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Harper Lees novel To Kill a Mockingbird and John Grishams a Time To Kill are very similar in many different ways although they are also different in other ways One Similarity between the two is that the two main characters in both stories are southern lawyers Some people may even argue that Atticus Finch is an older wiser version of Jake Briggance Both happen to take place in the Deep South where racism is very common and both men work strongly for quality no matter your colour of skin In A Time To Kill Carl Lees daughter was brutally raped by two white southern men and Carl Lee decided to take the law into his own hands and shoot the two young men for raping and beating his ten year old daughter Thus putting Carl Lee on trial opposed to the two men who were supposed to be tried In To Kill a Mockingbird a Tom Robinson a black man is wrongly accused of raping Mayella Ewell a young white woman Yes both stories involve a trial but they are almost for opposite reasonsTo Kill a Mockingbirds Atticus Finch is a Southern lawyer in Maycomb County Alabama A Time To Kills Jake Briggance is a well-respected lawyer in Mississippi Both Jake and Atticus had children that they loved and cared for The only difference is that Jake also had a wife to care for so Jakes wife and daughter left shortly after Carl Lees trial began The Tom Robinson trial did not put as much harm to Atticus and his familys lives as much as the Carl Lee case put Jake and his wife and daughter in severe danger Both men did not want anything to happen to their families although Atticus did not worry as much about his children as Jake did although the KKK were posing as a threat to his wife and daughter Atticus and Jake are very alike with both
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