The Depiction Of Evil And The Heart Of The Story Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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Every man or woman is capable of harbouring innate evil. From the first mention of Adam and eve in the bible, man has continuously committed evil and co-existed with it. Regardless of whether it has always been there or man created it, evil has remained embedded within our society. Even in many classics in literature, the depiction of evil as the driving force and the heart of the story are common; this includes Harper Lee’s bestselling novel and social commentary “to kill a mockingbird”. Harper Lee creates and develops the book to comment on the negative, but also the positive aspects of society. One of this includes the development of the reader 's understanding of man’s capabilities to do good but also evil. Through the characters’ actions and the prevalent racism, then, she depicts human nature’s capabilities to harbour both evil and good within a person. Thus, she comments on how evil and good coexist within a person and that humans cannot be strictly evil nor good beings. She is telling the readers that we are all capable of harbouring both and have both qualities inert or alive inside. Man’s fulfilment of desires is the driving force that created most evil in today’s growing society. Our desires in order gave birth to society and our desired society gave birth to laws, inequality and discrimination. In Harper Lees’ novel, she depicts and introduces the evils in society through the transition from Scout, Jem and Dill’s childhood ignorance into a mature perspective

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