challenge is succeeded an award is won, and the hero loses his guide. To be a successful hero a person must change. The...