The Mono Tale Of The Hero 's Journey

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A Story within a Story In our current society, literacy is defined as the ability to read and write. Though this is a common trait among individuals in our society, it is one that I view unique to every individual who had the opportunity to obtain it. I will retell my literacy journey in a way that encompasses one of my favorite theories in writing, the mono-tale of the Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell. This theory states that the Hero’s journey is a pattern in a narrative that forms the basic template of all great stories (Gunn 1). Call to adventure My childhood has revolved in the same area. Born on the 7th of the 7th month of the year 1997 at 7:37pm at a hospital seven minutes away from where my parents resided I never considered myself special in any way. The first years of my life were a blur of memories reinforced with photographic evidence whilst containing vivid recollections of key events. Like most, I cannot recall the first words I said, nor how I came to understand the languages spoken back home all I know is that words came. Threshold/ the beginning of transformations One, Achiel, Mmoja, Two, Ariyo, Mbili, Three, Adek, Tatu, Four, Ang 'wen, Nne , Five, Abich, Tano Six, Auchiel, Sita, Seven, Abiriyo, Saba, Eight, Aboro, Nane, Nine, Achiko, Tisa, Ten, Apar, Kumi. Learning how to count in four different languages (the fourth as a song) is one of my earliest memories which I can still recall. I have a minimal recollection of how I learned to read apart from the

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