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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee demonstrates that the world is surrounded with good and evil. Scout, Jem and Dill all start innocent, but when they become aware of the evil from the adult world, it forces them to mature quickly. It makes them realize the truth about life, being that there's good, but also evil. Harper Lee uses prejudices in To Kill A Mockingbird to show the evil in life. She shows this through women not being allowed to take part of the jury, people being judged on their social class or their different lifestyle but the most prominent is racism since the jury convicts Tom for a crime he didn't commit just because he was black. A powerful quote said by Atticus to Jem was the following: “[s]o far nothing in your life has interfered with your reasoning process.” (295). I think this shows that anyone was once innocent as a child, but as one becomes older and aware of the evil, they get influenced to do evil as well. However, they are still good people. Scout and her brother start at the beginning of the novel innocent. They spend their summer will Dill playing childish games and tormenting Boo Radley. Their world basically consists of good as they're unaware of the evil they're doing. However, with people saying insults about their father because he’s…show more content…
Cunningham. When Scout sees him in the mob in front of the town jail, she’s confused because she had been previously told that the Cunninghams are good people. However, now he wants to potentially harm someone else. Therefore, she asks her father who explains that “Mr. Cunningham was part of a mob last night, but he's still a good man” (210). He didn’t do it because he's a bad person; it was the mob's frenzy that made him do that. Then, surprisingly, at the end, a Cunningham made the jury hesitate while they were taking their decision which supports that the Cunninghams, just like everyone, can be both good and
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