Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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The two novels “Great Expectations” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” relate us about discrimination during two different periods in history, even though their characters have similar characteristics. The society represented in these books is unequal, because powerful people tended to be more dominant over the poor ones. Certainly, it reflects the disadvantages of not having an education, and remarks that without it, people have no principles. Of course, these characters seek success like Pip, who was always persistent and fought to reach his goals. “Yet, having already made his fortune in his own mind, he was so unassuming with it that I felt quite graceful to him for not being puffed up.” (Dickens 185). Pip went through many harsh moments to reach his goals, because he wasn´t used to that environment. This environment of envy and a society in which being rich was more important than the values in life and humility. In “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Great Expectations”, the social inequality is represented through children in different status´s development that visualize the injustice among the hierarchy. Social inequality is present in the interaction among characters of distinct social classes. Miss Havisham from “Great Expectations” was an example of the previous case, because she was rich and saw Pip as if he was of a lower degree than her. In the other novel, Tom Robinson was the opposite of Miss Havisham, because he was mistreated by not respecting his rights. He wasn´t
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