The Three Stages
“It is good to have and end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end,”(Ursula K. LeGuin). One of my biggest journeys in life is when I started to play badminton. My personal experiences, and my experiences with others and the world reflect three of the first five stages of the archetypal journey. My journey starts with the ordinary world, the call to adventure, and the meeting of the mentor.
Experiences in my ordinary world have shaped my beliefs and understandings of the ordinary world. The ordinary world is the beginning of the hero’s journey. This is the place of comfort for the hero, and where the hero intends to come if he/she must leave. Before my call to adventure to play badminton, my ordinary world consisted of me living with my parents and siblings, and going to school five days a week, and hanging out with my friends. This was where I was most safe. When we watched “ Up”
in class, I
came to believe that the ordinary world was the most comforting place. Ellie and Carl were just two little kids who ended up getting married, and living a happily married life. For them everything was perfect just the way it was; until Ellie had passed away. Even though she passed away Carl’s home was were he felt closest to his wife. In “ Freedom
, I was shocked at how much our ordinary worlds were different. Their worlds were full with crime and violence, and many of their families had kicked them out of their homes, beat them up, or are in prison. My ordinary world and experiences with text,
have taught me to be happy with what I have, because not everyone else has it easy like I do.
My personal experiences, and my experiences with others and the world reflect the call to adventure. This stage in the archetypal journey is where the hero is presented with a problem, challenge, or adventure to undertake. This make’s the hero’s ...
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