What Is Wrong In To Kill A Mockingbird

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"Look to a day when people will not be judged by color of their skin, but the content of their character." -- Martin Luther King, JR. Jem, Atticus, Calpurnia, and Aunt Alexandra want to teach Scout how to avoid racism while she 's young. Jem still has imperfections with racism so Atticus want to stop them and make him non-racist. The way it should be. The author uses the town of Maycomb to model the United States of America. Harper Lee is telling the audience how to fix what we 're doing wrong. She does this through Jem and Scout. And through the teachings of Atticus, Aunt Alexandra, Jem (teaching scout), and Calpurnia.
In To Kill a Mockingbird the Finches, Jem, and Atticus, to change and show what 's wrong in Scout. Atticus has given Scout
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Atticus and his family were sitting in their living room talking about the trial and what the outcome will be. Jem thinks that the Jury will not vote him guilty because he doesn’t understand what racism is. Atticus tells Jem," As you grow older, you will see white men cheat on black men every day of your life but let me tell you something and don 't you forget it, whenever a white man does that to a black man no matter who he is, or how rich he is, or how fine of a family he comes from, that white man is trash." (295) this shows that white men/women take advantage of a normal black men/women all the time. No matter what he has, money, a prestigious family, or who he is, he will be taken advantage of. Same goes for the white men and women, he/she may be fine or rich. Yet they still find a way to be a piece of trash and take advantage of the blacks. Every day when Jem and Scout walked past Mrs. Dubose 's house, she would always find a way to point out something they were doing wrong. Jem was about to explode because of how annoyed he had got with her. Atticus tells him, “Easy does it son. She 's an old lady and she 's ill. Just hold your head up high and be a gentlemen." (133) this shows that even though it is bothersome, take the high road. Meaning that it 's going to pass eventually, and by the time it does it won 't even matter anymore. Be the more mature one and don 't make it worse. These messages from Atticus aren 't really meant for Jem. They 're meant for the audience and what the audience needs to stop

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