Theme Of Civilization In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In her novel Harper Lee explores many topics, unintentional or not. Many of these themes have to do with family, friends and community life in general, as well as growing up and adapting to your surroundings and the people you grow up around. putting links between the book and real life. Civilization is a great unity of people that work together to create a flow of life,. In Maycomb there is a very fragile flow of life but for most it works well and it allows blacks and whites to coexist, at least from what we see. "...half white, half colored. You've seen 'em Scout ... they're real sad ... they don't belong anywhere." (Page 215, Lee, Harper.) This quote from To Kill A Mockingbird shows that even in a fairly well balanced community assuming that majority of people are as accepting as they …show more content…
Our main example is Scout who bends her gender stereotype several times in this book. "Well, you won't get very far [in being a proper lady] until you start wearing dresses more often." (page 308, Lee, Harper.) This quote highlights that Scout is not a "proper lady", and it is often speculated that she is a tomboy due to the lack of feminine influence in her household as she was in her youngest years. She is frequently criticized by her Aunt Alexandra because she does not act like "a young girl should". This is a very obvious component/theme throughout her book, and many girls like scout dare to break their gender normalities, myself included and even though its more accepted now doesn't make it any less important to individuality. I think Scout’s rebelion to dress and act like a typical girl fits in well with modern changes in gender expectations, thus again making another unintentional theme. There are several different themes that are in To Kill A Mockingbird, and those are just a few. there are many more throughout the

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