To Kill A Mockingbird Theme

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Theme of To Kill a Mockingbird “Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what” (Harper Lee). Even though Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960 it still remains a timeless classic to this day. During this time in the United States of America the Civil Rights movement for all people was in full swing. Lee’s novel is set a small town called Maycomb in state of Alabama in the 1930’s through the eyes of a little girl. Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, has many themes, but the most outstanding are racism, bravery, and justice. Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the deep south, thus racism is the centerpiece of main story of the novel. The south’s racisms is unbelievable harsh that even if the evidence is pointing at the white man the jury would still side the white man over any black man. “ Confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption-the evil assumption-that all negroes lie, that all negroes are basically immoral beings, that all negro men are not to be trusted around our women, an assumption one associates …show more content…
Tate found his neck and rubbed it. Bob Ewell’s lyin’ on the ground under that tree down yonder with a kitchen knife stuck up under his ribs. He’s dead, Mr. Finch” (266). Ewell dieing shows justice because he basically killed Tom Robinson by pushing him into the courts, and ruining his family's life. Another man does justice instead of justice being done to him, this man is Heck Tate and his justice is that he knew that Bob Ewell didn’t fall on his kitchen knife but he says that he did because Boo stabbed him but without Boo Scout and Jem would have died by the hands of Ewell. Atticus tried to tell Tate that it Jem killed Ewell, but Tate wouldn’t have anything to do with that because to him Bob Ewell fell on his

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