Hero With A Thousand Faces

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Anyone can be a hero, no matter where they come from, they could be your neighbor or be in the next town over, in another state or even in another country. Luis Gonzalez, born and raised in a small farm in Jalisco Mexico was eighteen years old when his own personal hero journey began. A “Heroes Journey” is a seventeen stage itinerary divided into three segments listed in order; Departure, Initiation and Return. These stages consist of what the hero in the story will do in their journey according to Joseph Campbell’s book, Hero with a Thousand Faces. The first of the seventeen steps is called “The Call to Adventure” according to Campbell it “ is the beginning of a big change, often by accident.” When Luis was eighteen he got his results back from the university of Guadalajara in Jalisco Mexico saying that he wasn 't admitted into the university Luis decided to go America to work and come back after a year and try again to get into the university. The second step in the first segment; Departure is the “Refusal of the Call” where according to Campbells book, Hero with a Thousand Faces the “Hero will refuse the adventure at first and become imprisoned, be it physically or psychologically,” Luis had many doubts about starting a new life in the United States he was scared that he couldn 't pick up the english language quick enough affecting his ability to find a job and paying for bills. Luis wasn 't to comfortable to leave everything and everyone he knew behind and start all
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