Analysis Of Hero's Journey In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the Writers Journey, the Hero’s Journey is emphasized heavily throughout the book. Overall, the Hero’s Journey allows you to take a piece of literature and break down the steps of the main character or protagonist. The character starts off living an ordinary life until they receive a call to an adventure that disturbs what they consider normal. You then see the trials and tribulations they go through such as the refusal of call, thresholds, determining friend or foe, so and so forth until they’ve successfully handled the ordeal. In my opinion, Atticus Finch from the book To Kill a Mockingbird is an ideal character to use when breaking down the Hero’s Journey. The way he handles defending an African American man in the 1930’s while maintaining his integrity for not only himself but his town and his family is a realistic approach towards the Hero’s Journey that works exceptionally well.
Atticus Finch lives a fairly normal life as a lawyer in Maycomb, Alabama with his two children Jem and Scout and their helper Calpurnia. Atticus is perceived as
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At this point, Atticus receives his call to adventure and has to determine whether to take the case or not. In the beginning, Atticus realizes the attention that this case will bring and what it’ll mean for his family. He knows that it will expose his children to the cruelties of society that he’s tried to protect them from. Atticus comes to the conclusion that if he refuses the case, there will be no one else to take it and he’d essentially be declaring Tom guilty from the start. He knows that the chances of Tom getting off innocent is slim, although he needed to try for the sake of his own conscious and for everything he tries to instill in his children. This is where the psychological journey for Atticus and his family begins as they battle their own morals against the widely held prejudice in the

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