To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Theme Two: If society is separated by social classes, injustice and hatred will spread.Evidence One: There is an understood hierachy with the Finches at the top and the blacks at the bottom.Evidence Two: Scout cannot understand why Aunt Alexandra refuses to let her consort with young Walter Cunningham. Lee uses the children’s perplexity at the unpleasant layering of Maycomb society to critique the role of class status and, ultimately, prejudice in human interaction.Evidence Two:

Theme Three: The book questions whether people are born innately good or evil.Evidence One: Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are both innately good, and are destroyed by the evil that exists in Maycomb.Evidence Two: Scout and Jem represent the child like innoncence, and idea that people are born innately good... it just maters how they are nutured.

To Kill a Mockingbirdby Harper Lee

Theme One : The adults in a child's life impact the character of a child - either moral or immoral.Evidence One: Atticus in the book devotes himself to helping his children become more socially aware or conscientious.Evidence Two: The teachers in Scout's school are actually unsympathetic to children's needs and to society's needs. Scout recognizes this and expresses frustration at their lack of empathy. Miss Caroline, their teacher, is often to qucik to just follow what she has been taught rather than adjust to the needs of her students.



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