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Why is Boo Radley a Mockingbird?

Arthur “Boo” Radley is an enigmatic character in To Kill A Mocking bird who is shut up in his house throughout the novel. Although he was described as a monster who eats cats and squirrels, that was not the case. He is one of the “mockingbirds” in the novel, a kind man injured by the…

Empathy in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

In the novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee, learning to “walk about in someone’s skin” is a main theme, particularly as two of the main protagonists Jem and Scout learn to do this as they grow up throughout the book along with the reader. Atticus, the children’s father, educates the children on how…

To Kill a Mockingbird: Perpetual Prejudice

Perpetual Prejudice As George Aiken once said, “If we were to wake up some morning and find out that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.” Society just cannot function without some form of judgment or racism. Even though men are supposed to be…



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“To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee tells the story of Scout and Jem, two young children who learn about racism and injustice in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s. The children’s father, Atticus, is a lawyer who is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man unjustly accused of…

Prejudice in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, many different prejudices are revealed. The most prominent being the racial prejudice between the white people and black people in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930’s. However, there are many more subtle and discreet prejudices against other people in Maycomb, also. One of the first prejudices to become known…

What is the message of To Kill a Mockingbird?

The message of To Kill a Mockingbird is that people often have prejudiced, incorrect opinions of people, which should be avoided by employing a method involving empathy and understanding. These discriminatory views are shown through several situations in the novel. One of these is the racism shown from the Anglo-Saxon people towards the African-Americans. This…

Justice In “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

“…in this country our courts are the great levellers, and in our courts all men are created equal.” Describe and explain how justice and injustice are represented through events and characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. Justice, what is right and fair by all of society’s standards and morals, is represented, along with injustice, through…

Character Analysis of “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

In the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the character Scout plays an important role; Harper Lee portrays her as straightforward, abrupt, impulsive, and even just plain rude. One example of this is when Scout says, “He ain’t company, Cal, he’s just a Cunningham,” (Lee 24) in reference to when Walter Cunningham was over at the…

The Coexistence of Good and Evil

Good and evil. The source of the each begins within every one of us, deep down we all know what is right and what is wrong. As humans we seek the easy way; however this easy way is not always the moral path. To Kill a Mockingbird explores the belief that good and evil exist…

To Kill a Mockingbird

What is courage? Courage is mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. In the story “To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee there is three character that show courage. These characters are Atticus, Boo Radley and Mrs. Dubose. Atticus Finch, he is a lawyer in the town of…

To Kill a Mockingbird

In a small town deep south in Alabama, two children reside in a house with their father Atticus. Maycomb was this town’s name, and within Maycomb lived the nastiest, most psychotic, recluse to have ever live, and it just so happens that this monster of a man is the neighbor of the two young children,…

To Kill a Mockingbird

Cultural values and social practices change and evolve over time. Cultural values and social practices inevitably over time as individuals and societies are subject to change with it. In the timeless bildungsroman novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird” (1960) written by Harper Lee, it explores the confronting experiences of a young child, living in a world…

Lord of the Flies & To Kill a Mockingbird

John Quincy Adams once said “Always stand on your principle, even if you stand alone”. The two novels To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Lord of the Flies by William Golding, can greatly relate to this quote. The characters that are portrayed in both novels can really relate to one another in terms…

To Kill a Mockingbird Moral

The depth behind this novel is too see how Scout has progressed throughout the course of two years. Slowly but surely, she realizes the life lessons that have been waiting for her all along. She does this with the help of her family and her community. One man importantly sticks out the most, and his…

To Kill a Mockingbird: Book vs Movie

Books and movies of books all have many similarities and differences. To Kill a Mockingbird is no different when it comes to the book and the movie. In this essay I will be explaining the similarities and differences between the two. There are many similarities between the book and the movie of To Kill a…

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