Theme Of Perspective In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee has a theme of change of perspective develops through characterization using point of views from the Finch family. The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set in the 1930 's during the Great Depression and focuses on the Finch family as they learn lessons, witness a trial that creates understanding and confusion, and the Finch children growing up. The Finch children, Jem and Scout, are growing up during the Great Depression and have certain views of the world. Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, no older than 6, and doesn 't always have a complete understanding of the way people do things. Walter Cunningham is over at the Finch household enjoying a dinner, Scout tries to comment on his eating, but Calpurnia has a…show more content…
Atticus Finch, a father and lawyer has two children he teaches valuable lessons to and gets different perspectives of the ways of the world from being a lawyer. Atticus is talking about Tom Robinson’s case and says “The one thing that doesn 't abide by majority rule is a person 's conscience”(105). Atticus thinks people should respect others and stay true to yourself even if the flow is going a completely different direction. Lee takes an adults point of view to give a thoughtful lesson to the younger generation who are finding their way in the world. As a lawyer Atticus also has an outlook from his courtroom dealings. Regarding Tom’s case and society as a whole, “ The one place where a man ought to get a square deal… in a courtroom… he any color….. people… carrying their resentments right into the jury box” says Atticus (220). The jury is not going to say Tom is not guilty and Atticus knows this, but he still think a man should get a fair deal no matter his skin color. Lee stresses the wrong doing in this courtroom, and makes Atticus’s point of view being on another level than his kids. Rather than develop a different outlook after the events, Atticus gets more evidence for why he sees the world
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