To Kill A Mockingbird Social Justice Analysis

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The the national bestseller How to Kill a Mockingbird is known as a novel that brings to light the racism as well as the social justice in America during the 1930s. Social Justice is portrayed through a character, that character’s actions as well as how the character handles situations. In to Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch portrays social justice multiple times throughout the novel with how he presents himself in society. Social Justice is the overall promoting of a just society by challenging injustice and valuing community. In the historical fiction novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee exposes her views on social justice through Atticus Finch, who in many cases is fair and wise when handling difficult situations. In multiple situations…show more content…
He never takes anything very lightle, he finds almost every situation as a life lesson for Jem and Scout. When Atticus gives Scout and Jem guns for christmas and explains to them that they may shoot birds but only bluejays and no mockingbirds. He says, “Shoot all the bluejays you want but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird” (90). He takes this small event of giving the children guns and makes it the overall theme of the novel. The mockingjay is now used as a symbol for many different situations in the novel. A mockingbird is known as a bird that does no harm just makes wonderful music for us to hear. Another situation in which Atticus is extremely wise is after the trial when Mr. Ewell is embarrassed by how the town now sees him, due to how Atticus portrayed him to people. Mr. Ewell found a chance to show Atticus how much he truly embarrassed him and how mad he made him during the trial. “Atticus didn’t bat an eye, just took out his handkerchief and stood there and let Mr. Ewell call him names, wild horses could not bring her to repeat” ( 217). The small act of not responding to Bob Ewell was a very smart thing for Atticus to do. It did not allow for the situation to grow dramatically, be simply walking away showed that Atticus is the bigger man and that he understands Mr.Ewell's reasoning behind his rudeness. In multiple situations Atticus plans very carefully
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