Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1142 Words Mar 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Overcoming Obstacles Wayne Gretzky, a former professional hockey player, once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, emphasizes how important it is to overcome the many obstacles life throws. The novel mainly revolves around Jean “Scout” Louis Finch. Throughout the novel, the young girl faces an abundant amount obstacles and challenges. She has a neighbor named Arthur “Boo” Radley. The novel is set in the 1930’s in Maycomb, Alabama, during the Great Depression. The town of Maycomb is very harsh when it comes to being different. They say what is on their minds, and they do not care what other people may think. They think Boo is a crazy man who will not take a step outside. Tom, a man Atticus Finch, Scout’s father, is defending also has to deal with overcoming the challenging obstacles that Maycomb has to offer. Segregation at this time is a huge problem. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee uses characterization to display the difficulty of overcoming obstacles in a racist community through many characters. First, Scout has a hard time accepting the way others act and behave. One day, Scout has a hard time accepting why Miss Caroline, her teacher, is so rude to Walter Cunningham, of whom is a Cunningham in her class. The Cunninghams do not own an immense amount of money. Scout gets home and Atticus explains, “you never really understand a person until you consider things from [their] skin and walk around in it” (Lee…

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