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The Comparison of Portrayal of Miss Havisham in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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The comparison of portrayal of Miss Havisham in Great Expectations and Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 by Harper Lee whereas Great Expectations was published in 1861 The author Charles Dickens died in 1870 but Harper Lee is still yet living To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the 1930s Maycomb was an old town The indication that Maycomb is set in the 1930s is the racism around the discrimination of blacks to white is a great deal larger than it has become It is a first person novel the narrator is Scout she tells the story of the past and everything she went through She is the narrator and protagonist of the story In comparison Great Expectations is set in mid-nineteenth century It is set in early Victorian England a time when great social changes were sweeping the nation there was division between the rich and the poor similarly in To Kill a Mockingbird and there was a division between blacks and whites The setting place is Kent and London England Similarly the point of view is a first person the narrator is Pip He tells his life story in past tense too Naturally the plot precludes total honesty at every stage of the narrative at least if the narrator is not actually dishonest he chooses to remain silent at certain crucial points For example the ambiguous dialogue between Pip and Miss Havisham near the end of chapter nineteen mislead the reader as Pip himself was misled though on re-reading it becomes clear that the readers deductions have been as hastily and ill founded as Pips own the suggestion also is mainly contained in the dialogue and in the fanciful comparison of Miss Havisham to a fairy godmother rather than in narrative comment The mad vengeful Miss Havisham a wealthy dowager who lives in a rotting mansion and wears an old wedding dress
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