Both “The Lamp at Noon” and “To Kill a Mocking Bird” are texts. The former is a short story while the latter is a novel. One might think those two works are mostly dissimilar for they are very different stories. “The Lamp at Noon” is about Paul, Ellen and their baby, who live on the grass lands and suffer from dust storm. Actually Paul wants to stay while Ellen wants to move to town. On the other hand, “То Kill the Mocking Bird” says about Atticus and his kids who live in Maycomb. Atticus is a lawyer and he tries his best to defend black man named Tom Robinson. However, if one further compares them can be see there are both differences and similarities between these two in term of writing techniques, characters and themes.
There are differences and similarities in writing techniques. In both stories one can see personifications. For example in “the Lamp at Noon”, at the begining of the story, the narrator observer “there were two winds, the wind is flight, and the wind pursued” (64) Wind is not alive, so it can neither escape nor follow, in reality. Similarily, “То kill the Mocking bird” showing another instance. At first the narrator describe “[Boo Radley's] house was the same droopy and sick”.(19) House is not a person and it cannot feel droopy and sick and – “From the day Mr. Radley took Arthur home, people said the house died.” Also there is foreshadowing which makes the two stories more cohesive. In “the Lamp at Noon” Paul has ever thought that Ellen and baby are gone and as a result they really leave him. Whereas cold weather in “То Kill the Mocking Bird” foreshadows fire in Miss Maudie's house and also foreshadows the sad ending of Tom Robinsonis trial. In addition, there are metaphors in both stories. The title of “To Kill the Namsraun/Wang 3
Mocking Bird” symbolizes innocence of Tom Robinson; while the title of “the Lamp at Noon” symbolizes bright ending and hope that everything is going to be alright. So one can see, there are both similarities...
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