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Master of the Two Worlds
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Having completed the journey out and back in, the hero is now a master of both the domestic and alien worlds and can pass over the threshold between the two without further trial
In Star Wars, Luke finally becomes a Jedi Knight.
In Lord of the Rings, Aragorn, Isildur's heir, takes the his rightful position on the throne of Gondor and is crowned King. He receives the responsibility of protection in the world as Gandalf passes from Middle Earth.
Having conquered his or her own fears in the quest, the hero is also master of the world inside them as well as the external world.
This patterning of spiritual growth can also be achieved vicariously by an audience who have linked their selves to the hero, although perhaps not quite as idealistically as the hero in the story.
This recognition of mastery is another transition in the story and further cements the position of ultimate power of the hero.
Campbell, J. (1949). The Hero With a Thousand Faces, New York: Bollingen