Likewise, in a courtroom in the midst of a heartfelt story artfully told the jurors end up collaborating with the attorney to design the outcome that the attorney has in mind. How does that happen? In order to conserve energy the brain seeks patterns. Part of that pattern-seeking process is looking for information based on what it already knows or recognizes. In fact, if the attorney does not hook the new information of the case into the older or existing patterns in the juror's brain, the brain will reject the information. If the brain rejects the information, the message will not be heard. A well-constructed narrative is one of the surest ways to be certain your message heard.
Writing about Lee's style and use of humor in a tragic story, scholar Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin states: "Laughter ... [exposes] the gangrene under the beautiful surface but also by demeaning it; one can hardly ... be controlled by what one is able to laugh at."  Scout's precocious observations about her neighbors and behavior inspired National Endowment of the Arts director David Kipen to call her "hysterically funny".  To address complex issues, however, Tavernier-Courbin notes that Lee uses parody , satire , and irony effectively by using a child's perspective. After Dill promises to marry her, then spends too much time with Jem, Scout reasons the best way to get him to pay attention to her is to beat him up, which she does several times.  Scout's first day in school is a satirical treatment of education; her teacher says she must undo the damage Atticus has wrought in teaching her to read and write, and forbids Atticus from teaching her further.  Lee treats the most unfunny situations with irony, however, as Jem and Scout try to understand how Maycomb embraces racism and still tries sincerely to remain a decent society. Satire and irony are used to such an extent that Tavernier-Courbin suggests one interpretation for the book's title: Lee is doing the mocking—of education, the justice system, and her own society—by using them as subjects of her humorous disapproval. 
To Kill a Mockingbird (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)
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As Abraham Lincoln claimed, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the main reasons of the American Civil War as its influential and a bit exaggerated narrative caused a prompt anti-slavery opinion. The most controversial issue about the novel is that Harriet Beecher Stowe contradicts herself saying that black race, being more emotional and childlike, is different from the harsh Anglo-Saxon race in such a way denying the equality of white and black people. That is why she was sometimes accused of portraying all black characters, Uncle Tom, Topsy, and Eva, as uneducated and simple-hearted, which were also stereotypical convictions. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is a thought-provoking novel that offers many matters for discussion. For example, a student may express his point of view on following issues: Does the novel remain relevant in the 21 st century? Did the author care more about the abolition of slavery or saving slave-owners’ Christian souls? What effect did the book have on the North and the South?