The Hero's Journey Of Texas History: Revolution And Republic

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The Hero’s Journey of Texas History: Revolution and Republic
In Texas History, there is nothing more well known than the Alamo and the Texas revolution. Almost everyone has heard the stories of Davy Crockett and his coonskin cap, or Jim Bowie and his famous Bowie knife. The Texas revolution was full of so many Texas legends and larger than life characters, so it only makes sense that the Hero’s Journey, a literary trope all about heroes overcoming obstacles, would apply to the riveting events of the Texas revolution.
The start of the long journey that is the Texas revolution starts in the ordinary world, the first stage in the Hero’s Journey. The ordinary world is simply life when the settlers were free to settle anywhere, and when land was …show more content…

These battles and skirmishes all showed that Texans were a force to be reckoned with, and that they weren’t going to surrender anytime soon. The capturing of San Antonio was a very big victory for the Texas, and it represents the approach stage of the Hero’s Journey because there were many victories starting to build up at this point, pointing towards a climactic battle. The climactic battle in this case not only represents the ordeal, death and rebirth stage, but it is like a turning point. The big event in this case is the fall of the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre. It was full of bloodshed and carnage, but it birthed a determination in the Texans, one that pushed them to rally for independence, which represents seizing the sword/reward stage. This also pushes Sam Houston and his small army to push forward; his army on the run, also represents the road back stage. This all leads up to the resurrection stage, which is the Battle of San Jacinto. Fueled on by the famous war cry, “Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!” Houston’s small army ambushed the large Mexican army and secured victory and Independence in the Treaty of Velasco for themselves, thus completing the Hero’s Journey with return with the

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