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  • Examples Of Pessimism In To Kill A Mockingbird

    There are two sides too the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, there is a very optimistic view, as well as a pessimistic view. The town of maycomb is divided into two sides, which is the whites and the blacks, but there is also another two sides to this town, and that is the division between optimistic and pessimistic people. Now there is not an actual physical division between the optimistic and pessimistic people, but they are divided mentally. In almost all cases of this book whenever there is…

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  • External Conflict In To Kill A Mockingbird

    A child’s mind is like a picture you know what’s on the outside, but you’ll never know what’s in the inside. In “ To Kill A Mockingbird, “ Harper Lee uses conflict and characterization in order to convey the idea that a simple child’s innocence can be shattered from life’s problems, however they still don’t understand what’s going on yet. Harper Lee first uses an external conflict on Mr. Walter Cunningham in a gang to convey her theme. When an outraged mob went to the penitentiary…

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  • Narrative Voice In To Kill A Mockingbird

    The narrative voice, or perspective, of ‘Go Set a Watchman’ is very different to that of Harper Lee’s first novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. In ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, Scout is around the age of 7 and this is shown through her perspective as the narrator. Her viewpoint is naïve and very innocent and she is susceptible to all the rumours and stories about Boo Radley. In ‘Go Set a Watchman’, Scout is 20 years older. She still acts childish and there are many instances where she feels the need to…

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  • Sky Burial

    Sky Burial, also known as celestial burial is a ritual commonly practiced in many provinces such as Mongolia and Qinghai, but mainly in Tibet, has been done for a thousand years. It is the way of disposing the body in the most beneficial way, by it being fed to the vultures. They consider the body after death to be empty so there's no harm in disposing it in the most generous way possible. It starts off with the body being untouched for three days then wrapped with white cloth and finally…

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  • Literary Devices In Olive Kitteridge

    The perceptive quality of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Olive Kitteridge, focuses on the ordinary, the regular, and quotidian aspects of life; growing old, the fluctuations of a marriage, the anxious growth of children, and life’s everyday trivialities and little feelings that swell throughout an individual lifespan. Strout achieves this empathetic sense by using long detailed and descriptive sentences, a healthy mix of cumulative and periodic which explore and bluntly state…

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  • Scout's Character Development: To Kill A Mockingbird

    Scout’s character has developed immensely in the second section. For instance, when she almost fights Cecil, she does not. She learns to think before she acts: “I drew a bead on him, remembered what Atticus said, then dropped my fists and walked away, ‘Scout’s a coward!’ ringing in my ears. It was the first time I walked away from a fight.” (pg. 81). However, she only does this in public for her father’s sake. At The Landing, she fought Francis, but it took Scout a long time to finally fight him…

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  • Empathy And Compassion In To Kill A Mockingbird

    Being empathetic to others is not easy, but once it is learned, getting along with people will become easier. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about Jean “Scout” Louise Finch growing up in the town of Maycomb and learning about the world through her father, Atticus’s lessons. Atticus teaches Scout and her brother, Jem, how to react in situations involving Boo Radley, an unseen neighbor, Tom Robinson, a black man going through a trial, and other social groups of Maycomb. To Kill…

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  • Modern Paranoia In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

    Arthur Miller’s playwright, Death of a Salesman, reveals many of the insecurities and fears of the 20th century American self-made man. Miller expresses this modern paranoia through the fictional life of Willy Loman. As an elderly salesman, Willy’s career as an on-the-road salesman appears to be coming to a close. Willy hopes for stability in his later life through his past success and through his sons, Biff and Happy. The high standards that he raised himself and his sons on embodies his hopes…

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird Empathy Essay

    Young and navie children rarely have a sense of empathy towards others when they are still developing their communications. It is an emotion that comes from the heart, and must be genuine in order to be effective. Empathy is often learned through the event of coming of age which is evident in a significant passage in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this passage Scout can finally see the world from the perspective of Boo Radley, a childhood myth. She walks Boo back to his front porch…

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  • Analysis Of Boo Radley In To Kill A Mockingbird

    Many people tend to believe in rumors spread by others instead of learning the truth about a person’s life before judging them. Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley has always been a person of interest for Scout. He lurks in the dark and is a shroud of mystery, the only information learn about him is through rumors. As Scout develops and matures, she realizes that Boo Radley is not as he seems, and learns a lesson from her prejudice of him. Through the novel, To Kill a…

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