Essay about Themes Within The Novel Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Themes Within The Novella
Harper Lee displays many themes throughout the novel in To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee shows to teach not only the characters but, the people who are reading this book many life lessons. Harper Lee published this book in 1960, the setting of this book was in the 1930’s which was during the Great Depression when a huge discrimination scandal was going on as well. A lot was happening during the 1930’s, Harper Lee writes this book for social commentary; showing the readers what was wrong with our society. Many Life lessons were spread throughout the book, some themes were more influenced than others, which include justice and injustice, moral compass, and courage.
Justice was a big piece in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. For example, Scout and Jem invite Walter Cunningham to dinner. Walter doesn’t get the meals that Jem and Scout do, so when he got his food he covers it with syrup. Scout doesn’t know any better and asks Walter what he is doing; she has never seen anyone ever cover their food with syrup before. Calpurnia gets really upset with Scout because it was rude of her to say to something to Walter. Calpurnia calls her into the kitchen to disciplines her. “ There’s some folks who don’t eat like us,’ she whispered fiercely, ‘but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t. That boy’s yo’ comp 'ny and if he wants to eat up the tablecloth you let him, you hear?” (24). There was justice for Walter because Scout was crude…

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