To Kill A Mockingbird And Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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Recognizing different perspectives is a hard thing to do, especially if you’re a kid now knowing the complications of the world. Being a kid is not knowing the “real” world like racism, authority violence, etc. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Cather in the Rye by J.D Salinger describes the adulthood, innocence, and perspective of others. In the settings of the books the characters aren’t questioned for roaming off without an adult. The characters portray the lives of others realizing the positions they are faced with. To Kill a Mockingbird is about the narrator, Scout, and her brother Jem, coming into adulthood earlier than other children and seeing the unfairness and racism happening in their own community. The setting is based in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression around the 1930s. The Catcher in the Rye is told by Holden Caulfield from an institution in California about his journey from Pencey Prep School in Pennsylvania to New York City. The novel is set in the 1950s, which allows Holden to explore the city’s nightlife without being questioned by adults. By the same token, each character and setting help recognize the perspective of others. Recognizing different perspectives explains the maturity the characters need to understand the meaning of “coming of age.” Characters help view the characteristics of the people they meet; questioning others then understanding why. A specific example from To Kill a Mockingbird explains Jem and Scout not realizing the unfairness the blacks are treated like than the whites. As the text states, “… ‘but why do you all sing hymns that way?’ ‘Linin’?’ she asked… ‘They’ve done it that way as long as…show more content…
Jem, Scout, and Holden are perfect characters that clearly show the realization of how people can be towards themselves or
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