The Call Of The Wild And To Kill A Mocking Bird

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In the books The Call of the Wild and To Kill a Mockingbird foreshadowing occurs a lot. The urges that Buck feels pulling him into the wild foreshadow his transformation into a wild creature, and the starving dogs who attack the team’s camp foreshadow the hunger that will afflict them during their ill-fated journey through the North. In To Kill a Mockingbird, foreshadowing occurs in many areas such as the Gothic elements of the novel (fire, mad dog) which build tension to Tom Robinson’s trial and death, and Bob Ewell’s threats and suspicious behavior after the trial foretelling his attack on the children. Another literary element both books retain are symbols. In Jack London’s novel, Buck’s dreams of the primitive man represent his connection with his past, ancestry, and of the man to dog relationship. The lone wolf is also a symbol, representing Buck’s wild counterpart showing who Buck always wanted to be. In Harper Lee’s book, the mockingbird is an important symbol, seeing that the title had “mockingbird” in it; they represent birds who only do good things for society, so hurting or killing one is a sin, thus representing Boo, Tom, and Atticus. Both books also have allusions. Throughout Harper Lee’s novel there are many references to literature, people, and pop culture. Jack London’s book however contains a minimal amount of allusions which are just real locations like Skaguay, Dawson city, and other places. London’s tone is contemplative– he often steps away from plot to comment on the way Buck is learning, how Buck’s character changes, or what the call of the wild surroundings begins to mean to Buck. The author is also sympathetic to Buck, rendering him in a genuine and compassionate manner. Scout, the narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird, is a child, and therefore has a naïve tone throughout the book, which creates an ironic and almost comical tone when her irony clashes with the mature events and people she is describing. Scout’s voice is also unique because she uses a lighter tone to describe dark events. Scout has empathy towards other characters, like...

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