Similarities Between To Kill A Mockingbird And The Help

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Compare how the theme of courage is explored in To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help?
Mental and moral courage are different types of courage that are demonstrated in To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee and The Help, directed by Tate Taylor. These can be compared and contrasted by sharing similarities and differences through dialogue, characterisation, plot techniques and the opinions through the eyes of different characters. These techniques are also used to help an audience understand the different meanings of courage that are demonstrated in these two texts.
Courage is expressed by characterisation, dialogue and plot. Showing or explaining the different personality traits of each character highlights the acts of courage through characterisation. Characterisation is the main technique that can be compared and contrasted between To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help. Although every character is different, some of their beliefs, opinions and actions are similar, which assists in creating a greater understanding of courageous, or cowardly approaches shown in each character.
Two very courageous characters in The Help and To Kill a Mockingbird are Atticus Finch and Eugenia Skeeter. Both characters are similar in the way that they both believe they should stand up to what they believe in by going against the social norms. Atticus Finch defended a black man “I’m simply defending a Negro – his name’s Tom Robinson” (p83). Miss Skeeter hoped to write about the
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