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Man's Inhumanity Of Man In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill A Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee in 1960. Through the book you notice many themes. One of the themes readers will pick up early on in the book is Man’s Inhumanity Towards Man. An example of this theme is in chapter nine. This theme comes up in twice in chapter nine. One of them is with Cecil Jacobs. When Scout was standing in the school yard Cecil announced that Atticus defends niggers. Scout was very hurt by this. She was embarrassed because at that time segregation was at an extreme. Another example of this in chapter nine was with one of the Finch’s very own family members. On Christmas the Finch’s went out to Finch landing for the family christmas. Scout's cousin, Francis and her don’t get along very well. When they were…show more content…
Racism in our culture is typically viewed as whites hating on blacks. That's the way most of the book is, but in chapter twelve there is a bit of a change. Atticus left for state legislator and Calpurnia got put in charge of the kids. Calpurnia goes to First Purchase M.E. Church, a black church. When she takes the kids a woman walks up to them and tells them they don’t belong and they should got to a white church instead of a black one. “You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here-they got their church, we got our’n. It is our church, ain’t it, Miss Cal” Harper 119? Because Atticus chose to represent a white man he got to see the true colors of some people. Atticus knew The Old Salem Gang would be after Tom. The night he was moved to the county jail Atticus went to protect him. The men wanted to lynch him for a crime he wasn’t proven guilty for. These men thought Atticus would let them pass and kill him. Atticus help his ground. It took a small child for them to see what they are doing. They are about to kill a man like them. A father, brother, husband, son and friend of many. Just because of a different skin color. They wouldn’t do that if he was white. From great bravery to the simplest racist comments. These themes are what make this book a book. It makes the characters act and talk the way they do. Some of these themes are horrible and shouldn’t exist but it teaches the readers life lessons and shows
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