Theme Of Minor Characters Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic coming-of-age social drama novel that has been taught in classrooms for many years. During the depression a young girl, Jean Louise (Scout) Finch, has a tough year when her father defends a black man in a rape case during a time when racism is still very prevalent. In her book, Lee uses the controversial dialect, perspective of minor characters and an unreliable narrator to expose the negativity of racism in the early nineteen hundreds. Harper Lee uses the way young children in the speak to show how the racist culture of the town becomes ingrained into even the young and innocent children that grow up in Maycomb, Alabama. When Scout and Jem see snow for the first time they decide to try to make a snowman despite the apparent inadequate amount of snowfall. As they build, the siblings mix mud into the snowman to compensate for the lack of snow, but this makes the snowman more of a mud man. When commenting on the dark shade of the should be white snowman, Scout says, “Jem, I ain 't ever heard of a nigger snowman.” (Lee, 66) The sharp racist comments coming from a non racist young girl exposes how the children’s innocence has been tainted by the racial prejudice within the community they are growing up in. Some children, the ones that were not raised by Atticus Finch, are much worse than Scout.
One day, while on the playground at school a young boy by the name of Cecil Jacobs tells Scout not only that her father is a…

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