Harper Lee 's The Merchant Of Venice And The Novel Of Kill A Mockingbird

1500 Words Apr 22nd, 2015 6 Pages
By the end of the novel scout had matured slightly and while she wasn’t going to go completely for the southern womanhood role she was much more at peace with the fact she was a girl. by the end of the book she had found positive role models in Miss Maudie and Calpurnia who had both put being a woman into perspective and an admirable light when she looked at how they lived their lives, and she had stopped being so bothered when Jem called her a girl because she was no longer spending all her time following him around looking to be included. Scouts gradual maturation gives the reader an awareness of lees use of the adult scout’s voice intertwined with the younger characters voice, the reader is able to view her maturing as the plot develops lee creates this artifice but the reader accepts it as plausible and the effect is to draw the readers of the novel closer to the events and characters Both the play, the merchant of Venice and the novel to kill a mockingbird have the issues caused by social prejudice and bigotry but they are approached in different ways, Shakespeare, like harper lee uses a relevant stereotype to add conflict, however lee challenges the prevailing prejudice and makes the narrative feel uncomfortable from a modern perspective, Shakespeare on the other hand capitalises on the anti-Semitism of his time, creating the character of shylock to portray the negative stereotypes placed upon Jewish people at the time and the way Christians…

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