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." (Lee page 30). This explains the views that people in that Era had. In this case the Ewells are below Atticus and Scout because they do not follow the same laws.
Walking in Someone Else 's shoes is also very important to the characters in the story which allows this statement to become a theme. Scout 's first day in school is unsuccessful. She is constantly getting into trouble with her teacher Miss Caroline. When Miss Caroline asked the children to take out their lunches, one child, Walter Cunningham just sat with his hands in his lap. Miss Caroline proceeded to try and give him a quarter for lunch in town and he could pay her back tomorrow. Walter did not take the quarter even after Miss Caroline persisted. Scout tried to help the situation…

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