Analysis Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' Essay

1103 Words Feb 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Both Steinbeck and Lee seem to suggest that it is human nature to destroy and that human society is riddled with prejudice and injustice. At the beginning of To Kill A Mockingbird both Jem and Scout decide that Boo Radley is a monster and that they should keep away. The only reason that they should believe this is because of ridiculous rumours spreading about the man around Maycomb such as ‘His father entered the room. ‘Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg’ This also implies that humans are quick to judge. This rumour makes Boo sound extremely violent but when it says ‘and resumed his activities’ it makes him sound ‘psychotic’ which would scare the children even more. Lee uses Jem, Scout, and Dill to imply that humans are quick to judge throughout the novel. For example: Scout sees that her teacher is strongly against Hitler but supports the unfair conviction of Tom Robinson. She says: ‘it’s not right to persecute anybody is it’ this shows the hypocrisy between the adults in the town. It also shows that the children are in a way immune to this judging because of the way she reacts. Another example that Lee uses the children is during the court scene when Jem says ‘it ain’t right’ when Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. In Of Mice And Men fear and suspicion has a great impact, the boss judges George when they first arrive at the ranch. He is suspicious that George is taking Lennie’s wages the boss says: ‘what kind of scam you running?’ this…

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