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Example Of Transcendentalism In Zootopia

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“No matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you” - Judy Hopps. The Disney movie, Zootopia, explains a society of animals where all the prey and predators get along together nicely. Judy Hopps, a rabbit, has always wanted to be a cop her whole life, but her parents want her to stay on the carrot farm to become a carrot farmer just like all of the other bunnies. After a lot of determination, Judy becomes the first prey/rabbit cop and moves to the city of Zootopia. The head officer explains that nine animals, prey and predators, throughout the four Zootopia zones had gone missing. Determined to prove her spot as a cop, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve the mysterious cases. Judy went out trying to solve the cases with a mischievous fox to figure out what happened to the missing animals. Zootopia is a great modern day example of transcendentalism as it displays examples of nonconformity and confidence. Nonconformity is a core belief of transcendentalism and can be defined as a failure to obey to a prevailing practice or rule, and it is displayed in Zootopia. For instance, during the graduation of the Zootopia Police Academy, mayor Lionheart explained, “that the mile mammal exclusion initiative has produced its first police academy graduate, valedictorian of her class, ZPD’s first rabbit officer, Judy Hopps” (Zootopia 2016). Judy broke the stereotype and became
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