To Kill a Mockingbird

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Choosing a good book can be very hard. There are so many different things that can effect whether a book is good or bad and with so many books out there determining whether they are good or bad is difficult. When you judge a book looking at just the story or plot isn’t really enough, the books literary elements must be taken into account. When looking at the literary elements personal opinion has to be left out. Two Famous classic books are “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “A Raisin in the Sun”. Both of these books have great plots and are enjoyable to read, it’s hard to say which a better book is. With all opinions aside the literary elements can be looked at to see which the better book is. Sometimes a book can be great, however from a literary standpoint they are not good at all. Even though “A Raisin in the Sun” is a good book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is better because of its literary elements. “To kill a Mockingbird” uses its characters to its benefit. The characters in the story are one of the best parts. In the beginning of the book young Scout and Jem are naive children. As the book goes on Jem and Scout grow up. “Jem was twelve. He was difficult to live with, inconsistent and moody” (Lee 115) This quote from the book is Scout talking about Jem, it really shows how the characters are growing up. As Jem and Scout grow up they start to realize that there aren’t just good people and bad people, sometimes there are bad people who do good things. In the book there personalities really change and mature, which makes the book interesting. It also makes the book better because you feel so close to the characters, and you get to see all the hardships they go through.

The Characters in “To Kill a Mockingbird” are also very relatable. When characters in a book are relatable it just makes the book a lot more interesting. This was a quote from the book is very relatable, “I said I like it very much, which was a lie, but one must lie under certain circumstances and at...
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