Judging a book by its cover is an often used term that people use to describe a situation where many people are stereotypical. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a book written about racism and discrimination, is projecting this lesson. This story is written in the narrative of a woman named Scout, who tells her tale of a specific story when she was a young child. It takes place in the 1930’s in Maycomb County of Alabama, where discrimination is typical and normal for the town to do. Jem, a mysterious, curious, and maturing brother to Scout, gets fascinated by what Atticus, his father, does for a living.
Hester Prynne is also made to wear the Scarlet letter ‘A’ on her chest which reminds her and the people of the Puritan society about the sin she committed. She is constantly made to feel guilty and suffer just because the law and the people of the puritan community think adulterous behavior is a serious crime. Hester suffers more than she deserves just because of a simple mistake she committed so it makes her a sympathetic
Killing a mockingbird is a sin in many cultures because of the animal’s innocent nature; in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird she immaculately illustrates this. To Kill a Mockingbird is about the Finch family, which consists of: Scout (Jean), Atticus, Calpurnia, and Aunt Alexandra. They reside in the modest town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s. The father of the family, Atticus, is defending a colored person, Tom Robinson, in a court case regarding rape. In turn, this affects Atticus’ children, Scout and Jem, negatively.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it,” said Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird. This is a story that tells about Scout Finch, his brother Jem, and his father Atticus. The author, Harper Lee’s purpose when writing this book was to inform others how dreadful racism and prejudice was in the south in the 1930s. One of the focuses of this book is the court case of Tom Robinson, which ended up with an innocent man dying because he was black. People in the book also use racist language, and are sexist too.
In a movie, music sets the tone and mood and also gets the watcher’s attention also have different emotions. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s’ during the Great Depression. The main character Scout Finch has a father named Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer who decides to take a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson who is being accused of sexually assaulting a white girl named Mayella Ewell. Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.” The Finch family has to face harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus decision to help Tom.
Is Mayella Ewell Really A Victim in To Kill A Mockingbird? In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, the main conflict of this book is a court case that deals with rape. The main to think about this book is that the book takes during the great depression, as well as segregation.The main reason why I brought this up is because, the main court case deals with an innocent black man being accused of rape by a white family and at the time that this story takes place a white man always wins when it comes to going against a black in court. The girl who was so called rape was Ms. Mayella Ewell, Mayella is the one who accused this black man, known as Tom Robinson, of raping her. Have you ever thought that Mayella could really be a victim not just of rape,but in general life and society?
rejudice in Maycomb in the 1930 's in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The prominent theme of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird is the portrait of prejudice, in a small southern American town called Maycomb in the 1930’s. Maycomb is believed to be a replica, of the town Monroeville where the author Harper Lee grew up. Her knowledge of the society in Monroeville (Maycomb) enables her to hit the reader with more impact; she can portray her views on prejudice and discrimination with stronger force and focus. She gives a realistic representation of people’s attitudes in the Deep South in the 1930’s. Slavery had been abolished in America after the civil war of 1861-5 this gave black people equal rights.
“ You can kill as many blue jays and robins as your heart desires, but don`t kill a Mockingbird, that is a sin.” - Atticus Finch Pg(93) Through the works of Harper Lee in the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, we are introduced to the question, it it worth taking a stand for yourself, and for others. The book “To Kill A Mockingbird” deals with a post reconstruction era in the south, and the effects of racism in the court system, with the main protagonist Scout dealing with the effect of the town lawyer and her father, Atticus dealing with this racism when he is asked to defend an African American man for raping a white woman. Through the actions of Mrs. Dubose, Judge Taylor, Tom Robinson, and Atticus the town lawyer , it is demonstrated that it is worth taking a stand for oneself,and for others as well. It is worth taking a stand for yourself, in fact, it goes against the golden rule which states that doing not doing bad to others is what you should do, because you are giving yourself the hard time, when you know that you have a chance of stopping it, which makes you a bad person. If you stand up for yourself, you might allow other people to then stand up for themselves, and that is doing something good for them, which helps them further, and it the extension of the golden rule.
Southern Gothic is American literature that happens in the south. Many common themes in Southern Gothic are flawed, sickening, or odd characters. To Kill a Mockingbird has each of those. To Kill a Mockingbird is about a girl named Scout Finch who lives in a time during The Great Depression in a racists white community. In the novel a black man is being accused of raping a white girl.
In To Kill A Mockingbird Mr.Ewell shows prejudice against a black man named Tom Robinson. Prejudice is frequent in the story and it is used on a innocent man. A poor white girl accuses a black man of raping her, which leads to a trial. The residents of Maycomb think black people don’t matter because of their racial superiority complex which comes from slavery. HARPER LEE Harper Lee wrote this because of prejudice back then when she was little.