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To Kill A Mockingbird Theme Analysis

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  • on August 6, 2009
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Nick Salamone        
June 9th, 2009
Theme Analysis

To Kill A Mockingbird is set in Alabama before civil rights cases were properly exposed of justices and cases against

African-Americans were considered open. You find out that society can hurt innocent individuals who have littler power because of

who they are. Through this novel, you put on the shoes of a small girl, Scout, and walks through a town where they learn of social

inequality, coexistence of good and evil, and racism by seeing it through her father and life experiences.

Race is a central issue in this time period. People aren't willing to accept change and theirs not much you can do in the

1930's to change that because it was "sociality acceptable" not to. Racism was given to its full potential in this novel by displaying

that of Tom Robinson being charged on a crime that he did not commit. He is accused of raping a white women by one of the most

untrustworthy people in the town. This was just another accusation in this time but ended as most did, with the wrong outcome

chosen because of social inequality.

Differences in social status are explored largely through the overcomplicated social status. The Finches stand near the top

social latter, with most of the townspeople beneath them. Ignorant farmers like the Cunninghams, lie beneath the townspeople, and

the Ewells rest below the Cunninghams. But, the black community lies even beneath them around this time and it explains the

outcome of the trial of Tom Robinson. For example, Scout can not comprehend why Aunt Alexandra refuses to let her talk to Walter

Cunningham. It shows the unpleasant status of the Maycomb society to critique the role of class status, and ultimately, prejudice of

human interaction.

Now humans were always questioned on their preditory nature and whether or not they are essentially good or evil. To kill a

mockingbird approches this theroy by having Jem and...

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