How To Kill A Mockingbird Theme Of Equality

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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point… until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it ” (Lee 39). To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a story about equality, whether that be in gender, race, age, or social standard. A story that shows growth and understanding within the characters of problems that still take effect till this day. This story is set during the Great Depression, in the small, quiet southern town of Maycomb, Alabama. A place where people resent blacks and are judged upon their status quo or family history. This is seen through the eyes of a young girl named Jean-Louise Finch, nicknamed Scout. She is the narrator of the book and takes one through a flashback, when her brother Jem, got his arm broken, but within that storytelling, the reader gets a sense of a whole lot more. They were raised by their widowed father Atticus with help of Calpurnia, the staunch maid. Atticus was a well respected man in the community by all. He was a man of principles and morals; a man who nurtured his kids and was accepting…show more content…
Nonetheless, to also have a father as Atticus who nurtured the ethics of being kind and loving to others with the acknowledgement that they are also capable of bad. Only through him does Scout really learn how to view other people’s mindsets. She goes from thinking childishly, to being able to put herself in other people's perspective. From the first lesson Atticus gave her at the beginning with her teacher Miss Caroline, which she struggled to understand; she applied for Boo Radley. The fact that Boo saved their lives, serves as an example that even though they live in a very bigotry, prejudiced type world, there is still good. With her new ability of understanding, Scout sees that. It’s also safe to say that with that, Scout will not fall into viewing the world so commonly, but actually be understanding of
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