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Argumentative Essay On To Kill A Mockingbird

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Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is set sometime in the 1930s in Maycomb County Alabama. The story is told through the point of view of Scout Finch who lives with her father, Atticus, and brother, Jem. The kids like to play pretend with their friend Dill about the man who lives in a scary house down the road, Boo Radley. The kids come in a few close counters along the way during these games in which Atticus does not approve. Scouts’ father, a lawyer, is appointed by Judge Taylor to defend Mr. Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a young girl. Atticus is faced with many threats along the way and is shunned in the community for defending a man of such a heinous crime. During the trial Atticus makes many strong arguments and it is plainly…show more content…
He is able to get hold of Bobs knife and he stabs the attacker in the chest. He helps the children home in which they are battered and bruised but mostly frightened. Scout begins to see another side to Boo as she walks him home that night. Standing on his front porch she begins to realize why he never left his house and how silly she and her friends had been to make up stories about this man. The theme of this novel displays the moral fight in all humans. In the case of Tom Robinson everyone knew he was innocent yet they chose to convict him anyway. The kids also jumped to conclusions about why Boo never left his home without actually thinking about how silly they were being. The title of this novel perfectly portrays the lesson that is being taught. Atticus says “it’s a sin to kill mockingbird”because all they do is“make music for us to enjoy . . . [they] sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” The title is referring to Boo Radley and Tom Robinson neither did anything wrong yet they were criticized for it. In the case of Boo he even was there to help yet Scout was still reluctant to be around
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