Equality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird Extra Credit In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, the theme of equality is evident while the trial is going on at the courthouse. For example, a Cunningham on the jury wanted to believe Atticus’ side of the trial. The Cunningham showed to be equal as he debated with the other people on the jury about how a black man could be innocent. In addition, equality was shown in the courthouse as Judge Taylor assigned Atticus the Tom Robinson case. Taylor knew Atticus would treat Tom as an equal. Finally, in Atticus’ closing statements he says, “our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal” (Lee 233). As he said that quote Atticus meant that everyone should be treated equal, even if they are black, in the courts of the United States of America.
Along with equality in the courthouse, Ms. Maudie’s house represents integrity. For instance, in chapter eight of To Kill A Mockingbird Ms. Maudie’s house catches fire. She is faced with the struggle of losing everything, but decides that is okay and to not be selfish. Also, Ms. Maudie states, “Only thing I worried about last night was
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For example, Boo Radley continued to put small gifts in the tree hole by his house for Jem and Scout. This displayed courage because Boo risked being seen by the other neighbors. Similarly, the Radley house represented courage when Boo covered Scout with a blanket the night Ms. Maudie’s house caught on fire. He willingly went outside to make sure that Scout was safe. Ultimately, the Radley house showed courage when Scout stated, “We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad” (Lee 320). This meaning that inside the Radley house Boo did not care what he got out of it, he just wanted to protect the Finch

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