Analysis Of Harper Lee 's ' Kill A Mockingbird ' Essay

1381 Words Jan 12th, 2015 6 Pages
Think of the problems in the world now. Now think of the triumphs. There are numerous examples of these themes in books as well. Some books encompass every weakness and strength our world and society have. One of those books is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird covers a vast amount of the problems we experience to this day. Some of which, should have been destroyed long ago. An example of this is prejudice. There are other examples of things that sway from good to bad. This would be parent child relationships. This should be good but sadly the world isn’t perfect, as addressed in TKM. TKM has been around for a while but the book is still very relevant to this day.
One of the most prevalent themes in TKM that is very point blank is the fact that mostly blacks, and some whites, are judged immensely for just how they appear or where they come from. This is a prime example of prejudices in society. Dictionary.com defines predjustice as “an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.” As is apparent, prejudice is a horrible thing that can, has, and will affect numerous amounts of people.
One part of the book that is great example of the prejudices people have comes when Miss Gates, one of the school teachers, is leaving the courthouse and talking to Miss Stephanie Crawford. This is that quote: “Well, coming out of the courthouse that night Miss Gates was--- she was going ' down the steps in front of us, you…

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