What did I think of this project.
When my class first started talking about the Hero’s Journey, we made these posters about the stages of the Hero’s Journey. After the posters, we started a book called the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Spoiler alert! The main character is Santiago and he goes on a grand journey about his personal legend. He fulfills his personal legend by finding out his treasure that he has been looking for ever since he left his father is all the back home. That's just the short summary. There is so much detail in the book that it's amazing. After we had a discussion about the Alchemist. My class started to read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.
Spoiler Alert! The main character is Siddhartha and he is trying to find happiness in his life. This book is dense reading and the beginning is a bit confusing but it's a very good book and teaches about happiness. After another discussion about the story, we had to tell our own. My class was going to make an exhibition where we tell our own personal stories. I decided to tell a story about my trip to Europe and how I’ve made personal change.
How did I grow during this project.
What I have learned from the Hero’s Journey is that I never knew that the word “Hero’s Journey” ever existed to summarize all the books that had heroes. I also didn’t know that we experience the Hero’s Journey in our own lives as well. Which actually makes sense except that it can last a lot longer than when reading a book.
What enduring understandings will I take.
Ever since the beginning of time or when humans first appeared on a planet called Earth, we have told stories of people or ourselves having our own adventure. Then Books appeared and stories started to become more fiction. Although there have stories that we can’t explain what we saw through our eyes such as trolls, dragons, and giants. There were more ways to write about magic, dragons, and princesses being trapped in a cave or tower. Now, of course, we know that there fake, but they still make good stories of adventure. The Hobbit by J.J.R. Tolkien is a great example of Trolls, Orcs, Hobbits, etc. Even though it in a fantasy world. The people in the story even though that Giant’s made of stone who lived in the mountains where fake.
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