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A Comparison between the Characters of Alexandra and Scout in the Play The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman and the Novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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To Kill a Mocking Bird vs Little Foxes In the book The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman the character Alexandra can be compared to the character Scout in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee Both of these characters possess a natural innocence that is eventually destroyed through dramatic events They also share basically the same upbringing and social life While the characters Scout and Alexandra may at first seem to be very different in actuality they share many similarities Alexandra and Scout both possess a fundamental innocence in the beginning of The Little Foxes and To Kill a Mocking Bird This innocence is the result of several role models that play a very important part in the childhood of the children These characters are thought of as innocent due to the fact that all they know and are told to do is the right thing They have been blinded from the obvious evils of the world through the way in which they were taught to live Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird has several positive role models that allow this innocence to develop Her father Atticus is a very intelligent man and always makes a point of telling his children to do the right thing Atticus never used force to teach his children the right thing but set an example by always using reasoning and only force as a last resort Jem Scouts brother was always with Scout and taught her the meaning of childhood while keeping her out of trouble and looking after her Calpurnia the family smith 2 servant also made sure that Scout staid on the right track and disciplined her as necessary Like Scout Alexandra from Little Foxes also has role models in which her innocence developed from The most important role model to Alexandra was the family servant Addie Addie ensured that Alexandra was sheltered completely from the evils of the
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