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  • How Does Lee Use Characterization In To Kill A Mockingbird

    To Kill or Not to Kill In To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee writes about a family, and their hardships throughout the time of the Great Depression. The narrator, Scout Finch tells the story through her perspective. Scout is a young, innocent little girl, but through other people's eyes reality is completely different than what it seems to her. Jem, Scout's slightly older brother lives in Maycomb, Alabama; with her, Calpurnia (the help), and their father Atticus. Maycomb is a town where racism…

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  • Atticus Finch Paternalism Analysis

    Joseph Crespino argues that Atticus Finch felt the need to take the case and help Tom Robinson who was "naïve" because, of his paternalistic side. (Crespino The Strange Career of Atticus Finch, JSTOR.com) To justify this idea of paternalism he says, " Tom Robinson is sweetly innocent and naïve; Atticus feels a moral responsibility to defend him, as the novel's tide attests, because a black man accused in the Jim Crow South was as helpless as a mockingbird." In chapter ten of To Kill a…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Being El Patron

    "Here's the dirty little secret." Tam Lin bent down and whispered, as though he had to hide the information from the swallows, the duck, and the dragonflies." No one can tell the difference between a clone and a human. That's because there isn't any difference. The idea of clones being inferior is a filthy lie." In the dystopian world of The House of the Scorpion, one of the key debates is in regard to the humanity of clones, centering around Matteo Alacran, clone of the drug lord El Patron.…

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  • The Theme Of Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

    Standing up to a bully, trying something new, putting one’s life in danger to save another, standing up against prejudice, and facing a fear of public speaking. There are grand acts of courage, and then there are smaller courageous acts that can sometimes go unseen. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird explores different examples of courage through its characters. Mrs. Dubose, Atticus Finch, and Arthur Radley were all presented with opportunities to show courage. Whether these actions be big or…

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  • What Does It Symbolize In To Kill A Mockingbird

    To Kill A Mockingbird In the book To Kill A Mockingbird has many different types of symbolism with how you should treat people. Also how how people might look different but they aren’t any different than anyone else out there. Another topic that this book covers is that it doesn’t who you are or if you are white or colored you are still a human. The topics that will be covered in the follow paragraphs will be over. One of the topics that will be covered is that people have many different types…

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  • Martin Luther King Black And White Analysis

    Martin Luther King Jr, one of the biggest impacts the world has ever had on racism said in one of his speeches, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr just wanted peace and equality in the world and by doing so he came up with these inspirational quotes that a lot of people live by today. In the story black and white by David Macaulay peace and equality isn't really the case when Marcus and Eddie, two…

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird Significance

    Mockingbirds- the title of the book is known as To Kill A Mockingbird. Mockingbirds are used throughout the story as a symbol of innocence and peace. To kill a mockingbird is considered a sin. Throughout the story, a majority of the characters symbolized mockingbirds such as Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Tom was innocent and was accused of rape. He was later killed by prison guards when he tried to escape. In the end, Scout believed exposing or hurting Boo to the public is like shooting a…

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  • Defenseless Scapegoats In To Kill A Mockingbird

    The best victims are always defenseless scapegoats. Demonstrating the innocence and downfall of a mockingbird in the novel and generating the title, To Kill a Mockingbird, is Tom Robinson. The mockingbird metaphor represents a lack of justice for the defenseless, or harming the innocent. As a result of stereotyping and discrimination, people are still killing mockingbirds today, specifically people from the Middle East. The author calls this novel To Kill a Mockingbird because people knowingly…

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  • Analysis Of Once Poem By Langston Hughes

    we should stay away from false hope. 3) The author of eleven novels, the most famous being Beloved in 1987, along with countless other works in both fiction and nonfiction, Toni Morrison has received virtually every prize achievable for a writer, including, in 1993, the Nobel Prize for Literature. This excerpt is the prologue to her very first novel, The Bluest Eye, written in 1970. Observe her choice of a banal storybook text, its mutation, and then the stark summary of the events that will…

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  • Essay On The Negative Effects Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

    To Kill A Mockingbird- The Negative Effects of Prejudice Prejudice is disliking someone or having hatred based on something they cannot control in To Kill A Mockingbird this is something that happens in their everyday lives. To Kill A Mockingbird is a story of a small town with a lot of racism between the people who live in Maycomb. Within the story there is trial where in the end it comes down to white vrs black. Prejudice in the story To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee causes a lot…

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