The Theme Of Fear In To Kill A Mockingbird
Fear acts as a motivation to an idea or action from someone or something that we detect as threatening or dangerous. People would do anything to get rid of fear in their life today. Even if that means going to drastic measures to do so. Fear helps us see how certain people act in different situations and how they will change over the course of a story. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, fear abides as an important theme because it provides us with insight on the characters personalities and actions.
Fear appears in many different ways in To Kill a Mockingbird, the author Harper Lee gives multiple different thoughts and actions of different people. For example Scout says, “I felt Calpurnia’s hand dig into my shoulder. What you want Lula. She asked in tones I’ve never heard her use before” (Lee 119). Right now in To Kill a Mockingbird Calpurnia brought Jem and Scout to her church full of only black people, making them the only white people. A heavy …show more content…
In this book Harper Lee’s objective is to express the idea of fear and how it has the ability to change the whole course of the book. Likewise, fear in To Kill a Mockingbird creates multiple twists and turns that occur at random points. Including fear in a book allows the character to become more intrigued with the book and never want to stop reading it. Similarly, it allows us, the reader, to get a more in depth look on the characters and how they respond and act in certain situations. This makes the reader question certain situations in the book, making the overall book more fascinating. Fear acts an important theme in To Kill a Mockingbird because without it, the story would not include much action or adventure. It has the ability to make a story outstanding or boring. But does fear have the ability to change the way you look and go about