Review of Brainstorming and Keys to Success

Wk 7 Media 195 Essay

There were lots of creative brainstorming suggestions for step nine of the Hero’s Journey for the week 6 assignment. A repeated theme of the responses posted seemed to center around a reward of a golden graduation cap and scroll. I think this idea could work perfectly with my current infographic concept.

In my Hero’s Journey step nine infographic, I placed a graduation cap and scroll inside a pirate’s treasure chest to portray the hero’s reward. I think it would be more obvious that the reward of knowledge and completing college (represented by the graduation cap and certificate) is a treasure if I were to make the graduation cap and scroll a golden color.

Another brainstorming idea that was contributed involved planting apple trees as part of step nine to Hero’s Journey. I like the idea of including apples in step nine of the Hero’s Journey to represent knowledge. I think placing a few golden apples in or around the treasure chest would help to visually portray that knowledge is the real treasure aka the reward for completing college.

Keys for Success… What do the keys unlock? What is inside the treasure chest?

The Hero’s Journey Keys for success unlock a treasure which is the inner potential that can be found within each person.

In the Hero’s Journey step nine example infographic (shown in the Media 195 lesson plan) the keys shown are resilience, responsibility, and adaptability. I believe these are excellent keys for success at this point of the Hero’s Journey.

Being able to adapt is important for making your way through any imaginable situation that may occur in life, even after you have achieved your reward. The ability to adapt can make life easier in all circumstances.

Being responsible is also an important quality for the step nine reward stage of the Hero’s Journey. Once you have achieved your reward having the responsibility to make the most of your reward is crucial. Without responsibility, nothing would come of the reward that has been achieved.

Resilience is an indispensable quality. After step nine where the Hero receives their reward, there will still be times ahead that are extremely difficult and challenging. It’s vital to have the resilience to overcome difficult times and continue the Hero’s Journey.


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