Similarities Between To Kill A Mockingbird And Huckleberry Finn

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Two books looked back on now as classics in literature are To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. These books both allow the voice of a child to show through in American Literature. There are many similarities between characters in these books, however, the most similar characters are probably Jem Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird and Huck from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn both rank pretty high up on lists of banned or censored books around the world. This is because of the voice of reason and social justice. These are the books that we get some of America’s best characters from. We got Jem, the son of a man who went against everything but his
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Overall, though, their trials almost forced both of the boys to develop an “I’m not just a scared kid” attitude. Jem knew that he wasn’t as brave as he thought, but kept trying to convince others that he was, but Huck managed to convince even himself that he was a brave and strong person. Both books have a strong base in social injustice, both with racism, poor versus rich, and even smaller shown themes, like sexism and arguments of right and wrong when not related to bigger problems. Both books show the injustice through the eyes of children. Although Jem wasn’t the narrator or main point of focus in To Kill a Mockingbird, his personal views still managed to show through. Both boy’s opinions and views are similar and are now seen as simple, but would have been something that only a child could see at that time. Jem and Huck both had older women in their lives that tried to civilize them. For Huck, she was the Widow Douglas. For Jem, it was his aunt. Neither of them went so far as to abuse the boys in any way, but both women kept a tight leash on the boys and lived in the same house as them during some part of their lives. Huck talked about the Widow Douglas, and said “The Widow Douglas, she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer, I lit out.” (Page
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