Kanye West: The Hero's Journey
Kanye Omari West was born on June 8th, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kanye’s parents got divorced when he was three and he rarely saw his father. Kanye soon moved to China when he was ten, where his mother was visiting a professor. This can relate to the hero's journey unusual birth section. Much like Telemachus, Kanye did not have a father figure growing up, and moving to china for a year is pretty unusual especially for someone his age.
Kanye´s call to adventure was him dropping out of college to pursue music. He did this against his mother's will. Although she did not support him in this decision, she …show more content…
Aside from being GQ's Man Of The Year twice, being one of the biggest names in hip-hop, debuting his own clothing, jewelry, and shoes line, and being TIME's most influential person of the year, Kanye is also married and a proud father of two. He also stands for many LGBT and African American rights as well as having a net worth of $120 million. This can be compared to Odysseus defeating the suitors in the hall. Odysseus had doubters just like Kanye did, and at the end of the day, they both ended up on top.
After all the trials, Kanye is able to keep making music and continue his hero's journey with his loving family, just like Odysseus. Hero´s come in all shapes and sizes; gay, straight, black, white, boy, girl, anything. Kanye proves that although he didn’t fight Scylla and the Charybdis or fight of a giant cyclops, he still went through trials, and troubles to get him to the success and happiness he´s at today. Some call Kanye cocky; I call him confident. Some call him a stupid rapper; I call him inspiring. Some call him a loser; I call him a