Examples Of Good And Evil In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Co-existence Of Good and Evil In Human Morality: To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis Essay Set in the rural southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, To Kill A Mockingbird is seen through the eyes of Scout Finch and her older brother Jem, Maycomb appears to be friendly and peaceful. However the children are exposed to the dangers and the truth of their community. As they mature and learn important lessons from others, they’re exposed to prejudice, inequality, racism, social class and injustice. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents the idea that human morality occurs, where people contain both aspects of good and evil even if society perceives them as either good or evil. Human morality is a common issue in the story, so the readers can identify what the characters in the story…show more content…
In the story, the innocents are destroyed by evil, the “mockingbird” comes to represent the idea of innocence. Thus, to kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Such as when Atticus says “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (103). Another example could be when Boo stabs Bob Ewell to save Jem and Scout, which sheriff Tate decides to say that Mr.Ewell fell on the knife, so Boo won’t have to go to court. In which Scout says “Well, it’d be sort of shootin a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” (317). Boo is an important symbol of the good (innocence) that exists within people. Despite the pain that Boo has suffered from others, his kindness shows with his interaction with the children. In saving Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, Boo proves the ultimate symbol of good and would be considered a
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