Destrucion Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Evil’s Tolls “Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.”--Eric Burdon. The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is based on the town of Maycomb during the great depression. Scout and Jem, two kids, were faced with many hardships throughout the book; like a court case involving wrongful discrimination and other evils they will overcome. It is clear that the theme the destruction of innocence is displayed in To Kill a Mockingbird throughout the court case, development of Scout, and the symbol of a mockingbird. In this paragraph, the subtopic is the court case and how it shows the destrucion of innocence. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, the court case shows the theme the…show more content…
In this next quote, Bob is testifying about how Tom raped his daughter and Atticus is defending Tom throughout the court case. This begins to show how the destruction of innocence started to effect Tom in the court case. Bob lives on the outside of town where the African Americans live. He is considered an outcast by the people of Maycomb. Bob testified accusing Tom of rape, but there was a lot of evidence in the sheriff's testimony to prove that Bob was lying in his testimony, like how the sheriff said that when he heard about Bob's daughter. Bob was expected and sounded happy about it. This evidence shows that Tom is the mockingbird. His innocence is starting to be destroyed, not just by Bob but the jury, and all the white people that are just stereotyping Tom because of his color. In this next quote, this is more in depth on the town of Maycomb and how they stereotype blacks. Scout was mad about the people that watched the court case and how they treated Tom, by calling him names and
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