To Kill a Mocking Bird Is a Relevant Novel Essay

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To Kill A Mocking Bird Essay Many people as well as Suzanne Swan think that the novel To Kill A Mocking Bird is outdated and should not be taught in schools nowadays. However, she is incorrect. This old historical literature is very educational and useful for high school students. Even though some novels get put aside, they teach students a lot about our history and life lessons. To Kill A Mocking Bird has been the most popular novel taught in high schools all around North America since 1970. I believe this novel teaches us a lot about racism, prejudice, and the way different races were treated in the 1930’s. To Kill A Mocking Bird is still relevant to many different people. Such as people who live in a small town or village,…show more content…
Discrimination, racism, prejudice, and maturity are just a few things taught throughout the novel and most of us will experience or have experienced throughout our lives. Aunt Alexandra does not allow Scout to play with Walter because he is lower class, poor white boy. “But I want to play with Walter, Aunty, why can’t I?” She took off her glasses and stared at me. “I’ll tell you why.” She said, “because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.” – Aunty Alexandra (pg.257) This is an example of how prejudice people were in the 1930’s because, she would not let her niece have some fun and be a kid with another kid in town just because he is white. This proves how wrong things were back then. Aunt Alexandra is a great example of prejudice throughout the novel. To Kill A Mocking Bird isn’t just about the racism and prejudice; there are great and memorable things and characters that develop throughout the novel. Atticus Finch, He is a father, brave, well rounded man, hero and role model for any man but particularly model of integrity for any lawyers. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (pg.30) To Kill A Mocking Bird is a fun novel to read and it is purposeful. The author Harper Lee wrote this novel to demonstrate the way people of the world should be living all together peacefully,
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