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To Kill A Mocking Bird Analysis

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in Harper Lees novel To Kill a Mocking Bird, Lee presents a story of racial prejudice during a time in which racism was a regular thing for most people. Scout tells this story, a young child who doesn’t really understand the prejudice of the country she is growing up in. Through this book, Harper Lee tries to convince the reader not to judge a person by their appearances or what they hear about them. She utilizes several characters to support her argument such as Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. These characters go through hard times because many times they were misconceived as bad people by their appearance or what people said about them.
In this book Harper Lee describes Maycomb County as a ...view middle of the document...

When Boo helps Jem come out alive from the skirmish under the tree with Bob Ewell, they finally understand Boo has always cared about them. On page 373, Scout finally comes to the point where she starts to see everything through a more mature point of view. She says,” Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch, and a chain, a pair of good luck pennies, and our lives (373).”
In this novel, Lee focuses on Tom Robinson, a man who was misconceived by many people because of his skin color. Tom is convicted with raping a white woman and Atticus Finch must convince the people of Maycomb to look past his skin color and listen to his side of the story. When the people decide that they cant trust a word that comes out of a black mans mouth, Scout finally realizes the stubbornness of the white people. Society has changed a lot over time and people have come to accept and appreciate blacks, so when Lee tells this story she appeals to the readers’ emotion. Every time a person reads this novel, they always become angry at the stubbornness of the many people of Maycomb County. Lee supports her argument by achieving these emotions and people see the true moral of the story.
Harper Lee makes a strong message about not judging someone by his or her appearance. Many people think that they already don’t judge people but it happens everyday and they don’t realize it until someone tells them. In my basketball class, mostly everybody there is a guy and maybe two or three girls. Naturally when picking teams, the boys wont pick girls until they are the only ones left, and even then they don’t want them on their teams. They always think of girls as weak and just come to class to get the credit. They always say, “having a...

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