How Does Lee Use Universal Themes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Theme is defined as an underlying meaning or the main idea within a literary according to Webster Dictionary. It can be stated within the book straightforward or not so much. They are often relatable and universal driving from thoughts and experiences of the authors. They express the point of view of the author, lesson, and conclusion. Readers can always find common themes within all novels. This essay is an analysis of universal themes within the books, “Took Kill a Mockingbird”, “The Crucible”, “The Great Gatsby”, “and The Things they Carried”, and “Romeo and Juliet”. In the book “To Kill A Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee, the themes of Good vs. Evil, Social Inequality, and Moral Education is found throughout the book. The book explores the ethical nature of humans and questions whether or not people are essentially evil or essentially good. Lee challenges this through Scout and Jem's switch from the child innocence perspective, where they have the mindset that there is no evil …show more content…

The moral question displayed is from the perspective of children, all the novels themes can be traced back to the education of children. With everything going on within the book the children are faced with a huge challenge, the transition to adulthood. Throughout the book, we see Scout as she goes from innocence to adulthood. Morel education comes out when Atticus and his relationship with his children, as he dedicates himself to making sure his children have a social conscience. He doesn't mind truthfully answering questions they ask. He also treats them as adults which encourages them to flourish intellectually and morally as much as possible. Moral Education goes hand and hand with a social conscience. The novel ended explaining how education understanding and sympathy are important in teaching a life lesson. Showing understanding and sympathy is the best way to demonstrate theses

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