Personal Narrative: The Hero's Journey

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I would like to think that everyone is their own hero fighting their own journey. We hear the term hero a lot, whether we are referring to the people who put their lives on the line for the sake of society, or the people we believe that are our own personal heros who have affected our lives. Before understanding Joseph Campbell’s theory on his concept the Hero’s Journey I would have never considered myself a hero. In summary, his theory was that everyone is a hero regardless of if you are a policeman, fireman, doctor, athlete or whomever. I never really had a hero that I looked up or wanted to be like. Of course I have people in my life who I would consider “good people” but never anyone I would consider my hero. It took me some time but I have come to the realization that I have been my own personal hero all along. I have conquered all the battles and war life have thrown at me and I do know that there will be more for me to overcome. Although, this time I am ready like never before because I know that I have to save myself. In this paper I will examine two significant events in my life, my decision to further my education and my forced …show more content…

Those stages are, “Ordinary world, Call to adventure, Refusal of the call, Meeting the mentor, Crossing the threshold, Test, allies, enemies, Approach to the inmost cave, The ordeal, Reward, Seizing the Sword, The Road Back, Resurrection, and Return with Elixir” (Harris,5). Knowing these stages I can see how they apply to my life. I have always been a smart kid, always had great grades, and always was advanced in most things I engaged in. People in school use to make fun of me and tease me for being a geek. I remember walking home from school one day and getting jumped by three girls. I do not know, nor have I ever known the reasoning behind them attacking me. I do know that that day changed me, and for a while I thought I would never go back to my normal

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