To Kill A Mockingbird Comparative Essay

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To Kill A Mockingbird and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings are two novels about two females and their endeavor with racism. Although these two girls are two different skin colors they face the same very harsh world from their own point of view. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout, the main character, has a father, Atticus, and a brother, Jem, that live in the south as a family. Her father is assigned a case as a lawyer to defend a Negro man against rape, throughout that time the family is severely harassed about Atticus’s assignment. Although the situation about racism in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is the same as the first novel, the dynamic of it all is entirely flipped. The main character, Maya, lives with her brother, Bailey, grandmother,…show more content…
Both presenting themselves as an intelligent individual in the art of schooling, meanwhile they show naiveness of a child in observations of human behavior. Scout, in To Kill A Mockingbird, became well aware of cruel insults from her community about their dislike of her father’s actions. Her and her brother became accustomed and grudgingly tolerable to such insults and began to realize that the white folks could not accept the Negroes into everyday life. Maya, in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, grew up in a black community, thus not being surrounded by racism all the time. On the other hand, her brother experienced how cold-blooded the white community is toward the black. As his experiences progressed, he shared these tormenting events with his younger sister and they soon begin to feel unwanted and lonely. While Scout had her father and brother, Maya was torn between her family from feeling unwanted by her parents and then sent away from her grandmother. She became dependent on her brother, then soon only on herself. These two females may have suffered similar experiences with human behavior, but they lived their lives in contrasting
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