Essay on The Co Existence Of Good And Evil

1155 Words Jun 12th, 2016 null Page
Sirius Black once said, “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” Good and evil oppose the meanings of one another. Often in this world, people describe others by either all the positive qualities or by the negative qualities, forgetting that nothing in the world is perfect or completely imperfect. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, uses numerous themes and symbols throughout the novel; however, none serve a stronger than the application of the co-existence of good and evil. The novel approaches this theme through Walter Cunningham, Tom Robinson’s trial, Scout’s school, Mrs. Dubose, and Jem’s exposure to the harsh reality of the evil within those around him. To Kill a Mockingbird portrays the exploration of human morality and presents a constant conversation regarding the co-existence between good and evil. Normally people are seen as either good or just plain evil. However, there is always more than one side to each individual. For example, Mr. Cunningham is a poor farmer and part of the mob that seeks to lynch Tom Robinson at the jail. Mr. Cunningham is perceived as a morally good person to the Finch’s but the events that happened outside the jail changed countless opinions of the townspeople. “I thought Mr. Cunningham was a friend of ours. You told me a long time ago he was,” asked Scout. “He still is,” replied Atticus. “But last night he want to hurt you.” Atticus placed his…

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