Outline on The Heros Journey: Life’s Great Adventure The Hero’s Journey by Reg Harris talks about the pattern of the experience of humans throughouttheir lives, citing the example of the journey of a hero. The Hero’s Journey basically talked about the Rite of Passage that occurs when specific individuals embark on some journeys in some particular stages of their lives.
Reg Harris brings readers to the realization that this Rite of Passage involves three phases: in the first stage, the ‘hero’ is faced with the difficult situation of being separated from his loved ones. In the second phase of the Rite of Passage, the ‘hero’ tries to integrate himself into his new world, by changing his old pattern of thinking and in this stage, his life is transformed and he becomes initiated into the new world. The third and the last stage is the phase where the hero returns to his world. Harris explains that it is the successful completion of these three phases that makes one to be truly called a hero. This is due to the fact that, after completing these three phases, the ‘hero’ would discover that his community would begin to treat him with respect and his status in his society would have been elevated and all the privileges, respect and the rights that are given to a hero would be accorded to him (Harris).
It is the manner at which the author presents a logical pattern in the life of individuals that make the study of The Hero’s Journey really worthwhile. The Hero’s Journey makes readers realize that the journey of life is a process of self-discovery and that, people are not actually born great, but they achieve greatness. Reg Harris makes one realize that, it is the ability to pull through the stages involved in the Rite of Passage that indeed makes one to be called a Hero.
Harris, Reg. The Heros Journey: Lifes Great Adventure. 2007. Print