Who Is My Hero's Journey?

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We all face major hardships in our life, but I’ve met very few that have gone through as many as my grandma has. Being born into a world of war and terror is simply unimaginable, but my grandma had to go through it all. Never seeing what life is truly supposed to be like seems depressing, and not knowing when it will end seems even more. My grandma may argue that for her it wasn’t that bad because she didn’t know that life could be any better and was accustomed to living in a war, but from an outside point of view I will never really understand. At the end of the day, this strong woman pulled through and was able to find success. Looking back at her past, my grandma says that she is grateful for the opportunities she was given. My grandma had to go through all the phases of a hero’s journey including the departure, the initiation, and the return. …show more content…
For my grandma, her call to adventure wasn’t a normal one. She was faced with the huge problem of being born in the midst of a war. But as she began to grow older, my grandma began to realize the other major problems she would be facing. Having to find enough food to eat, worrying about whether or the enemy was going to strike, and even thinking about the radical fighters that would go after her first because she was a girl. “My journey began when I got old enough and realized all the hardships I would be facing”. Someone who helped my grandma through all of these hard times was her mother. My great-grandmother played the mentor position and helped prepare my grandma for all the hard times she would face. She would always tell my grandma to work hard and stand up for herself, and that life would one day get a lot better. These words prepared my grandma for the hard times she would face in the

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