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

1072 Words Feb 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
For nearly 40 years, students have been expected to understand history and wrestle with complex choices of social mores of our time. This has been expected in the past and present but students don’t gain this knowledge from teachers because they are trying to avoid racial controversy. The book has been in controversy since being in the classroom study as early as 1963. The book uses profanity and racial criticism which people believe shouldn’t be allowed in schools. Regardless of the profanity, racial comments, and adult context, To Kill A Mockingbird is a reflection of the ugly reality that children just like the Finch children had to grow up in. Harper Lee allows the southern gothic book, to touch upon some very ugly truths without sacrificing virtuousness and decency by telling the story through six year old Scout perspective.

Although To Kill A Mockingbird has taboo vocabulary it still is a reflection of reality to the people who lived in this time era where the division between the colored and white was so greatly controversial. We need to know this history because people who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The language that was used in To Kill A Mockingbird is truely need for students to grasp the full concept of what children who were younger than them at the time had to face growing up. People like to believe that now that Barack Obama is president the story is “clearly” irrelevant because times have changed. Now that the United States now…

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