To Kill A Mockingbird And Cleopatra VII: A Comparative Analysis

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We have read a lot of stories in Literature this year, from a variety of different cultures. It simply astounds me how alike the some stories are, even though they are from different cultures and different times entirely. Take Noah and the flood, from the Hebrew Bible, and the flood story in the epic of Gilgamesh. Different cultures and different times yet the stories are so similar, it’s like one of them stole the plot from the other. Same goes for Ruth and O Oriole, Yellow Bird, only with some slight variations. As far as religion, both Hebrews and those in India have songs of praise for the god(s) above. Book wise, cultures are similar, too. To Kill a Mockingbird and Cleopatra VII are both about girls who have to deal with things they are…show more content…
They are different in the sense that they take place in different places and times and different storylines. Cleopatra has to take control of an empire at a young age because her father is not doing what he should as a ruler. Scout, the girl from To Kill a Mockingbird, learns that not everyone is what rumors make them out to be and she has to deal with her father being threatened because he is defending a negro in court. Not to mention that they both learn that not everyone will do what’s right or what they need to. Ruth did what needed to be done though. Her mother-in-law had been widowed, as had Ruth, and yet Ruth chose to go with her and take care of her. Ruth has to get used to a whole new set of customs, just like a Chinese Princess, who is forced to marry a Prince of a different culture. The princess is not happy and wants to go home. While the Chinese Princess went to her new life against her wishes, Ruth went willingly, and against her mother-in-law’s wishes. They are not the only historic people who do what they have to, despite the

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