Examples Of Ideologies In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Ideology. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee handles different ideologies in an interesting, but respectable manner. This novel is about a group of people who live in Maycomb County in Alabama in the 1930s. Scout, Jem, and Dill,who lives in Mississippi but visits his aunt in Maycomb during the summer, fantasize over a interesting character, Boo Radley. Atticus, the father of Scout and Jem, is defending Tom, a person of color, in a time period where this made the situation tense and fearful. Tom was said to have raped and beat up Mayella, but in reality, it was actually her own father Bob. Mr. Robinson was found guilty, but died when trying to escape prison. At the end of the novel, Bob tried killing the kids for revenge to Atticus for defending…show more content…
They may argue that since it does show a good amount of racism, it might offend people or make them feel uncomfortable while reading it or talking about it. Though this may be true, the book to a degree, diffuses racism and in the end tries to show that racism is wrong and that it should not matter whether someone is a person of color or if they are white. For instance, when Jem and Scout find out Mr. Dolphus Raymond married a women of color and ask him why he lives the way he does, he says “...I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live”(Lee 268). This shows that it is completely fine to marry a person who is a different race than somebody else, and they should not be afraid to do so. It also shows that not all people care what others appearances are as long as they are happy with how they are living. In particular, this example of Mr. Dolphus in the book helps shine light on how not all people are racist and that there is ongoing hope for people of color. Another example of how the book diffuses racism is by showing that people of color and white people can be accepting of each other, they just have to be openminded. This is shown when Calpurnia takes Jem and Scout to her church. Lula was not welcoming of whites in the African M.E. Church, she says “You ain’t got no business…show more content…
To Kill A Mockingbird utilizes the events of the pass as a learning opportunity for us in the future. A lesson that is valuable to anyone is to not treat anyone person differently because of him or her having a skin color. The book personally interests me as it gives light to topics that people do not think about a entirely in society today. This connects to police brutality and how skin color is or is not a factor in these deaths today. To Kill A Mockingbird presents ideas that should be taken seriously today, and therefore, should be taught in
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