To Kill A Mockingbird Still Relevant Essay

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Being able to completely understand and follow the different language in To Kill a Mockingbird is one thing, but to decide whether or not it’s still relevant is another thing. Well this book still is relevant and yes some may say that this book is history and we should be reading about the future and present not about the past, but our past is the most important because we can read about the mistakes made and not make them again. To Kill a Mockingbird is based around the civil rights movement and that means that there was a lot of racism happening during the novel. Even though To Kill a Mockingbird is considered an “older” novel and currently it’s the 21st century and not all students enjoy reading this book in their schools but the novel should stay in these curriculums because of the hard times in the civil rights movement…show more content…
How can To Kill a Mockingbird still not be relevant when people are still continually buying the book and bringing it into their life. A personal example that I have would be that people are naming children and pets after the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. According to the article is To Kill a Mockingbird Still Relevant Today said “To Kill a Mockingbird is not just a classic, but it remains as popular among today 's readers as it was 50 years ago.” (Westport) If people were trying to get the novel out of school systems because it still isn’t relevant why would they still be buying the book almost as much as people were years and years ago. Also according to the same article “It was the best selling book 50 years ago and nothing really has changed. Or at least people still carry the book out into their lives and many even without reading the book or watching the movie know what the book is about.” (Westport) People may be consistently trying to get the book out of their lives but people are also constantly bringing the book into their lives so what would the good be out of trying to take away this book because it isn’t relevant
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