To Kill A Mockingbird Social Class Analysis

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Social classes are demonstrated in both To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and in current times. In To Kill a Mockingbird, social classes are brought up throughout the book and it is visible that the lowest stance in Maycomb is those who are black. In the book, it says “ First Purchase was unveiled and unpainted within. Along its walls unlighted kerosene lamps hung on brass brackets; pine benches served as pews. Behind the rough oak pulpit a faded pink silk banner proclaimed God Is Love, the church’s only decoration except a rotogravure print of Hunt’s The Light of the World. There was no sign of piano, organ, hymn-books, church programs- the familiar ecclesiastical impedimenta we saw every Sunday. It was dim inside, with a damp coolness…show more content…
Their church from the description is run down because of the lack of funds and are missing a piano along with books due to most being illiterate. From the placement in social classes, no one is willing to help refurbish and help those in need. My personal feelings about this quote are that everyone deserves an equal playing field, no matter what your class may be. Another example of social classes can be found in the article Crossing Class Lines written by the New York Times. In this article, they created an experiment on the friendship between classes along with the results on those who chose to be friends with other those from other classes. In the article, it says “Participants were less interested in spending time and becoming friends with the person when the profile described a cross-class partner, compared to a same-class partner. This was especially true of upper-class participants, who were much less interested in engaging with a lower-class person than with an upper-class counterpart” (Côté and Kraus). The article talks about how upper-class participants would choose a friend or partner in the same class rather than crossing
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