Social Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird: Social Justice Many Authors have a way of expressing themselves through their literary works. In To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee blends her views of social justice into the main character Atticus Finch. In Harper lee’s famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird social injustice is the leading problem; the main character Atticus Finch show readers how to overcome racial tension by his consideration and ability to solve problems. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents the idea that Consideration is demonstrated by when Atticus Finch deals with the problems of his Children and of his work. A good example of how Atticus is considerate is when Scout and Atticus are sitting on the swing and debating about Scout’s academic…show more content…
he asked.Bending the law? asked scout. No an agreement reached by mutual concessions. It works this way. he said. If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night just as we always have” (Lee 22). This shows that Atticus is considerate of Scout’s feelings because he was willing to please her with a deal that might even get him in a little trouble. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents the idea that problem solving is demonstrated by how Atticus deals with problems as shown when he as shown when he deals with the problems in society. An exemplary case of how Atticus deals with the problems in society is when a rabid dog was threatening Maycomb County: I though mad dogs foamed at the mouth, galloped, leaped, and lunged at the throats, and I thought they did it in August...Tim Johnson came into sight, walking dazedly in the inner rim of the curve parallel to the Radley house...He had finally turned himself around, to pursue his original course up the street. He made two steps forward, then stopped and raised his head...With the movements so swift they seemed simultaneous, Atticus’s hand yanked a ball tipped-lever as he brought the gun to his shoulder...Tim Johnson leaped, flopped over and crumbled on the sidewalk in a brown-and-white heap(Lee…show more content…
My interpretation of what Atticus is trying say is that people misuse the phrase “all people are created equal” when some people are better at other things. This exert is a perfect example of how it is misused in Maycomb County, because they reiterate the quote “all people are created equal” over an over again when they don't even abide by it themselves. The example is really important to me because Atticus is trying to get
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