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Comparisons between "To Kill a Mocking Bird" and "Jasper Jon
Transcript of Comparisons between "To Kill a Mocking Bird" and "Jasper Jon
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it
-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.
• Known as the town scapegoat
• Seemingly dangerous ‘village idiot’
• Surrounded by the gossip and rumours of how he brought about the death of a young woman long ago.
• Mad Jack never goes outside anymore
• 15 years old
• Eliza Wishart’s older sister and Jasper Jones' love interest
• Laura was continuously sexually abused by father
• Silent victim
• Found hung on a tree after her father had impregnated her
• She felt disgusted and ashamed.
• Victim of abuse
“My point is this: the more you have to lose, the braver you are for standing up.” - Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones (pg. 54)
To kill a mockingbird
victims of abuse by their fathers
both their fathers had a strong position in the community
no mother figure/lack of
find comfort with the "outcasts"
stories based on what happened to them
Laura killed herself
Mayella stays alive
Laura had Eliza, someone who cared about her
Mayella had no one who knew what had happened
She fears her father
He abuse Mayella as a form of punishment
Finds comfort in Tom Robinson - an outcast
Comparisons between "To Kill a Mocking Bird" and "Jasper Jones"
• Both convicted of injustices
•Rumours are developed and spread throughout town
•Both characters were victims of bullying, reclusiveness
•They were misunderstood
•Underserved reputation and were seen as mentally unstable.
•Boo Radley and Jack Lionel are the novel’s “mockingbirds,” which are good people who have been injured by the evil.
•From different historical times and social settings. Boo Radley is from the 1930’s in America and Jack Lionel is from the 1960’s in Australia.
•Boo Radley is younger then Jack Lionel
•In Jasper Jones, the town’s teenagers raid Mad Jack’s peaches, in ‘To kill a mocking bird,’ the children raid the porch of Boo Radley for the dare and thrill
Jack Lionel and Boo Radley
Laura Wishart and Mayella Eweel
convicted of a crime through the law of gossip
scout and gem saw through the talk of town
victim of gossip
withdrawn from society