The Flaws Of Adult Society In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Flaws of Adult Society The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, demonstrates a young child’s perception of adult society, making it a fascinating point of view to read it from. This leads the story from being a love story, to becoming something far more marvelous. To Kill a Mockingbird, is set in Maycomb County, Alabama, United States of America, after the Great Depression, when the farmers were hit the hardest. Jean Louise Finch, also known as Scout, is a young girl who is the narrator of the novel . Scout has a father named Atticus Finch and a brother named Jeremy Atticus Finch, while her mother passed away when she was two. Atticus is a lawyer whom is respected among most of Maycomb County. The novel shows us the youth witnessing the cruelty, evil and injustice in adult society, displaying that adult society is not as perfect as some thought. Although there are many adults that are a part of the flaws that build up adult society, there are a few people, such as Mr.Dolphus Raymond, who do not follow the way others do. Mr. Raymond is one of the few to open up about adult society and their ways of judging people. Mr . Raymond states that excuses such as him drinking alcohol, gives people reasons to grasp a hold of, which helps them a lot. “I try to give ‘em a reason, you see, it helps folks if they can latch onto a reason.” (Lee 268). Mr. Raymond reveals that people are inclined to judge a lot on certain things that deviate from society such as a white

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