Essay about Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

2395 Words May 7th, 2015 10 Pages
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that is empowering and moving, as many life lessons are taught with the use of different themes in this classic novel. The setting of the novel is in a small southern town in the 1930’s where prejudice was widespread in the American society. During the era, judgment, corruption, and intolerance of others were not uncommon. There was a separation between social and racial means. Atticus Finch, a distinguished lawyer in the town, is against prejudice and biased judgments towards others. He strategically taught life lessons to his children as they are criticized themselves in the local community. Atticus’ children were not criticized by the color of their skin, but for their father’s belief in innocence. Atticus does not demonstrate racism, which is vastly different than the townspeople of Maycomb County. Atticus decides to represent the innocent Tom Robinson, and this could easily be the largest moral trial of his career. Although, Tom Robinson is convicted of raping a white woman; Atticus presents evidence to prove that Tom is innocent of the crime he is accused of. After all the evidence provided by Atticus, Tom was still found guilty by the jurors because of his color. Many qualities of Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are the same even though one man is black and the other is white. Harper Lee uses the characters to represent the symbolism of the mockingbird. Mockingbirds are known for their song…

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