Picturing Death: The Portrayal of Animal Suffering in Literature

These days, human activities are causing some serious impacts on our surroundings. Some of the examples are pollution, lack of natural resources and also our cruelty against animals. The issue about animal cruelty has become very significant, since an abnormally large number of animals are being killed by humans every day. Furthermore, our views on killing animals are continuously being influenced by our surroundings and desires, in such way that we think that killing animals is okay, since we are superior to them. Our world cannot find a solution to this issue yet, but the opinions of a certain few about the ethics of killing animals have been illustrated in literature. Today, we are going to discuss some of the ideas about killing animals mentioned in literature, how they are written in order to affect our opinions and how killing animals is okay under certain circumstances.  Continue reading

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Poverty and To Kill a Mockingbird

Why are people so prejudiced towards homeless people? Does it make it right to be hateful towards someone just because they’re poor? Should people living in poverty be blamed for their situation?

In our presentation, we look at social injustices faced by poor people: in our society today and To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Racism Vs. Homophobia

To Kill a Mockingbird, filled to the brim with racism, is a very hate filled book in the sense that  it slanders coloured people. In the world of Maycomb, you were prejudiced by the way you looked, wether you were a black man, a white woman, or even a bluejay!  Luckily, times such as now don’t discriminate people quite so harshly because of the tone of their skin, but it doesn’t mean hate has left this world. Infact, hate surrounds us in many forms, taking the form of horned demons within our lives. One of these forms includes homophobia.

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Sympathy for the Devil by Carlos and Nick

Atticus Finch is a very sympathetic man, especially towards those who are considered ignoratnt in Maycomb. He looks beyond what the standard person would see in a human being. These effects are passed down to Jem and Scout, teaching them not to judge a book by its cover.

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