Essay on Analysis Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' By Harper Lee

1576 Words Jul 30th, 2015 7 Pages
The help has made the theme of racism clear in my eyes and shown me how powerful it can be. Relationships between maids and the children similarly shown in To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help can be an effective way of comparing the two books. We learn are lessons from this book and the meaning of innocence along with how poorly treated people were in the 1960’s. Black maids back then used to spend more time raising white children when they have their own back at home and this is a story of how the relationships between the black and white employer’s kids share a bond and connection that’s important to the separation of the society at this point in time.
Calpurnia is an example of a mother figure in a way where she tends to discipline the kids of Atticus because he is away at work or for other personal reasons. Since the mother of the family died the best thing Scout needs is a girl role model growing up. In a way I believe they have a teacher student relationship like Atticus, Calpurnia is a strict but loving teacher, particularly in regard to Scout, whose enthusiasm sometimes makes her thoughtless. With all the discipline received by Cal, Scout becomes angry and wants Atticus to get rid of her but in reality Scout reacts as a typical child would when she is scolded. Scout truly loves Calpurnia. Scout is learning. She has to be disciplined, and discipline is grievous. No one enjoys discipline. Calpurnia balances her discipline with affection which often gratifies Scout.…

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