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Lily Character Comparison

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Character Comparison Essay Lily from The Secret Life of Bees and Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird are two strong, memorable characters who are different, but they have a lot in common. Though they face difficult situations because of the loss of their mothers, they learn to cope with life in the south. The authors of these books created two distinctive characters, with many similarities and differences, both of whom are loved by readers. There are many similarities between the two characters. Both Lily and Scout lost their mothers when they were young and had to live with their fathers and their “stand-in mothers”, Calpurnia and Rosaleen. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus says “Calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to… She’s a faithful member of this family…,” (Lee 182). This quote shows how much the Finch family loves Calpurnia and this is the same way that Lily feels…show more content…
Scout is more playful and tomboyish. She prefers to play outside with Jem and Dill rather than play with other girls, and she refuses to wear dresses. This is shown when Scout says “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn 't supposed to be doing things that required pants,” (Lee 108). Lily is much more serious and lady-like. Lily explains that she has to make her own clothes and fend for herself because T. Ray didn’t care about her or what she wore. “He did not care that I wore clothes I made for myself in home economics class, cotton print shirtwaists with crooked zippers and skirts hanging below my knees…,” (Lee 8). This quotation proves that Lily cares about her looks and wants to dress nicely, but T. Ray won’t buy her any clothes so she has to make them for herself. Lily and Scout are alike in many ways, but there are obvious differences in their
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