Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1380 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
In the Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author used the Maycomb Alabama setting of the story for multiple purposes. Throughout Scout 's memories, the reader is transported into the world of a small southern town. Lee interrupts Scout 's chronological narrative to reach back in time and enhance and increase the story with past events. Throughout her childhood Scout develops and expands her standards and ideas as she meets characters who come from all points of Maycomb 's culture. Scout learns about honesty and what is wrong by watching the trial of an African American man. She witnesses the divisions of class and race in her small town. She discovers courage, both in herself and in those around her, and she comes to respect the mixture of the people in her community, people such as Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. The theme of social unfairness is stated through Scout 's version of Atticus understanding communication with people of different social positions. Atticus courage, compassion, honesty and real parenting have an important impression on the development of the main character and, as such on the development of the themes of the novel. “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen to.” Respect is something you earn by being a good person or doing something admirable. Jem and scout are two caring siblings that care a lot for each other. At the start the children are not aware of a few things such as what real courage was. Aunt…

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