Scapegoating in contemporary life


Picture of scapegoat
A few weeks ago we looked at scapegoating in our everyday life. By definition it always takes place in groups – who is in and who is out. We asked did having a scapegoat strengthen the group? Did the group need a new scapegoat if the old one left? Did Judas serve a purpose by being scapegoated for his actions, when all he did was let Jesus fulfil his mission.
In contemporary film there are characters who start off as a scapegoat but ends up being the hero because he stands out and is vindicated.

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