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In the literary pieces To Kill a Mocking bird , An Enemy of the People, and Julius Caesar theauthors use crowds to develop their themes.

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English Essay Final In the literary pieces To Kill a Mocking bird , An Enemy of the People, and Julius Caesar the authors use crowds to develop their themes. The townspeople, majority, and the mobs represented how people go in favor of the more popular side. Most people will go on this side because the benefits will go to the people. They can also fear that having a different opinion will make a bad impression of themselves. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the townspeople's narrow-mindedness didn't allow them to think like " free-thinkers". They never went outside the boundaries of Maycomb County, which limited their knowledge to that which they already knew. The townspeople were all brought up under the same beliefs. Since the town is in the middle of nowhere, they receive no new ideas or information. All this is accountable for the narrow-mindedness of the town.. Harper Lee uses the townspeople to show how narrow-mindedness leads to uniform thinking. This way of thinking leads to the majority always going on the same side. ...read more.


In An Enemy of the People, the people "did not dare" help him out by taking his side. The majority believed him to be an enemy because they thought that he wanted them to be taxed! . Hence , An Enemy of the People shows that people do not dare fight against the majority fearing that they will be criticized. In Julius Caesar, people do (or join) things only for personal benefit. Many people are inconsiderate and grieve over their own losses; especially the loss of a great leader. Caesar. The crowd first went on the side of Brutus. He told them that they would be betraying their country if they didn't join him. Since they dare not do such a thing, they joined him. After Antony, showed them the great loss, and read Caesar's will everybody switched sides. Shakespeare uses mobs to show people's want of self benefit. Antony lead the people in by showing them how they lost something great, and how much they would gain (from the will). They would not go for Brutus because they don't care about the good of Rome as much as they did the good of the people. ...read more.


In Julius Caesar , The people were saddened by their own losses. They also were happy about the moony from Caesar's will. Thus these three literary pieces were similar in the use of! crowds. There are many changes that can be made. Society should not think selfishly, but about how problems should be fixed. They should think of solutions in terms of themselves AND especially how everyone else will be affected. In To Kill a Mockingbird , the town could start getting new ideas by communicating with the outer world. That way, the town would not be so narrow-minded. In An Enemy of the People , they must let someone say what would happen later on if the baths are not fixed. The people in charge of the baths could also think of ways to get funds. In Julius Caesar , have the people find a different way to solve to problem besides war. These are improvements that could have prevent the majority/minority problem. In these three pieces, the crowd shows how different parts of society work.. Society is a selfish narrow mind group of people at times. There are many ways , though that this can improve. ...read more.

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