Scout And Scout Comparison Essay

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Scout and Lily are two very strong characters in two amazing works of literature. Lily is a character in The Secret Life of Bees, and Scout is a character in To Kill a Mockingbird. Both are great characters, but you can find differences and similarities in their views on the topics to come. The ways they are similar or different are their experiences and attitudes towards race, stereotypes, and biases. Race plays a big role in both the novels, although they interpret it differently. It is very clear that Scout doesn’t really care about the skin color of the people in the town. She sees a lot of it from her father’s occupation. Scout is constantly confused on why they want to hurt Tom Robinson, and is fine with sitting with the colored folks on the balcony of the courtroom. She also says in the novel on page 304 that she thinks, “Naw Jem, I think there’s just one…show more content…
Folks.” (Lee 304). Although Race is a if deal in the novels, biases are also very important also. The way that they were tied is by creating biases from the race you are in Scout’s world and time. Because Tom Robinson is black and was accused of raping Mayella, The people in the courtroom (who are mostly white) are going to go for the white female that accused him, even if she’s the one lying. Mayella was accusing Tom of raping her. She didn’t provide very strong evidence to support her claim and always sound nervous that she isn’t going to say the right answer, including when she is asked by Atticus if she loves her father, “‘Do you love your father, Miss Mayella.’ was his next. ‘Love him, whatcha mean?’ ‘I mean, is he good to you, is he easy to get along with?’ ‘He’s tollable, ‘cept when—‘ ‘Except what?’ Mayella looked at her father who was sitting with his chair tipped against the railing. He sat up straight and waited for her to answer. ‘Except when nothing’, said Mayella.” (Lee 245). Atticus provided very strong evidence to show that it
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