Theme Of Artistry In Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird'
Stories give people a way to act out scenarios that in some sense are a rehearsal for real life experiences. Stories prepare people for the unexpected because they provide us with the answers to the “what if” questions in our minds. Stories can also be a source of resourceful, factual information, as well as broaden our social capacity and create boundaries for social behavior in society. This creates a survival advantage for humans, but it does not make them artists. Dutton argues that “…life imitates art,” but I disagree (110). Art most often times imitates life, is inspired by real life experiences, and resonates with learned ideas or opinions formed from knowledge and not natural