Essay on The Dilemma Of Scout By ' Kill A Mockingbird '

1042 Words Aug 15th, 2014 5 Pages
The dilemma that Scout was presented with was unprecedented judgement towards Boo/Arthur Radley as well as colored people, she quickly learns that when she encounters evil she will not become cynical nor go along with it and let it bring her down like Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Atticus gracefully reminds her that humans are very much capable of evil as well as good. Even though throughout the book Scout is quite the child she develops adult-like attributes due to experiencing evil and real life problems of the world. Scout chooses the route to learn from it, instead of taking the opposite direction which is to let it bring you down. The first evil encounter she is presented with is the Tom Robinson case, where she becomes aware of how horrible racial differences are at the time, “cry about the simple hell people give other people, -without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they’re people, too. (201 Lee). The case could easily go both ways, Tom Robinson seems to be innocent with all the facts presented by Atticus, as he is chosen to defend him. Though because Tom is black, the jury will side with the white person in the case no matter what. Since he is chosen to defend him, many people throughout the town judge their children because of their father defending a black man. Scout faces bullying and she wants to fight back physically as well as verbally but she is gently reminded by her father that she must…

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