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To Kill A Mockingbird: A Literary Analysis

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Yet Perry’s childhood bliss was taken from him, somehow creating his current disposition, the true purpose is the falling of unity from inside the people of Holcomb, therefore; pinning every person against another. A dark curtain that falls over the children, parents, farmhands, hunting regulars, and police officials. A curtain that keeps them apart from one another because they are lost in the infinite blackness that surrounds them, an evil they let seep into their minds and imaginations. The town of Holcomb soon sinks into a stupor of uncertainty as its unity is taken up in the flames of Clutter belongings: “...they acquired additional fuel for the impending fire--blood-soiled bedclothes, matresses, a bedside rug, a Teddy-bear doll. … How is it possible that such effort, such plain virtue, could overnight be reduced to this--smoke, thinning as it rose and was received by the big, annihilating sky?” (Capote 78-79). The multiple descriptors enhancing imagery creates a metaphor: the burning of everyday items, the disintegration of a common trust…show more content…
An impending separation from the town: “The Ashidas were a part of the Holcomb community everyone appreciated--a family likably high spirited, yet hard-working and neighborly and generous, though they didn’t have much to be generous with” (Capote 116). “Yet hard-working and neighborly and generous,” the three main qualities of Holcomb that are fleeing. A family containing these great traits are being pushed out of a town that no longer wants those qualities. Everyone is turning against each other and the people that do the opposite are pushed out feeling no longer in a place of neighborly affection. Holcomb’s unity is falling apart and with it comes the families that still continue to try remaining united in the town, however, they are rejected because everyone shuts their door in fear of the unity they once
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