The Real Truth In To Kill A Mockingbird

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People nowadays assume things rather than actually knowing the truth. They judge people by things they hear or what they see on the outside rather than getting to know them and who they truly are on the inside. In “To Kill A Mockingbird”, one theme is to not judge a book by it’s cover. In the book Jem and Scout think Mrs.Dubose is a mean old lady because she talks horribly about Atticus and defending Tom. The real truth though is she may disagree with Atticus’s ways but she is very courageous because she is trying to fight being a morphine addict. Also in the book, Aunt Alexandra doesn 't see the use in an African American feminine influence for the Finch kids. When really, Calpurnia is very helpful and Atticus couldn’t of made it through…show more content…
In Maycomb County the people spread rumors about Boo Radley because he is mysterious and stays inside his house. He keeps to himself and people believe he is a killer who should be locked up. They believe the rumors they hear and just because they never see him they construct an image in their heads that he is dangerous. In truth Boo just wants to have friends and looks over the Finch children. When Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout Boo is the one who saves them and Atticus is very grateful (Lee 276). In real life people get bullied and are shut up in silence about it. People assume just from looking at them they are fine and don 't feel the need to help them. In reality, people are silent about their issues and suffering from harm but without really getting to know someone on the inside no one would know what they 're going through. Just because on the outside they are fine doesn 't mean they 're feeling the same on…show more content…
In society people judge by seeing what 's on the outside and don 't know what 's happening on the inside of a person or the whole truth to something. In other words, they judge a book by it’s cover. In “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Harper Lee shows us why not to judge a book by it’s cover. Jem and Scout think Mrs.Dubose is plain mean when really she 's a morphine addict, Aunt Alexandra doesn 't see any usefulness in Calpurnia but in reality Atticus couldn 't of raised the kids the way he did without her, and everyone thinks Boo Radleys a killer when actually he just wants friends and he 's the one who saves the children. In our world today people assume that someone that looks okay on the outside is doing fine when they could be suffering in silence from bullying, and people who don’t see global warming may not consider the issues even though it is a real problem. Don 't judge a book by it’s cover because you
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