The And Night Are Two Beautiful, Classic And Brilliantly Written Novels

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To Kill a Mockingbird and Night are two beautiful, classic and brilliantly written novels that address the multiple forms and dynamics of social issues within society. Both novels are told in the perspectives is of young children, who are quickly exposed to the harsh realities and evils of the world. Night, by Elie Wiesel follows the horrific events and experiences of a young, Jewish Elie in nineteen forties Europe; as he attempts to survive the harsh environment of the concentration camps spawned during World War II. Meanwhile, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, tells the stories of a six-year-old Scout Finch, who grows up trying to make sense of and becoming exposed to the prejudicial culture of nineteen thirties Maycomb, Alabama. Although distinctly separated by time and place, both novels exhibit the impacts of role models, racism, and loss of childhood innocence.

To Kill A Mockingbird and Night both portray the influence of positive role models upon the adolescent mind. The two books contain role models that share their insight and knowledge with the main characters, changing their perspective and intuition. Within To Kill A Mockingbird, the character Atticus Finch, father of Scout Finch, is portrayed as a wise figure who mentors and raises Scout throughout her childhood. Teaching Scout through his own progressive and moral outlook upon life, Atticus’s impact on Scout can be seen through her own actions and thoughts within the novel. For example, Atticus…

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