Classic Literature Defined through "Ethan Frome" and "To Kill a Mockingbird"
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Themes are very important in classic literature, and those themes are usually universal; they are stories to which we all can relate. Classic literature also possesses the ability to communicate across cultures. Based on that understanding, this paper examines the qualities that make "Ethan Frome", by Edith Wharton, and "To Kill A Mockingbird", by Harper Lee, examples of classic literature.
From the Paper:"Harper Lee expounds on a theme that encourages understanding of self and others in To Kill A Mockingbird. Through issues of prejudice and good versus evil, the children can come to understand why some people behave the way that they do. Atticus stresses the importance of education, as well as a sense of morality in his children. Perhaps the greatest lesson to be learned from To Kill a Mockingbird is that of sympathy and understanding. We learn these lessons with the children through the characters of Boo and Tom. Boo and Tom represent what happens when people are prejudice. In addition, we also witness the consequences of prejudice through Tom's life and death. Lee even adds more appeal to the story by telling from the perspective of a child. This technique is very effective because it allows us to understand the problems in their simplest forms. For example, Scout learns from Atticus not to be so quick to judge others."
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