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To Kill A Mockingbird Hero's Journey Analysis

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In this stage of the hero’s journey, Scout begins her journey and crosses over to a strange new world. This new world is not a physical state but rather Scout’s state of mind after viewing the trial of Tom Robinson. For instance, Scout reflects, “Tom Robinson was probably the only person who was ever decent to her. But she said he took advantage of her and when she looked at him in court, she looked down upon him like he was dirt beneath her feet.” These thoughts that occur within Scout’s mind are significant because it marks the beginning of her realization of the racism that has been happening. In like manner, Scout also realizes how different things are for colored people compared to white people. “I did not understand Tom’s situation: he
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