THE THEMES OF CHILDHOODS IN ‘JANE EYRE’ AND ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’: Essay Topics

Jose John May 10, 2016 No Comments
THE THEMES OF CHILDHOODS IN ‘JANE EYRE’ AND ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ To Kill A Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee and’ Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte are two very different books written in different periods of history. There are, however, similarities in the themes and background. For example, both books were written during times of great social upheaval and strife. In ‘To Kill A Mocking Bird’, the world was still very racist and it was not until the book was actually written some twenty years later the men like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X started to bring about real reforms. 4 Jane Eyre’ was slightly different as this was set during a time when the masses of overworked and underpaid Victorians were being given greater freedoms and more time in which to have these freedoms. Both books are written from a first person point of view, with a narrative voice. In ‘To Kill A Mocking Bird’, the nar­rative voice is the voice of ‘Scout’, a small girl and in ‘Jane Eyre’, Jane herself takes the role of narrator. Both books are also Fictional Autobiographies. This means that they chroni­cle, if not directly, the lives of the authors. The two books (in the first chapters) revolve strongly around the...
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