The Criticism Of A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. To Kill a Mockingbird is a book displaying many societal issues of the 1920’s, yet the one that is still widely believed throughout the world is sexism. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the criticism Jean-Louise receives for her “unlady like” behavior and Jean-Louise’s observations about society to argue about the damage of forcing gender roles upon children and how anyone who opposes them is outcasted.This issue is still believed all over the world but is mostly enforced in Latin American countries or by many muslims.
Jean-Louise has very little interest in behaving or acting like a lady, her only concern is the criticism and disagreement she receives for her behavior from her family and neighbors. As any young kid she is experimenting with language and has now discovered the art…

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