The Between Innocence And Evil, Injustice, Prejudices And Humanity

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1. Introduction There are about 129,864,880 books in the entire world. Each, has in one way or another, captured the minds, hearts and souls of their readers. They have ripped us from our everyday lives and thrown us into mysterious worlds of time-telling rabbits or small tired old towns in Alabama, which will make us question the difference between innocence and evil, injustice, prejudices and humanity itself. This is exactly what happens when one is turning the pages of Harper Lee´s bestseller ´´To Kill a Mockingbird``, the only difference is that once you have read the last page, you do not stop thinking about these problems. Instead, one comes to find that even though the book may already be 60 years old, the dilemmas of today´s society are still the same. How, has the timeless phenomenon that is ´´To Kill a Mockingbird`´ somehow created a link between the life in the small Alabaman town in the 1930´s and the 21st century? 2. The Worth of a Black Person during the Great Depression What do you think of, when you hear the word Muslim? Terrorist. What do you think of, when you hear the word German? Nazi. What do you think of, when you hear the word Hiroshima? Atomic bombs. What did the town of Maycomb think when they heard about a black man, allegedly raping a white woman? He´s black. He must be guilty. To Kill a Mockingbird portrays a typical southern town during the Great Depression, in which the black community suffers from racism and prejudice. This inequality
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