Essay on Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1437 Words May 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the author depicts the life of a young girl named Scout. Through the eyes of Scout the novel explores the many themes of discrimination. One form of discrimination was racism which was common in the heart of the south during the 1930s. Scout was raised when racism was acceptable and the social way of life, but she stood firm with her belief that there were only one type of folks, just folks, which meant that everyone should be treated equally and were the same. She witnessed segregation and had to learn the value that education had on her society, with education came respect. During the 1930s segregation dominated the way of the South. Many blacks got accused of committing horrible crimes, and were killed for it when they were completely innocent and were not present during the crime, but many whites got away with committing this horrible crimes, like the character Tom Robinson who was accused of “raping a white female trash”, because of his skin color it made him guilty. Another form of discrimination the book talked about was against the mentally disabled, like the character Boo Radley. Boo Radley created so much fear in his town and was viewed as a freak and a beast. He was always blamed for all the dreadful conditions that transpired in his town. No one in town wanted anything to do with him because of his disability, until Scout and Jem find this to be untrue. He was rather a gentle and an innocent soul, who loved children,…

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