Joseph Campbell calls the initial phase of a hero’s development the “Call to Adventure.” The call is the in...
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...him hesitate before he can act on anything. Another main threshold guardian is Draco Malfoy because Draco is trying to make Harry look bad and himself look good. Draco, coming from a wizarding family, is trying to prove that Harry should not be revered because he did not grow up as a wizard. Harry has many barriers to break to get to the next stage in his journey and he is successful as he gathers more and more self confidence.
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