Theme Of Evil In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee teaches her readers that sometimes it can difficult to believe or understand the evil in the world. In the book, Harper describes how difficult it can be to believe the evil in the world because it’s like a sickness: you can’t tell who’s sick, unless they show you signs of their symptoms. In the book, Atticus always looked at good in everyone, no matter what color they were or class. He never liked when people took advantage of others, or when their own kids, Scout and Jem discriminated others or used racist slang. Almost everyone in town is infected with the disease, racism. They’re all so mean and dirty to the people who stood beside the blacks, and including the blacks themselves. Scout and Jem …show more content…

As the case goes on, Scout becomes more, mature. She begins to see that the people in her town are infected with the disease, and that not everyone may be so friendly as they appear to be. When Scout and Jem walk in the courthouse, she begins to notice that even though Atticus has the proof to save Tom Robinson, racism is always going to win no matter what. She began to notice that white people still went on Mayella’s side even when they knew that what Tom “did”, was actually her dad. In the courthouse, Dill suddenly began to burst into tears because he was upset on how Tom was being treated. Dill didn’t understand why Tom was being treated like that, he found it hard to understand. “I simply want to tell you that there are some men in the world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father’s one of them” (245). In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee has various examples of Good & Evil. Harper Lee describes some of the people in there to be actually good. While in the other hand, there’s people like Bob Ewell. He took advantage of Tom, and killed him. He knew he’d win the case even though he’s white. Money to him wasn’t a problem, it was just the lawyer and how good he was. Atticus was an extremely good lawyer, but it was just the people who made it hard for Tom to actually win this case because some people there are so ignorant. It is difficult to understand the evil in the world because people can’t see it. It’s a disease that eventually anyone can catch. In the book, it was hard for them to believe the evil in the world because everyone in their neighborhood seemed like a really nice person, but they were just so mean, and racist to Tom. They had a sickness that almost spread around,

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