To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes Analysis

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Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”(Lee,page 103). In To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, the main focus on the book is to show various forms of discrimination, narrated by a young Scout Finch. The main point of the book is to portray what life was like in the 1930s for people of all social classes, and show how people were treated differently for things that were not under their control. To Kill a Mockingbird is about an unfair trial that occured in the 1930’s on a black man named Tom Robinson that was under the impression that he had raped a white girl, while it was all consensual, the trial occurred due to the stigma of a black man and a white woman in a relationship. Defending Tom was no …show more content…

“Because that’s the only way he can pay me. He has no money.” “Are we poor, Atticus?” Atticus nodded. “We are indeed.” Jem’s nose wrinkled. “Are we as poor as the Cunninghams?” “Not exactly. The Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them hardest.”(Lee,page 23) In this quote, Atticus gives some insight as to just how bad things are for other folks in the county. He also goes into detail that even though he’s already poor, there are people with of even lower class, such as the Cunninghams. This shows Scout that even though things are bad for them, it can be worse. All in all, To Kill a Mockingbird is a great representation on life for the average spectrum of people back in the 1930s. The novel goes into great detail regarding discrimination based on race, social class, wealth, and other aspects that were out of peoples control. The author goes into grave detail with various powerful quotes that show just how bad it really was. People had to deal with oppressions just because of their skin color, or their gender, or their way of living. Many of these things were completely out of their control, and there was nothing that they could do about

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