Essay On Kill A Mockingbird And Race Relations

1601 Words Dec 13th, 2016 7 Pages
Dalton Saylor
Ivy Tech 111
Ms. DeShaney
Dec. 12, 2016
To Kill A Mockingbird and Race Relations Essay
Society has been plagued with issues for generations. One issue that has remained particularly prominent throughout centuries has been the relationship among races. Race relations is an incredibly broad term. The interactions and relationships among the amount of ethnicities that exist are overwhelming. This overwhelming amount of interactions, lead to an equal amount of overwhelming results, both positive and negative. An example of a modern day interracial relationship would be the one between Caucasians and African-Americans. This particular relationship has caused trouble and has been a true detriment to society. It has improved with the passing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, but the relations are not optimal. Others have improved as well; others have not. The world seems to be a more peaceful place now than one hundred years ago. Issues among interracial relationships have declined through society’s progression; not only that of African-American and Caucasian races but the majority of the world as well.
One example of race relations in the early twentieth century is depicted in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. The case presented in the book is that of Tom Robinson. Robinson is a physically handicapped African American man. Tom is pressed with battery and rape charges by Robert (Bob) Ewell, the supposed victim’s father. Tom is represented and defended by…

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