Similarities Between To Kill A Mockingbird And Katniss

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Different Lives, Same Independent Hearts Eight or nine year old Scout and sixteen year old Katniss are two different girls in two different social settings who each face a major challenge, yet they share similar experiences and traits that sustain them through their difficult time. Home life was very different for these two girls. In To Kill A Mockingbird, young Scout Finch and her brother are raised by their father, Atticus. It is clear that Atticus loves his children. He is always doing what is best for them and teaching them valuable life lessons in words and deeds. In one lesson, he tells them, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb into his skin and take a walk around in it” (39). And he impresses Scout with his impartial treatment of Tom Robinson. In The Hunger Games, we do not see a steady and guiding presence from a parent. We see the Everdeen sisters being raised by a mother who isn’t always around, leaving Katniss to provide for the family when times get rough. We…show more content…
When Scout was only two, her mother died. Scout had no female figure other than Calpurnia and Miss Maudie to teach her how to be a lady. Atticus, being the accepting father that he is, is supportive of Scout’s ways and encourages her to dress and act the way she wants to. This belief helped Scout develop her straightforward ways which get her into trouble at times, but also gives her the courage to speak up during the stand-off between Atticus and the townspeople at the jail. Katniss Everdeen lost her father in a mine explosion. Without her father, Katniss had to grow up fast, so she could provide for her sister and mother. Katniss’ mother was in such a state of shock when her husband died that she stopped speaking and caring for her children. Katniss gained confidence in her abilities to take care of herself and others because of this

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