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Frankenstein and To kill a mockingbirdbooks about discriminations

Comparing "To kill a mockingbird" and "Frankenstein"

Both of books mainly deal with social problem about nonperson. In "To kill a mockingbird", they are projected at mocking bird. There are two parts of those people. One is who wants to join with another, whose name is Boo Radley. And the other is who really get in to hard situations such as being charged as raping, whose name is Tom robinson. In Frankenstein, there is just one type of nonperson who is called a monster.

In Frankenstein, a creature revived by Dr. Frankenstein is considered as a monster as soon as he wake up. He constantly hear sounds such as "A monster!". What he want is a friend to share his hurts and ask Dr. Frankenstein to make a creature like him. Nevertheless, Frankenstein didn't do it even he made a promise with a monster. The monster was upset, and killed every valuable people to Frankenstein.

What about in To killing the mockingbird? At that time, discrimination about black people was very severe. However, main character Scout's dad Atticus(whose job is a counsel) defend Tom robinson although he is a black man and try to prove his innocence. How about Boo Radley? Though he did bad things at childhood and be ridiculed as a monster by children, he saved Jem and Scout by Bob Ewell.

In my opinion, the author of Frankenstein may have seen only the anger from people who had been discriminated. So the monster of the book just want only friend who is just like it. But the author of To kill a mockingbird may have seen the good try of powerless people to be connected with world. Boo tried to communicate with young Jem and Scout by a hole in tree and helped them when they are threatened! Also, the father Atticus has no prejudice about black people in the book.

It will be the best if there are no discrimination. But they exist still. I think we would rather have the attitude like Atticus. That may be a wise way to make a unsegregated world.

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