The Reflection Of Heros : The Hero's Journey

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A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for their courage, their outstanding achievements, and their noble qualities. A journey is defined as an act of traveling from one place to another. Many journeys that heroes experienced are often connected to the four functions of myths. Joseph Campbell’s “The hero’s journey” describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as the hero, the person who goes out and achieves great deeds on behalf of the group, tribe, or civilization. In Joseph Campbell’s “the hero with a thousand faces” explains what the hero’s journey myth serves and it is also what every culture has been telling. Though there will be challenges ahead, I believe it’s important to answer the call to adventure as it can help develop and define our purpose in life.
We would not know our purpose unless we have the courage, the courage to answer the call. As described in Campbell, “the call to adventure” is something that shakes up either from external pressures or from something rising up from deep within where the hero must face the beginning of change. The call to adventure one must take in order to answer their call is seen through my mother, when she made the decision to move our family, my father, older brother, and myself to a new place. She made the decision for us to move from China to New York so that we can have a better future and opportunity. Therefore, my mother is confronted with an obstacle that she must overcome which begins
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