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How To Kill A Mockingbird Good Or Evil

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To Kill a Mockingbird; Good or Evil
Everyone has a different idea of what the central idea of the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” is, but which is the real central idea? The book shows the moral nature of humans being (people being essentially good or essentially evil). The author, Harper Lee, shows this by writing about how people used to treat other people because of their skin color, how some people do care about everyone and how they see good in them, and how people will defend other people and not just make them be in trouble.
In the book Harper writes about how white people used to treat black people; which shows how people used to be essentially evil. Atticus is given the case of defending Tom Robinson, a guy that is accused of raping a white woman. Therefore, Atticus faces the challenge to change people’s social perspective that Maycomb has put on them. Atticus tries to show and teach Scout and Jem that one day good could overcome evil and change thing for better. “I don’t know, but they did it, they’ve done it before…and they’ll do it again and when they do it- seems that only children weep…” (chapter 22 pg. 285) says Atticus to Jem when they are talking about Tom after they get home from the court. Atticus knew that society was not doing the right thing and that they would keep doing them wrong just
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Knowing what’s right and what’s wrong can change or affect innocent and not innocent people. Harper tries to show this by writing “To Kill a Mockingbird” and letting the reader imagine how was back then. Treating people differently and putting them in situations where the consequences are big shows how people, humans can be evil. In the other hand, there are persons that will find the good in people and will do the right thing knowing that society will be against them. “To Kill a Mockingbird” shows this in a real life situation and lets you see deeper into the
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