Prejudice, Loss, By Harper Lee

1620 Words Dec 7th, 2014 7 Pages
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee ventures with the reader through a world filled with prejudice, loss, love and other multiple themes that are not unlike in the world and society we live in today. Through that, the reader is able to grasp and hold on to life lessons that are embedded in her story. They illustrate that even though the concept of good and evil coexist, everyone in this world is no different than one another, we need to open our eyes and see that every single person has worth and value. However, in the society that we live in, there are fierce and hateful things happening that tend to be exhibiting characteristics of inhumanity and that it is being exposed to everyone, especially the young children. Her novel beautifully illustrates how young children, being exposed to such things, journey on through thick and thin and how something so incredibly small can create a difference in their lives. Even as the world around them poses a heavy influence in labeling, inequality and racism, their own father, is unable to shield them from reality, but stands as a prominent and backbone figure to the children as well as the town of Maycomb. As the children grow, this causes their innocence to be lost and it increasingly fades away each day. In the sleepy town of Maycomb, Alabama, everyone lives out their lives however they want, which is also to say the “norm” in this town. However, according to Jem’s words, there are only 4 types of people who live in their world;…
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