Mythical, epic, tragic hero, are just some of
the adjectives attributed to the figure of the valiant warrior, depicted in
literature throughout the ages. Although there are variations, generally speaking, we can define the hero as
someone who performs extraordinary feats, who battles to overcome obstacles,
who grows and undergoes an internal transformation. In many classical epics,
the hero undertakes a journey which leads him to traverse the unknown, both
inside and outside Himself. In our study we present the migrant as the modern
hero, whom, driven by the call to adventure, embarks on a journey through
different lands, conquering numerous hurdles and gaining greater self-awareness.
This article is, therefore, a reflection on the parallelism between the
experience of the mythical hero and that of the migrant.