Significance Of To Kill A Mockingbird In Today's Society

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What do the names Scout, Jem, Atticus, Dill, and Boo Radley all have in common? Each is the name of an important character in the classic book “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Many believe this book is no longer relevant in today’s society and have considered taking it out of school education. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is still a relevant book in our society today because it serves as a reminder of the struggles our society has endured in the past and how these issues have changed today. The father of both Scout and Jem Finch is a very smart man that can teach a lot of lessons to parents nowadays about raising children. For example, “Atticus Finch can inspire us to be better people and better parents and the story shows that it is not impossible to raise your kids to be respectful and humble people. Those traits are painfully absent from so many of today’s families.” (TKAM still culturally relevant, 8) What’s being said is that basically many of the basic manners known 50 years ago are lost in today’s society. People, especially young men and women, are much different in the way they carry themselves. Reading this book can give parents and teens a new view on life and morals. Also, “Parents can model their own…show more content…
The levels of racism and discrimination in the early and mid 1900’s have drastically changed. But that doesn’t mean they’re gone. So to say that TKAM is no longer relevant is just plain ignorant. From being a better parent, to learning more in depth about the discrimination that plagued our country in the past. Even just learning to not make assumptions without any information, TKAM is an extremely important work of literature in our lives today. Our society must work to fix our issues as much as possible, because it will never be perfect. A perfect society is impossible. But it is our job to do everything in our power to get as close to it as we

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