To Kill A Mockingbird Sociological Analysis

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To Kill A Mockingbird: Socialistic Views Essay Society controls how people view and form their opinions on things. The book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee proves this statement with its many themes. To Kill A Mockingbird is a book filled with many lessons. It teaches the reader about how the world is evolving through a little girl’s eyes, during the 1930’s and how society affects our evolution. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but we must not decide for others. To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in the south during the great depression. In that time period tensions between African Americans and white people was still very high. Tension was so high that when Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white…show more content…
The most sickening opinion that we are told to have is when we are forced to treat people with disabilities and special needs differently than others. Prior to the twentieth century social attitudes to people with special needs were that these people were believed to be unhealthy or defective. Many people pitied others with disabilities or were scared of them (Brutner). This is horrendous and disgusts me. These people are human too, and as previously mentioned bleed red along with you and I. Arthur Radley in the book To Kill A Mockingbird has a mind that works slower than the average Joe, because he has a mental disability he is made fun of and labeled as an outcast. Jem, Scout, and Dill play a game that portrays the gossip about Mr. Arthur “Boo” Radley. A few of the stories are when your chickens and household pets were found mutilated it was said that Arthur Radley was to blame (the real culprit was Crazy Addie), but people still looked at the Radley place is question (Lee 9). The gossip gave people a reason the why Arthur stays shut up in his house all day. One theory was that he only can out at night and wreaked havoc on the town (Lee 13). We as flawed human beings should do away with our corrupt society that compels us to treat disabled people
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