To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, there are various struggles between good and evil. Although there will always be good in the world, evil will always overshadow it. Throughout the story, Harper Lee uses several examples to show how there is both good and evil in the world. Jem and Scout are logically some of the most innocent characters. Since they are so young and don’t understand that some people aren’t as gracious as they seem, it’s evident that they both have some of the most developed characters in the book. On several occasions Jem and Scout have many encounters with immoral characters. One of the first times they encounter the evil of the world is when Atticus takes Tom Robinson’s court case. Despite the fact that Tom is on trial for raping Mayella Ewell, he could also be considered an innocent character. Tom is a very honorable and moral character in the story, and therefore would be considered innocent. Boo Radley would also be thought of as an innocent character. The reason behind this thinking is that since he never leaves his house, never interacts with the townspeople, and has been a hermit all of his life, he hasn’t had the chance to be around the evil of the world yet. Even though there are all of these wholesome characters in the novel, the decisions of others greatly affect how they behave throughout the rest of the book. To Kill a Mockingbird has several themes. One of the main ones would be the coexistence of good and evil. Because there is such a
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