English Isu - to Kill a Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet, Enter Three Witches Essay
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The authors, Caroline B. Cooney, Harper Lee and William Shakespeare write of violence in their novels and play. In Enter Three Witches, the author writes that people who dislike others and are angry eventually meet a violent end. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee writes that people who are racist are also dishonest and will also eventually meet a violent end. Shakespeare also argues that people who do not except others will meet tragedy. Cooney uses MacBeth to prove her thesis; whereas, Lee uses the character Bob Ewell to prove her thesis, and Shakespeare uses Tybalt to prove his argument. In the book Enter Three Witches, Cooney uses the character Lord MacBeth to prove that people who are power hungry and dislike others eventually meet a violent end. In the book, MacBeth is a king who gets his turn on the throne after the death of Scotland’s two previous kings. Lord MacBeth was a terrible and unfair king. He killed many people including innocent children in order to inherit his power. Anyone who stands in his way or threatens him is executed. MacBeth commits very gory murders, like described when Cooney writes “Who would have thought the old man had so much blood in him?” (pg. 154, Cooney). The blood was covering the walls and none of the characters wanted to enter the room. Eventually, the English soldiers kill MacBeth when they raid his castle and his evil wife, who stood by his side throughout all the tragedies, died as well. This proves Cooney’s thesis because MacBeth died a horrific death.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee uses the character Bob Ewell as an example to support her argument. She writes, [Mr. Ewell says] "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!" (pg84,
Lee). This is evidence that Bob Ewell is racist and dishonest because that is not what really happened. He gives his side of the story and everyone believes him because he is