The Theme Of Voice In To Kill A Mockingbird

‘ People generally see what the look for, and hear what they listen for.” when a white man see a black man and despises him we call that prejudice. Although when a black man is alleged of a crime he did’t commit because of the pigmentation in his skin we as the reader say racial discrimination. In her novel, To Kill A Mockingbird set in the 1930’s Maycomb County, southern Alabama, Harper Lee skilfully depicts racial discrimination as a major theme. In this essay I will be exploring the aspects of ‘voice’ and ‘place’ in relation to Tom Robinson, a black man who is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and how racial discrimination is a major theme present in the novel, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’

Voice is defined in the Oxford Dictionary
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This is ironic because the which community perceive black people as a danger to their civilisation, although in this case, the white become a danger to a Tom’s life so in a way they are hypocritical in their thought. You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are no to be truster around women — black and white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. said Atticus pg 226. Luckily in this case the children were at the right place at the right time. As Scout manages to unintentionally subdue the situation. She achieves this by pulling out individuals out of the mob …Quote ‘ Mr Cunnigham’ Than when Tom ask Atticus ‘Have the gone Mr Finch?’ the fact the Atticus is protecting and guarding Tom from society’s injustice inflicted from racist and prejudice minds is absurd. It’s absurd because a black person should be given the same regard as a white person and should have the right to a fair hearing and trial. This makes the reader aware how racial discrimination is a major theme in the novel, ‘To Kill A …show more content…
When Tom is the only black person amongst all which people in the trial is construed the idea of ‘ No chance for Tom’ because all the people on trial despise Tom because of the colour of skin. Throughout the trial Tom Robinson listens with careful precision to the defence; Mayella, Mr Ewell and Sheriff Heck. Although when the time comes for Tom to take the stand he faces the whole audience both black and white communities within the Court and speaks honestly and with respect. Tom silences everyone when he expresses how he is empathetic for Mayella, a which girl and the reaction of the white community is outraged. That a black man dare be sympathetic towards a white girl. This discerns for the reader to perceive how racial is discrimination is a major theme in the

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