Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee has many ongoing themes such as Walking in Someone Else 's Shoes, Social Classes, Scout 's Maturity, and Boo Radley. These themes contribute to the story in many ways. In the Story there are many different "social classes" according to the characters. One evening Scout petitions Atticus to not make her go to school the next day. Atticus explained to Scout that she must go because it is the law. Scout complains that Burris Ewell does not have to go to school. This is when Atticus explains that Scout and Burris Ewell are not in the same social class. "You, Miss Scout Finch, are of the common folk. You must obey the law. He said that the Ewells were members of an exclusive society made up of Ewell 's."…show more content…
The Cunningham family was very poor. They did not take anything from anyone that they could not pay back, therefore Walter did not take the quarter. Scout was then punished with slaps on the knuckles and she was put in the corner. Scout was angry at Miss Caroline until Scout talked to Atticus. He believed that Scout and Walter should have put themselves in Miss Caroline 's shoes. " Miss Caroline had learned several things herself. She had learned not to hand something to a Cunningham, for one thing, but if Walter and I had put ourselves in her shoes we’d have seen it was an honest mistake on her part. We could not expect her to learn all Maycomb’s ways in one day, and we could not hold her responsible when she knew no better." (Lee page 30). Walking in Someone Else 's shoes is important to the story because it helps the characters understand the other characters situations. Scout’s Maturity was something that is prevalent in the story. When Dill came back to Maycomb for the summer there was barely anything to do. Scout suggested that they play with the tire. Someone had to get into the tire and be rolled down the hill. Scout suggested that she go first and got into the tire. Je pushed her as hard as he could and she ended up rolling into the Radley place. She froze and Dill and Jem were screaming for her to get away from there. Later on in the book. She revealed an important piece of information. “Atticus’s arrival was the second reason I
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