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Sweet 18 Poem Loss Of Innocence Essay

Loss of Innocence in Raisin in the Sun and To Kill a Mockingbird

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Recently, I have read both a Raisin in the Sun and To Kill a Mockingbird, both considered literary classics. They share a number of similar themes and character that face similar situations. Ultimately, they have extremely different plots, but address the same issues; some that were common around the time they were published, and some that carry relevance into current times. What I wish to bring to light in this essay is that in both novels, there are many characters that lives’ hit a shatter-point in the course of the story. This shatter-point is where the characters’ lives are irrevocably changed, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. What I’m going to explore is how these characters cope with the emotional fallout of…show more content…

Recently, I have read both a Raisin in the Sun and To Kill a Mockingbird, both considered literary classics. They share a number of similar themes and character that face similar situations. Ultimately, they have extremely different plots, but address the same issues; some that were common around the time they were published, and some that carry relevance into current times. What I wish to bring to light in this essay is that in both novels, there are many characters that lives’ hit a shatter-point in the course of the story. This shatter-point is where the characters’ lives are irrevocably changed, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. What I’m going to explore is how these characters cope with the emotional fallout of what the aforementioned shatter-point left in its wake. From A Raisin in the Sun we have Benethea Younger, and from To Kill a Mocking Bird we have Jeremy Finch, better known as Jem to analyze. In a Raisin in the Sun, Benethea Younger is an independent, young African-American Woman that has high ambitions for the time period in which the novel is set, she wants to be a doctor so she can make a difference in the world by helping people. It can be determined that she follows a hero’s quest for identity, seeking to find out about her roots. However the point that breaks her spirit, is when she finds out that her brother essentially stole her portion of her father’s life insurance that was meant for her college education to invest in an liquor

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Comparing First Dates in Sotto's Oranges and Wetherell's The Bass, the River, and Shelia Mant

1077 words - 4 pages First Dates in Sotto's Oranges and Wetherell's The Bass, the River, and Shelia Mant Everyone is born with innocence and they gradually gain experience through lessons learned in life; some people may gain more that others. Not all lessons in life are dramatic or negative, some may be subtle, positive, or even life altering; however, no matter how small or big, they do alter one's perspective on things and help them to gain experience, which will be with them forever. These experiences may be gained through love, war, or death, but in some way or another they have changed one's point of view. The works "Oranges", written by Gary Sotto, and "The Bass, the River, and Shelia Mant",... VIEW DOCUMENT

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