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A Hero's Journey Theme

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In the Motorcycle diaries, and specially, in these two quotes, “I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel, or perhaps it’s better to say that traveling is our destiny, because Alberto feels the same. Still there are moments when I think with profound longing of those wonderful areas in our south. Perhaps one day, tired of circling the world, I’ll return to Argentina and settle in the Andean lakes, if not indefinitely then at least for a pause while I shift form one understanding of the world to another.” And “There we understood our vocation, our true vocation, was to move for eternity along the roads and seas of the world. Always curious, looking into everything that came before our eyes, sniffing out each corner but only ever faintly—not setting down roots in any land or staying long enough to see the…show more content…
They would like to discover other countries, city and how life was like in the other corner of the world. For instance, most of the time, when they arrived in a city, their curiosity led them to explore the city. This is the case of the Valparaiso where they explored. (Ernesto). Also, the way the author describe the city they explored show that they were curious and interested by small detail in each city. For example, the author describes how “The madhouse museum beauty of its strange corrugated-iron architecture, arranged on a series of tiers linked by winding flights of stairs and funiculars, is heightened by the contrast of diversely colored houses blending with the leaden blue of the bay.” This show the interest they had during their adventure and which led them to move from one city to another. The two quotes above, allow to understand the story and to understand why Ernesto and his friend did this long travel. Their vocation to travel and their curiosity to discover the world were the motivation of their
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