Social Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in the town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. The author Lee demonstrates some major themes such as social inequality, intolerance, education, legal justice and bravery through this character. The title To Kill a Mockingbird symbolises innocence where Lee explores this through the eyes of Jem and Scout who are kids of Atticus Finch. He is one of the most honest, patient, kind, fair, respected and admired men in Maycomb during the Great Depression. Atticus is known for his moral character throughout the book. He is a talented man, he is good at a variety of things from being the best checker player in the town to being an honest and fair lawyer, and he can even play the Jew’s harp. Atticus is seen as a great father even though the odds are against him he does not give up therefore he is admired and respected for his courage. His attitude and personality does not change. For instance Miss Maudie says, “Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets”
As a parent Atticus has a special way of teaching values he not only tries to explain how to behave but also why to behave in that way. Instead of telling and stating instructions what is wrong and right he uses real life occasion as a medium. An instance would be “shoots all the blue jays that you want, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” Now you may think that he is just telling that shooting is a bad thing to do. But here
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