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

1323 Words Sep 20th, 2015 6 Pages
Maycomb, Alabama. A small, old southern town populated with families who have lived and grown there for generations, where everyone knows everyone. All faces are familiar and news spreads faster by mouth than it could by paper. A racial divide so wide an innocent man could be convicted of a crime he did not do, with the color of his skin as the most convincing factor. In the work To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses Atticus’ search for justice to convey that everyone is deserving of justice. Atticus exemplifies an understanding and search of justice through his relationship with those in the community, through his relationship with his children and through his court case.

Throughout the story, Atticus’ relation to members of the community in Maycomb portrays his understanding of justice. Maycomb is a town of great ignorance in it’s people, causing injustices that follow closely behind. Atticus’ main journey throughout the novel revolves around his assistance to Tom Robinson in the injustice he will likely face despite his innocence. Atticus faces a tremendous amount of backlash when assigned as the lawyer of a black man who will be put up against a white man. Atticus does not flinch away from his position as Tom’s lawyer but rather the opposite, going as far as to put himself in danger to protect Tom. Racial prejudice is high in the early 1930s, which supports the depth to which Atticus passion about fairness for all people goes, as he stands firmly at the idea…

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