What are common themes between novel The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee?

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Common themes that exist between To Kill A Mockingbird and The Help can be seen in how both address racism and the role of the individual.

The theme of intolerance is a critical element to both works.  Maycomb embodies institutional and social discrimination.  The majority of Maycomb society willingly accept and perpetuate social stratification.  Atticus has to encounter this in how he wishes to raise his children and his defense of Tom Robinson.  While much of this is racial, the demonizing of Boo Radley is another example of how the theme of intolerance permeates the work.  The presence of discrimination is a critical element to Stockett's work, as well. Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minnie must confront the embedded racism which...

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