To Kill A Mockingbird Theme Analysis Essay

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Theme Analysis Essay “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”― C.G. Jung. Perspective is such an important part of life. All throughout To Kill A Mockingbird perspective is needed to understand why that certain person did what they did. Maycomb, a major setting in To Kill A Mockingbird, is set in Alabama in the year 1930. This book is about a man named Atticus. He is defending a black man named Tom Robinson in a case that is almost impossible because Tom is an African American. He is accused of raping a white woman and is automatically put in the profile of guilty. He is found to be guilty even after all the evidence that proved he did not do it. Atticus’ children are attacked after the trial…show more content…
When Atticus was going to the courthouse to protect Tom Robinson from the mob his children followed him. Atticus had told them to stay home and not worry about him when he went to the courthouse late at night. Scout, being the independent little girl she was, decided to follow her father with Jem even though Jem did not want to include Scout in something as big as this. When Walter Cunningham tried to hurt Atticus for defending Tom, Scout then steps in and starts talking to Walter and slowly convinced him that what he was doing was wrong. She makes him change his mind by making him remember that he was a father/ husband and he was part of the Maycomb community. After all the chaos happened Atticus told Jem and Scout, “...you children last night made Walter Cunningham stand in my shoes for a minute. That was enough” (Lee 210). This quote goes well with perspective because when Scout stopped Mr. Cunningham and the mob she made them all realize that they were family men and that they have children of their own. She saved Atticus and Tom Robinson from getting hurt that night at the courthouse. She made them look at things from Atticus's point of view and that's all it took for them to turn around and go back to their home and awaiting family. Therefore, Atticus proves that perspective can save a person’s
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