Matthew Kim's Blog (2)

Mockingbirds and Coldspots

     Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird explores the themes of human goodness, racial prejudice, and the destruction of innocence through the narration of six-year-old Scout Finch. Lee’s story takes place in 1930’s Maycomb, Alabama, an era in American history where Jim Crow laws plagued the South, and slavery, Civil War, and the Great Depression were still fresh in the minds of many. Scout and her brother Jem are gradually exposed to and forced to…

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Added by Matthew Kim on January 13, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Shells, Skulls, and Barbarism

             The "Coming-Of-Age" genre often deals with an inexperienced youth, unsure of their place in the world who, through trial and tribulation, eventually come into their own. Meant to tug at the heartstrings and provide the reader with a sense of hope that, maybe, they too can one day follow in the footsteps of the protagonist and complete the arduous path between naivete and wisdom. William Golding manages to take this heartwarming theme of the journey into adulthood and dement it…

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Added by Matthew Kim on October 24, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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