How does Jackson Jackson change as a result of completing his hero's journey in Alexie's "What You Pawn I Will Redeem"?

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On the surface, it might not seem like Jackson Jackson makes much of a visible change. It is not even remotely implied that his physical circumstances will improve. He will likely not receive any support for his unspecified mental illness and in no way seems like he will become financially better off. It does not even seem like he will change his habit of immediately and frivolously spending money on alcohol and fast food (and sharing it with others). These things are at the core of who he is, and this late in his life, he could not change even if he chose to.

However, there is a profound change that occurs in Jackson, and that is that he becomes one with his family and his people. In the end of the story, we see a very poignant scene wherein Jackson takes his grandmother's regalia out into the street and begins to dance. The city then seems to stop to look at him. Throughout the entire story, Jackson has gone as unseen. He has been looked over the way that homeless in Seattle...

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