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In most modern novels movies and stories the main character goes through a journey In fact even we go through this journey so often that we may not even recognize it What is this journey you may be wondering It is known as The Heros Journey As in any journey there are stages in which the person taking the journey must go through There are eight stages in the Heros Journey There is the call in which something for the hero that isnt working There is the threshold where the hero can not return to his or her old life There are multiple challenges which become harder as the hero continues in the journey There is the abyss which comes from a challenge so great that if the hero does not overcome it he or she will die either physically or mentally Then there is the Revelation and then the Transformation From the information experience and wisdom the hero has gained from his or her transformation they then reach the next stage Atonement or balance And the last stage is the return home and the gift A perfect example of the Heros Journey is the movie October Sky In the movie the main character Homer Hickam is thrown through the journey aided by mentors and friends along the way Before the first stage everything is pretty much fine and dandy Then the hero notices that there is something not right in life That he or she must avenge a great wrong in either their life or in the world Homers call was not one exact point A lot of events lead up to when he realized what his call was He tried out for football because he knew that if he didnt want to work in the coal mine for the rest of his life he would need to go to college But what he did not know was that a football scholarship
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