Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay examples

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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a world renowned novel for a reason. It depicts the tale of a young girl’s (Scout Finch) everyday life, as she and her family battle with important issues such as racism and sexism. It challenges the problems within the judicial system, all whilst keeping the readers on their toes throughout the book. The citizens of Maycomb in the novel seem to care more about appearance than the truth which ends up negatively impacting Maycomb’s entire society,as shown in the town’s social hierarchy, Tom Robinson’s trial, and the mystery of Boo Radley. The town’s social hierarchy is skewed, as it is based on appearance rather than reality. This creates a false foundation for the town to stand on, which ends up causing turmoil within characters personal lives. For example, the fact that the Ewell’s are valued more to the town than the entire Black community.“Atticus said that the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations”(40), the narrator Scout explains, even though the Ewell’s live in squalor and are horribly impolite they are still valued more than the polite and clean black people. This causes confusion for many people, one example being Bob Ewell. Mr. Ewell has lived his entire life within Maycomb’s false social hierarchy, which ends up clouding his ideas of right and wrong. When Mr. Ewell acts extremely racist and bullies people, he is under the idea that other citizens are cheering him on. That,…

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