The Theme Of Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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In To Kill A Mockingbird, discrimination is just one of the many topics of concern that come to mind when reading this fascinating novel. Such issues have been occurring throughout history, repeating itself over and over, for example, the case of George Zimmerman, a white American male, who was brought to trial because of his actions of discrimination, and murder, of a black unarmed young male. Though because he was white, there was no charges of any kind, and he was not convicted of murder. Except in the story of To Kill A Mockingbird, a black man who was supposedly guilty of rape, was convicted because his word meant nothing against the word of two white people. Harper Lee, the author of this book, grew up to know a world of discrimination …show more content…
Her first book, which was released after her second, is called Go Set A Watchman. Harper’s first book was based on the future of what was to happen after To Kill A Mockingbird. To Kill A Mockingbird is based on the adventures a girl named Scout and her brother Jem go through before finding out what life is really like. In Harper’s first published book, Scout is a symbol of innocence and curiosity, while Tom Robinson’s case represents what is to believed as the world’s harsh judgment. In this case, this book is being translated as discrimination towards all people. Discrimination that hurts and confuses people, by either calling them names or physically harming, for example in the book To Kill A Mockingbird Bob Ewell calls Atticus a “nigger lover,” because he is defending a black person in court, which later on in the book, a plot twist unearths itself, and you should begin to understand why Mr. Ewell is so …show more content…
Many people do not cope with the subjects of discrimination and bullying as well as others can. Which can potentially lead to the harm or death of many loved ones dear to everyone. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Burris Ewell uses discrimination against his teacher, just because she was afraid of a simple “cootie” that she had seen in Ewell’s hair (Lee 27-28). Lee also uses Bob Ewell against Atticus, using a very descriptive pick of words saying that Atticus is a “nigger lover” because he is a lawyer defending a negro male(Lee 40). Harper Lee uses discrimination in her book to prove that discrimination should never be used as a last resort to hurt or make someone feel better or worse. Through all this name calling, and very descriptive wording, Lee has somewhat painted a variety of pictures with this book. For example when using discrimination in the entirety of this book, it sums up to be just as bad to kill a mockingbird as it is to harm someone. Which in a young mind, the painting may be a variety of pictures such as hurting an innocent person, or publicizing the good that someone doesn’t want to be known for, same as the

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