Discuss the theme of outsider in 'Silas Marner' and 'To Kill A Mockingbird'
The theme of 'outsider' runs throughout both 'Silas Marner', written by Harper Lee, and 'To Kill A Mockingbird', written by George Eliot. Many other similarities exist between the two novels as well. Both novels are written by women in a time were oppression, segregation and prejudice were around in some force. Both novels involve a character that is an outsider by towards
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you speak to them or witness/experience their actions, such as symbolised by Mr Ewell and Mayella Ewell, who, as they are white, their story is believed in court while an innocent black man goes to prison and dies. In my opinion, both novels express the theme of outsider in accordance with their social and historical context, which makes both books similar yet unique in their own right while being equally as entertaining and insightful.