Classification in Harper Lee and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Novels

Classification in Harper Lee and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Novels

A five-page paper comparing two (or more) books we have read on one of the topics below or on a topic of your own choosing, provided you run in by me first. One of the books you discuss should come from the readings after Cooper.

lists of books:

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

Harper lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Fredrick Douglass, Narrative

Suggested topics:
The representation of slavery;
Individualism and solidarity;
Democracy and difference;
Thinking and acting (consider, e.g., Franklin, Douglass, Coverdale, Ishmael);
Idealism and its discontents (obsession?) (consider, e.g., Carwin, Hollingsworth, Ahab);

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 essay  narrative

Answer preview………

The theme of race and racism in many stories has been portrayed as a critical theme which has defined America and its history. Set in Alabama, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird presents a case of jury discrimination and injustice based on the races of the participants. On the other hand, Harriet Beech Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a slavery-era story where the stereotypical slaves and slave traders are portrayed in the story. These two stories are loosely linked by the theme of race and the representation of slavery. Understanding the two stories’ approaches to these themes will elaborate the historical approach and contemporary approach racism in the country which has been one of the greatest horrors in the history of this nation. In Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin as well as Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the presentation of classification affects the race, slavery, and democracy representations in two societies separated by a century………….

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