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A Comparison of the Themes of Childhood in to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
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An independent study unit essay worth 10 of the final grade of the course Title Childhood experience Have you ever thought of an answer to reply to your children when they ask you What was the world like when you were a child What things that happened that impressed you most when you were a child or How interesting is your childhood experience Everybody must have had their childhood Some of the experiences may cause them to smile or even laugh while some of them may bring back bitter memories It is always hard to express the childhood incidents or experience in a clear and interesting way since they were past memories that happened long time ago Moreover when a person has grown up they will never have the same feeling which they might have in their childhood However the authors Harper Lee and Mark Twain can express their own childhood inside the stories they created in a lively and realistic way The two novels To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer have a very similar characteristic It is the way they describe a persons childhood experience and their feelings and new knowledge that come out from those experiences This characteristic however has given me a big revelation after reading the two novels The novels show that the childhood experience of a person has a great positive influence on his personality behaviour and ways on dealing with others This idea has been shown by the authors in both novels From the novel To Kill a Mockingbird one could discover that innocent behaviour and misunderstanding can lead a child to view a person or thing incorrectly and incompletely This behaviour can also lead a child to a wrong perspective In the first part of To Kill a Mockingbird the main characters Scout Jem and Dill thought that the Radley family and their member Boo Radley
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