Essay about The Main Themes Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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The Main Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee wrote one one of the most influential and important books in American history; this legendary book was called To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960. This book was set place in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. Harper Lee wrote this book as a “social commentary” to describe what actually happens in society. For this reason, in To Kill a Mockingbird, the three main themes that strike the characters in this book are racism, bravery, and morality.
This book, taking place during the Great Depression, showed copious amounts of racism everywhere. Everybody was discriminating towards all types of people; the African-American population was discriminated more than anybody else. As a result of this book taking place during the Great Depression, it showed how we were as a country during this time. One of the main characters is named Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is black, and he was accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell. Tom was taken to court and had trial. As the court case continued it became very obvious that Tom was innocent. Tom could not use his left arm because he got caught in a cotton gin and Mayella had bruises and marks on the right side of her face. With this in mind, she didn’t even remember getting hit by Tom. Even though Tom was innocent and Atticus proved it, the jury ruled him guilty. The black people were discriminated during this time period because of their skin…

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