Tkam Analysis

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English CAT- To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) was published in 1960 in the United Kingdom. Written by Harper Lee, this text is based in the 19302 during the Americas Economic depression. TKAM is an inspiring text that themes are still relevant in today society. Its powerful lessons centre on prejudice, Empathy and courage. Prejudice is a very real issue in TKAM, featuring many times in Atticus’ teachings. In the down of Maycomb, there is a deep divide between races. Segregation and discrimination are problems for the town. Scouts Aunty symbolises prejudice in the text. She believes that she and the rest of the Finch family are above everyone, as well as criticizes Scout for the way she dresses. Boo Radley is a key character…show more content…
His definition of courage is when every odd is stacked against you, every person is telling you to stop, or you know that you will fail but try anyway. “It’s when you know you are licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” (pg149) Mrs Dubose is a good example of Atticus’ form of courage. Atticus sent Jem to read to her every day to show him a true form of courage “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.” (pg 149) She was heading towards death but wanted to leave the world not relying on Morphine. She overcame her addiction and died a free woman. Her pain and hardship in those last few weeks should have destroyed her but she kept fighting. Atticus defends Tom Robinson even though the town, and the odds, are stacked against him. He went above and beyond his role as a justice fighter, protecting Tom Robinson in the courtroom and outside the jail. Overall Jem and Scout learn that courage is standing by your own moral accountabilities regardless of social consequences. This is still relevant today because of how this concept can be lost in schools and even workplaces. Insecurity and peer pressure can lead to people changing who they are or their actions to be socially accepted. Countless movies are based around Atticus’s concept of destined failure. A modern day hero is someone who puts others before themselves, often sacrificing their own wellbeing or
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