Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird And The Help

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In this essay, both texts, “To kill a Mockingbird” and “The Help”, will be looked at in depth, and the range of literary devices and techniques used in order to portray the theme of racism will be analyzed. The emotional attachment between protagonists, and the positive perspectives shared by characters portray the overall theme of racism and how this is oppressive for all people involved.
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Both novels surround themselves with a common and key theme, whilst both books created a similar pathway in terms of presenting the theme, it was to be presented through a dark manner. In To Kill a Mockingbird the protagonist, known as Finch, a 6 year old school girl, becomes exposed to her first ‘evil’ experience. This is vital towards the character development throughout the book as she was taught by her father to never judge a book by its cover ““You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb in his skin and walk around in it.” This regards to Boo Riley, a black person living within the white community. Furthermore, he is isolated away from society due to slanderous allegations from white members of the public. However, there are numerous other black members who come in, but only work for or under the white society. On the other hand, The Help introduces the blacks within the community as helpers or, more or less maids. Just like Finch, protagonist Eugenia, felt sorry for the maids who were treated poorly by their
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