Themes Of Literature In The Help, To Kill A Mockingbird

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Compositions of literature are explored in order to open minds, search through foreign lands, and to comprehend society in a variety of ways that some can never even fathom; as a result, authors use literary devices, such as theme, motif, symbolism, etc., to improve the reader’s inclusion and progression in the novel. By using prejudice as a theme of literature, specifically in the novels The Help, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Fallen Angels, literary artists can enhance the reader’s experience and the develop the storyline.
First of all, in the novel the Help, the author, Kathryn Stockett, uses the theme of prejudice and race to develop the plot. This historical fiction is based upon racism in the early 1960’s in Jackson, Mississippi, so a lot of the white characters, mainly a character named Hilly, refers the blacks and black maids more animal than human. These accusations are based on how whites built their social barriers based on fears. As a result, this veers the Chronicle's enactment, by using racial prejudice and bigotry, which affected the black maids and other black characters, and how they, with the help of a white woman called Skeeter, overcame hardships by sticking with their belief of social equality. “I want to yell so loud that Baby Girl can hear me that dirty ain't a color, disease ain't the negro side of town. I want to stop that moment from coming – and it comes in every white child's life – when they start to think that colored folks are not as good as

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