To Kill A Mockingbird: How Racism Is Still Relevant Today

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Thesis:Harper Lee's classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” is still relevant in the world today because it highlights how racism is unfair and cruel and when respect is deserved. Main idea:An initial reason why To Kill a Mockingbird is still important is because the author brings to light how racism is unfair and cruel by stressing that it separates the whole community. Evidence 1:Firstly, this idea can first be seen when Cal takes Jem and Scout to her church. When Jem,Scout,and Cal walk into the church Lula is very unwelcoming by saying ,"You ain't got no business bringing' white chillun here they go their church, we got our'n”(158 Lee). This defends the main idea by having the white community and the black community both go to different churches. This is one way that segregation has separated the community is with the two communities going to…show more content…
Main idea:An initial reason why To Kill a Mockingbird is still important is because the author brings to light that racism is unfair and cruel by stressing that it separates the whole community. Evidence 1:This idea can first be seen when Atticus and Uncle Jack give Scout and Jem air riffles for Christmas. Atticus will not teach them to shoot because Atticus tales life very seriously.Atticus tells Jem and Scout ,"he says ,"I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds.Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em ,but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird."(119)This shows Atticus does not want his kids to use their air rifles to kill.He tells them to shoot at the bluejays because he knows that they can not hit them. Atticus takes life very serious he had trouble shooting Tim Johnson. Atticus shows respect for everything including nature and he wants his kids to do the
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