Racism is a theme that has run through the world during all of history. In “To Kill A Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee, the main character is a girl named Scout, growing up with her brother, Jem, and her father, Atticus, in a racist town in Alabama called Maycomb during the Great Depression and the early 1930s. Atticus is a lawyer and he has to defend a black man named Tom Robinson against the claim he raped Mayella Ewell. The Ewell family has no money or education. He loses the case because of racial prejudices, but he hurts the pride of the Ewell family.
Atticus Finch says empathy is based on sympathy, on being able to see another person 's point of view and comprehend why they act the way they do even if it 's hard to agree with it. He is allocating fatherly advice to Scout by telling her that Miss Caroline was probably just trying to do her best in a new environment. This piece of advice supports Scouts development throughout the novel by making her not as agile to judge. Although Atticus is crucial to his children 's growth, he can’t give a “feminine” input which sometimes flaws his parenting, but Lee proves that good parenting requires a person to do the right thing, no matter the circumstances through fairness, perspective, and integrity. Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions.
Agape love is where you love someone no matter what they are physically or mentally because God loves them. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, she expresses agape love through many of the characters. In the story, which takes place in Maycomb County Alabama in the 1930s, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch learns about the racism and discrimination at the time. Her father, Atticus Finch, hopelessly defends an African-American who is being unrightfully accused of rape. She also learns about the true Boo Radley, the man who she thought was a monster but ended up saving her and her brother from being killed by the accuser of the case.
To Kill A Mockingbird: Inequality According to Merriam-Webster, inequality is defined as “the quality of being unequal or uneven”. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird inequality is brought up in many places. In particular, the African-American population faces racial biases. Furthermore, in the book Tom Robinson, a respected humble African-American is accused of raping Mayella Ewell an unhappy, and lonely white girl. The poor citizens in Maycomb, Alabama face different inequalities.
They might be afraid to show it but they will use it and it will show how great of a person they are. Education plays a big role in how someone goes about life, and if they have integrity or not. In Chapter 3 of To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus told Scout, “ You never really understood a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee 39). Atticus showed Scout not only great empathy, but great parenting by teaching Scout something about the world. Atticus knows what it is like for people not the same as everyone else to get treated differently, so he is trying to teach Scout the right way.
Ruth lived a very sad life with her father, she admire the Black folks they were poor but they appeared happy. Ruth states, “If there was one thing Tateh didn’t like more than gentiles, it was black folks”(McBride 107). Tateh hated black folks so much that after Ruth married Dennis James’ father a black man, he disowned her. Keeping that a secret was better off for her kids but James wanted to know where was his mother from, who was her family, so James went to Suffolk, Virginia where his mother was raised. To find out that his grandfather was a racist, horrible person.
Similarly to Till’s essay, the novel To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Alabama, past tense. Having grown up in Alabama himself, Judge Paul Heath Till states “While there was rude and discourteous conduct in the South of my youth, all such acts were looked down on with outwardly shown disapproval.” (Till 2). Since he received instruction, Till learned the conduct in which he believes was the proper form of morals. This is reflected in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird by the everyday lives of the civilians of Maycomb. When Walter Cunningham starts Scout “off on the wrong foot”, she acknowledges it in a way in which she believes is correct.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout and Jem Finch live in the small town known as Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Over time, Scout learns about the town’s true identity. She and Jem are forced to work for Mrs. Dubose, an old woman who seems to hate children. Accompanying this, Scout and Jem are stuck fearing the lunatic who only comes out from his rickety old home at night, Boo Radley. Atticus Finch, Jem and Scout’s father, was appointed as a lawyer to help defend Tom Robinson, a struggling black man who was framed for abusing Mayella Ewell.
Not all the Same Equality is a term that is defined as “the state of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability” (Dictionary.com). In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, equality dictates how several characters are portrayed in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, at a time of racism, hate, and prejudice. Because of these topics being such an everyday obstacle for characters like Walter Cunningham Jr. and Burris Ewell, two students at the school, Boo Radley, a scared neighbor that saves a life, and Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly convicted of a crime, the idea of equality has a different effect on each character’s life. For instance, there are numerous times that equality plays a big role throughout this novel. The
The morality of a person defines what a person’s decisions will be, or could this be influenced by other things. To Kill a Mockingbird is a book written by Harper Lee about racism and justice during the Great Depression. In Maycomb County, most people still aren’t over the confederate days, but Atticus Finch, a very ethical lawyer, and his family have to undergo a case over a black man. The thematic statement found in this book is,”A person’s surroundings will affect their choices and disregard morals.” This tells how the people in this book disregard some base morals and make choices. In To Kill a Mockingbird there are examples of people disregarding their morals in mob mentality and letting society influence them, but keeping to a strict line they wouldn’t cross like Atticus defending Tom.