To Kill A Mockingbird Relevant Today Analysis

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In “To Kill A Mockingbird” the novel focuses on the Finch family and his kids. Atticus is a well known lawyer and good father to his kids Scout and Jem. Scout is the narrator of the book and her narration is based on her memories of the events leading up to and after her father’s defense of Tom Robinson, a good man who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Through Scout’s eyes, readers encounter a world where people are judged by their race, and inherited ideas of right and wrong. While the book is set in the 1930’s, the ideas and themes in the novel were relevant to the social movements of the 1960’s and steps that were made towards equality. In the novel, Lee illustrates the racial climate of the South in the 1930s, a time when Jim Crow was the law and their was racial segregation. …show more content…
It highlights some heroism and courage in this small Alabama town that went through poverty and had racial tensions in the South. I think it still resonates with readers today because the novel addresses themes such as racial injustice, the loss of innocence, and tragedy which continues to be relevant today. All we have to do is look around us and we can see that it still exist. It also brings up very controversial topics that were around in the 1960’s and some are still around. The novels major theme is prejudice and racism. During that time, this issue was big and the civil rights movement was getting under way. The story is about human nature and learning the wrongs and rights in life. It addresses many morals and values which are all still relevant

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