Similarities Between To Kill A Mockingbird And Lord Of The Flies

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Good morning/ afternoon Mrs Duyvestyn (English Teacher) and fellow classmates. Throughout our years at Mazenod, we have studied various books and texts such as Hachet, Holes and most recently, To Kill a Mockingbird. Today I am here to examine how innocence is portrayed in the two texts To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies. To start this off, I will first explain to you all how innocence is represented at the start of the two novels. Furthermore, there are various events that demonstrate the loss of innocence. Finally, the main characters in each text realise the evil that surrounds them. In both of the two texts, To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies, the main characters are represented as innocent children. In To Kill a Mockingbird Scout sees the town as an old, quiet town where everyone knows each other. By listening to the way she describes the town, she thinks that the town is like any other nice neighbourhood. In Lord of the Flies, 30 boys are deserted on an isolated island. As they are still children, they see the island as a way to escape the rules and laws of society and can be who they want to be. During the 2nd chapter of the book, Ralph say that ‘this is a good…show more content…
To kill a Mockingbird demonstrates the loss of innocence to Jem and Scout when they watch the Tom robinson case. The case clearly shows a one-sided evidence that proves how Tom Robinson was not guilty. In the end, Jem and Scout see the all white juries biased decision that lands Tom Robinson in jail. It is evident when the loss of innocence scene is present in Lord of the Flies. As Simon walks into the forest he discovers the head of the pig that was killed. In each event, innocence is symbolised as an object or person and both have the symbol crushed. To Kill a Mockingbird has Tom Robinson as a Mockingbird which represents innocence and the pig’s head on a spear symbolises the loss of

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