Essay On Social Equality In To Kill A Mockingbird

1100 WordsNov 20, 20175 Pages
Social Equality is Missing. Please Return, If Found “We hold these truths to be self - evident that all men are created equal, and they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This is a famous line that Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Yet, America has failed to show social equality to every race, religion, and gender since the known article was created. Throughout the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and in society today, social equality is not demonstrated in the novel nor in the present. Social equality lacks in how other races other than whites are treated harshly in the 1930s as shown in To Kill a…show more content…
Both in society today and in the 1930s, race inequality has not made enough progress to ensure that a future without racism. America is now a place full of protests about the way of America to change into a better country of freedom of racism. Now, future generations are growing up in a society of violent protests and an America that isn't thriving to become one of the foundations of The United States of America, that all men are created equal. The social ladder in To Kill A Mockingbird and in today’s society accurately describes the lack of social equality. In the novel, there are four main levels of the social classes in Maycomb, Alabama. "There's the ordinary kind like us and the neighbors, there's the kind like the Cunninghams out in the woods, the kind like the Ewells down at the dump, and the Negroes" (Chapter 23). Jem explained to Scout that even the poorest of white folks were still considered higher than blacks in the 1930s. In America today, there is 3 main levels of the social hierarchy. Upper, Middle, Lower Classes but there are more divided groups in between such as Middle Lower Class. While white Americans have a percentage of 34% of being middle lower and lower class, African Americans have a 69% rate of being in the middle lower or lower. The comparison of social hierarchy in To Kill A Mockingbird and today is to show social injustice. In both examples of the social
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