Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

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George Washington once said, “I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality”. While America has yet to reach an era where injustice is nearly or completely eradicated, we have most definitely progressed from the Great Depression in the 1930s and World War II. In World War II there was a black American fighter pilot group, named the Tuskegee Airmen, who suffered the racial prejudices of America despite fighting for America. Similarly, injustice is widespread in Maycomb County, a fictional town set in the Great Depression of the 1930s. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird characters, like Scout and Atticus, face injustices that they must overcome. Similarly, in the Achieve 3000 article “America Says…show more content…
Furthermore, Uncle Jack finally listens to Scout’s side of the account and Scout pleads, “‘Promise you won’t tell Atticus about this… I’d ruther him think we were fightin’ about somethin’ else instead’” (Lee 114). Satisfied that her side of the story has been heard, she turns her focus to wanting to protect her father from the ugliness of the town and her own family. Scout perseveres in the end when Uncle Jack omits the real story from his conversation with Atticus. allowing Scout to finally overcome the situation. Scout’s perseverances through this injustice reveals her growing maturity; however, Atticus also witnesses injustices and perseveres. Atticus Finch, another character in To Kill a Mockingbird, is trapped in a racist society that unjustly lashes out at him when he does what he believes in, but he continues to keep his head up and overcomes their bias. For example, on a Saturday when Scout and Jem walk by Mrs. Dubose’s house while on their way to town, Mrs. Dubose yells at them, “‘Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for!’” (Lee 135). Mrs. Dubose is only one of several people who attack Atticus for doing what he believes in, which is treating everyone fairly. Atticus tries to uphold his own moral code but only receives hostility for it. The backlash from the community is solely out of prejudice and is completely unjustifiable; if anything, he deserves
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