Analysis Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' And ' The Help ' Essay

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In society there are the people that stand up for what they believe in, and there are people that are scared to stand up for what they believe in. In To Kill Mockingbird and The Help, both Scout and Skeeter demonstrate the quality of showing respect for their beliefs. Skeeter lives during the 1960 's, A time where discrimination is at an all-time high. For example most whites lived in huge houses and had a lot of money while African-Americans lived very poor and were working as the whites maids. While Skeeter is in her early 20s, Scout is just starting her life as a young girl. Living in Maycomb, a small town, Scout faces all different types of discrimination in her everyday life. Scout and Skeeter do not take discrimination lightly, they believe in equality not inequality.
Although Scout is only a young girl she is very wise and always ready to take action and do what she believes is right. Scout and Jem arrive back from Calpurnia 's church. Upon their return Scout has a question for Atticus, her father, about going over to Calpurnia 's house. “I didn’t ask you!” (Lee 181). Scout yells back to Aunt Alexandra when she interrupts scout during Atticus 's conversation regarding Scout being able to go to Calpurnia 's house. Although it is not stated right in the text we know Aunt Alexandra is saying no because Calpurnia is African-American, Scout knowing and believing race does not matter she fights back even if that means getting in trouble. Scout knows that there should be no…

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