To Kill A Mockingbird Cover Analysis

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Judging a book by its cover is an often used term that people use to describe a situation where many people are stereotypical. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a book written about racism and discrimination, is projecting this lesson. This story is written in the narrative of a woman named Scout, who tells her tale of a specific story when she was a young child. It takes place in the 1930’s in Maycomb County of Alabama, where discrimination is typical and normal for the town to do. Jem, a mysterious, curious, and maturing brother to Scout, gets fascinated by what Atticus, his father, does for a living. Atticus is the lawyer of the town, and he is assigned a case that is backing up a black man, Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is accused of raping a white girl,…show more content…
They also judge him because he carries around a sack with what is assumed as liquor. Between the session of Tom Robinson and Mayella Ewell, Jem and Scout stepped outside of the courthouse and was called over by Dolphus. He asked Dill if he wanted a sip of his drink. After hesitation, Dill started laughing. He said, “‘Scout, it’s nothing but Coca-Cola’” (Lee 267). This demonstrates the fact that assumptions are made daily during this time. Also, Dolphus exclaimed, “‘Secretly, Miss Finch, I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live’” (Lee 268). He is trying to teach Jem, Scout, and Dill a lesson by using his life as an example of how people are too quick to judge. By saying the people don’t like the way he lives, this shows that whenever they don’t like something, they turn it into something negative and it is used against someone to keep with them. Just by what Dolphus looks like, he is judged and is seen as a negative influence to the town, even though it is not what it looks
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