The Roles of Outsiders Of The Monster Of Frankenstein and Boo Radley In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Roles of Outsiders Of The Monster Of Frankenstein and Boo Radley In To Kill A Mockingbird Boo Radley and the Monster of Frankenstein (MOF) play similar roles in their story. They are both outsiders of society and are isolated from the rest of society. They are both innocent and mean no harm. However both of the characters are diverse in their own way. I will write about the similarities and differences of the two characters and how their roles come about from the writers. To kill a mockingbird is a novel about prejudice in general. It was written in the 1960's and set in Americaduring the 1930's when racism was very common. Harper Lee decided to write the novel because she wanted to show the various forms of prejudice that were happening. The main mockingbird in the novel is Tom, a negro who is convicted of a crime that he did not commit. His lawyer is the father of the narrator. She narrates as an adult but sees these events as a child. Frankenstein is a dark and gothic novel about an engrossed scientist who creates a 'monster' out of separate body parts. The 'monster' is so hideous that he rejects it, along with several other characters in the novel. This is prejudice because the monster has been judged by its hideous looks. Mary Shelly wrote this during the 19th Century. Her message was to show how the lower class were treated. The industrial revolution was taking place at the time, so she was trying to point out that not all of the revolution was good. This was why she wrote about the darker sides of science and technology i.e. the possibility of creating beings. The two characters are similar, as they are both outsiders. They have more than one thing in common however. They are both misunderstood by society. Boo Radley is thought of as a 'malevolent phantom', when he is actually an innocent man, forced to stay in the house by his cruel father. He is judged by made up stories that people hear about, for

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