To Kill A Mockingbird Love

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According to Elbert Hubbard, an American writer of the late 1800s and early 1900s, “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee explores an individual’s views on how love for one another should never waver. The story, set in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s, shadows the childhood of a young girl named Scout. The community Scout lives in is extremely racist, save one person, Scout’s father Atticus. When a black man Tom Robinson is falsely accused of the rape of a young white girl, Atticus steps up to defend him despite the taunts and hate other direct at him. Atticus teaches Scout and her brother Jem about how to love others. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird could be considered…show more content…
When Miss Maudie’s house caught on fire, Scout observed, “The old fire truck, killed by the cold, was being pushed from town by a crowd of men [...] The men of Maycomb, in all degrees of dress and undress, took furniture from Miss Maudie’s house to a yard across the street. I saw Atticus carrying heavy oak rocking chair, and thought it sensible of him to save what she valued most” (92-93). During the fire, the men of the town rushed out to help. Some headed off to quench the fire while others tried to save Miss Maudie’s belongings. The words “old”, “killed”, and “cold” have dark connotations, and create the image of some form of conflict that involves suffering. The words “dress” and “undress” are opposites, and shows disorder. This suggests that the men did not have time to prepare themselves before they arrived, implying that they rushed to the scene as quickly as possible. Additionally, “pushed” and “carrying” are actions that require effort. This shows that the members of the community are trying their hardest to help each other. These actions show the unbreakable bond that links the members of the community together. The fact that the men responded as quickly as they could and did their best to help out shows how much they care for each other, strengthening the idea of love between communities. Not only is love shown in
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