Analysis Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird the novel, displays the importance of courage, conscience and conviction in a small town of Maycomb set in the 1930’s where the roles of racism and prejudice are evident through characters and symbolism. The main themes are expressed through Scout’s point of view and the reader sees how her youth and naiveness reflects how she sees the world around her. Scout Finch a young girl and the daughter of the lawyer defending Tim Robinson, an african-american who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Prejudice is used through various characters and themes which reflects the town Maycomb during this time. Initially, Scout was unable to see this. The novel written by Harper Lee explores South America during the great depression and how good and evil can coexist in many individuals, particularly those living in Scout’s street.

Firstly, courage is made apparent through the character of Mrs. Dubose. Atticus Finch believes that Scout and Jem need to know different kinds of courage which was one of the life lessons he intended to impact their lives. Lee includes the character, Mrs. Dubose as part of an ongoing theme, initially appearing in the background but becoming more noticeable through Jem’s character development. This is a theme of courage to see the good in those who have irritable outward behaviours and prejudice to those we don’t full understand. Atticus reminds Scout, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view……
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