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The novel addresses the issue of racism and inequalities in the social structure in the American south during the Great Depression. The novel focuses on the racial issues that form around this case.
Another, much different, literary work that also deals with similar issues of inequality is the Harry Potter series. The Harry Potter series, written by J. K Rowling, focuses on the inequalities in a fictional world of wizards. Similar to To Kill a Mockingbird, there is a hierarchy in society based on birth.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, the legal system of the south is shown to be very prejudiced and it is almost impossible to receive a fair trial.
This situation is similar to that of the legal system of the Harry Potter series in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The muggleborns in the wizarding world were rounded up and persecuted.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is targeted by gossip and disapproval throughout Maycomb. The reason for their disapproval is that Atticus is defending a black man in court.
Atticus is not the only one to be criticised for supporting a black man, Jem and Finch are also bothered because of who their father supports: The Finch family is disliked by many in Maycomb because Atticus is defending a black person, even though they are white. Similarly, in Harry Potter, the Weasleys are regarded by many as disgraceful.
The Weasley are a very old pureblood family, however, they are still frowned upon by many in the wizarding community. The reason for this is that Arthur Weasley loves muggles and is very interested in learning more about them. Comparably to Atticus, he feels muggles should be treated with respect and using his job in the Ministry of Magic, creates a new act protecting muggle rights.
His fascination and support for muggles is the reason he is often frowned upon by other families that are purebloods, such as the Malfoys. However, we learn during the hearing that this is highly unlikely. As we can see from this quote, Tom Robinson is crippled and he has no use of his left arm, and as Mayella Ewell was beaten mainly on the right side, it is unlikely that the culprit was Tom Robinson.
However, despite the lack of substantial evidence, Tom Robinson is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Just as Tom Robinson pays for Mayella lustful feelings, a character in the Harry Potter series is targeted for being loved by Merope Gaunt. Merope Gaunt comes from a family very similar to the Ewells; the Gaunts are dirt poor and uneducated.
However, like the Ewells they hold themselves in high esteem. The Ewells are proud to be white and the Gaunts are proud to be purebloods and related to Salazar Slytherin, an important historical figure of the wizarding world.
Like Mayella, Merope is terrorized by her father and forced to keep house for him. Also like Mayella, who attempts to remain presentable, Merope appears to be cleaner than her brother or father. Merope also attempts to gain the attention of a man her father and brother consider scum.
Merope loves a muggle man from the nearby village named Tom Riddle. To conclude, the issue of social inequality runs deep within the plot of both To Kill a Mockingbird and Harry Potter. In both the Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird, a social divide based on birth can be seen.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, the reason for this divide can be clearly seen as skin colour. In Harry Potter, the divide is present based on abilities. In both cases the individual has no control over how high they are in the social hierarchy.
Tom Robinson did not choose to be black just as Tom Riddle did not choose to be a muggle. However, both characters are condemned, all based on something they did not choose to be a part of. Those supporting the minority groups in both books face gossip and hatred from the other members of their community.
The legal system of both the south of America and the wizarding world during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is incredibly biased and prejudiced. In both cases, innocent victims are charged for outrageous crimes.But there is a story in The Tales of Beedle the Bard, that speaks of the three elements that are together known as the Deathly Hallows.
This Buzzle article discusses the meaning and analysis of The Tale of the Three Brothers in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Jul 19, · So, here it is at last: The final confrontation between Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived, the Chosen One, the “symbol of hope” for both the Wizard and Muggle worlds, and Lord Voldemort, He .
Aug 28, · Suggested Essay Topics. How does Harry change over the course of the novel? Is The Deathly Hallows a true coming-of-age story?.
In what way do Ron and Hermione act as foils for Harry, drawing out his qualities and characteristics more clearly? Finally, Xenophilius is a seeker of the Deathly Hallows, a quest which Harry and Dumbledore come to see as foolishly misguided.
When Hermione tries to pin him down about what being “master of death” means, he is airily vague, displaying quite the opposite of Hermione’s sharp and discriminating intelligence.
In “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows”. it closes with a brief epilogue set 19 old ages subsequently. in which Harry and Ginny Weasley are a married twosome .
Much has been said about the Christian themes, symbolism and allusions in Harry Potter, and indeed much remains to be said. In a previous essay, I explained what Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has to do with Holy Week: the time when Christians commemorate the passion (suffering), death and resurrection of Christ.