Tim Johnson In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Harper Lee also uses Tim Johnson, the mad dog, as a symbol of racism. Tim Johnson is being taken over by the disease of rabies, just like Maycomb County is being taken over with racism. Racism, like rabies, is controlling every decision and move that the people of Maycomb, or Tim Johnson, carry out, mindlessly killing or hurting everything in their sight (Shmoop Editorial Team). The people of Maycomb are not thinking about what they are doing. They do not distinguish a person, since their judgment is clouded by the racist thoughts that are influenced by the county, they discern an object, or even an animal, that they can do anything they want to do with. In chapter 21, page 282, Scout thinks to herself,”I saw something only a lawyers child
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