HU 140 Cultural Diversity Unit 4 Template
We can learn a great deal about perspective by looking at our life through a new lens.
metaphor is a powerful narrative tool that presents a message indirectly.
Choose a metaphor that
best represents some aspect of your life and post an image of it in the box above.
For example, if
your life was full of wrong choices but is now leading you to new success, your metaphor might
be the Phoenix.
If you were always told you could never learn how to do something, but you
learned how to do it well, your metaphor might be the wise owl.
If you had a life-threatening
illness or accident and fought your way through recovery, your metaphor might be a butterfly
who passes through life stages in amazing ways.
The possibilities are endless and will uniquely
present a new perspective of 'you.'
After you post the image of your metaphor, please address the following:
Explain your metaphor and why you chose it.
Do this in a way that someone who has
never met you will be able to connect with your story.
What new understanding about yourself will this metaphor hold for you moving forward?
How might understanding your life in terms of this metaphor help you let go of the
mistakes or the pain of the past in a deeper way so that you can best engage your future?
Perspective and the First Person Narrative
The metaphor that represents myself is an orchid flower. I choose the orchid because it is very
delicate and beautiful. The exotic orchid flower represents love, luxury, beauty and strength
(VanZile, 2019). I can relate to these flowers because I am delicate and very sensitive when it
comes to my feelings. I love Love and the entire foundation of it. The flower is beautiful and so
am I inside and out. A new understanding about myself that this metaphor holds is my wants of the
luxury things in life and also the strength I have endured and will continue to have everlasting.
Growing up poor, I have never been a materialistic person. However, as an adult I have had
opportunities to get a taste of the better things in life. The luxuries gives me a good feeling inside.
Although, I can’t afford the luxuries now, I inspire to have many luxuries in my future.