Need an research paper on campbell`s theory of hero`s adventures on the example of abdulrahman zeitoun and the hero with a thousand faces. Needs to be 6 pages. Please no plagiarism. According to Joseph Campbell, the hero’s adventure starts with the phase of Departure and includes several stages of development. These are the call to adventure, refusal of the call, supernatural aid, the crossing of the first threshold, and the belly of the whale.
“Call to Adventure” is the first stage of the mythological journey. It signifies that destiny has called upon the hero and shifted his spiritual nature from within the pale of his society to an unknown zone (Campbell 53). The unknown zone is symbolic of a shift to a foreign and distant land. A comparative projection of Zeitoun’s story reveals conformity to the “Call to Adventure.” The series of events in Zeitoun’s life offer sufficient evidence. Foremost, Zeitoun is not a native of America. He Migrated to the United States from Syria. Therefore, United States is a foreign land to Zeitoun and thus symbolic of the unknown zone described by Campbell. Second, his homeland background of Syria defined his spiritual center of gravity that shaped his virtuous and brave character. The life skills he gained while working in Syria proved vital in his ultimate fate with Hurricane Katrina. Consequently, his migration to America represents the transference of his spiritual center of gravity to serve a purpose that is only known to destiny. Finally the climax of the “Call to Adventure,” is evident when Mother Nature spews forth Hurricane Katrina. The storm is symbolic of the beginning of the mythological journey to heroism described by Campbell. At this stage, Zeitoun’s story conforms to the first phase of Campbell’s theory.
On the other hand, Daniel Suelo presents a different perspective in reference to the “Call to Adventure” stage. Daniel Suelo unanimously decided to quite a money and embarked on a life of solitude in the Utah canyonlands.