Theme Of Perspective In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Throughout history racism, perspective, and innocence has been a major factor in our world today. People were and still are divided by their ethnic groups because of what has happened in the past. For example, African Americans riot against whites all the time because of slavery. All the people in the world has to pay attention to what happens in history and then history won’t repeat itself. In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Harper Lee addresses a theme of perspective through various ways such as having the narrator being a young girl in Maycomb, Alabama, setting the story during the Great Depression, and by having many different viewpoints being foreshadowed throughout the book. The characters in the text represent different ethnic groups, African Americans and whites. Throughout the novel Scout learns about hypocrisy, how to respect others, and how to be a lady. Scout has a brother named Jem that is 13 and her dad, Atticus is in his early 50’s. Atticus is a lawyer representing Tom Robinson an African American that is innocent. The town’s perspective on …show more content…
Atticus always wants his kids to be able to think for themselves and have their own opinions on matters. He also makes them think about their mistakes by asking them questions until they figure out the answer for themselves. In many cases Scout learned from her actions by Atticus telling her quotes that will stuck with her. An example, of this from the text is when Atticus says, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” Scout refers to this multiple times in the text. She thought about this quote while Jem was going through puberty and at the end of the book when she looks at her neighborhood through Arthur Radley’s perspective. When she does this she notices that she hadn’t ever paid attention to how the neighborhood provides entertainment to

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