How Harper Lee explores the theme of prejudice in the novel To kill
Harper Lee explores the theme of prejudice in her novel, set in a
small town called Maycomb. Maycomb County was, and still is, situated
in the state of Alabama. Alabama is a state of The United States of
America. 'To kill a mockingbird'. What does this mean and in what ways
are they shown in the novel? It is a sin to kill a mockingbird because
it does not do any harm or faults to a person, but just sing its heart
out to them people. The voice of a mockingbird is a 'sweet' voice and
they sing songs. It is like killing someone or something that is
innocent and hasn't done anything to harm. This does take place in
this novel by Harper Lee. The story is based on mixed cultures and how
the people of Maycomb county react to the situations happening in
their county and their views about it and on the whole of society.
This story was set in the times of the 1930's but was written by
Harper Lee in the 1960's.
There are different ways of showing that a person is prejudiced. In
Maycomb, people stick or stay put to their views about other people.
You can show prejudice to someone by race, class, gender, wealth, sex
and in the other smallest possible ways. These ways of prejudice are
all shown in Maycomb County. The main point is that the white coloured
people give racial comments or abuse to the black coloured people who
are part of the same community.
In the in 1930's, the whites where much more higher in all aspects.
This is because the blacks were kept as low-paid workers and were
lower classed than the white community. The blacks were treated in the
worst manner or possible way a whit man could treat a black person. In
...in the southern
countries of America.
There are signs in America that changes are taking place and
developing. People had begun to recognize that blacks should be
allowed to live equally. Hopes of changes are shown because Mr.
Underwood was a racist person but in his editorial he thought it to
being the 'senseless killing and slaughter of children'. The jury took
longer than usual to make their decision showing changes and that Mr.
Cunningham tried to influence the jury to let Tom Robinson free and
keep him and innocent man when Mr. Cunningham himself was a part of
the Lynch mob who wanted to hang Tom Robinson after he was put into
the county jail. These are the hopes that are evidently showing and
appearing in the county. Aunt Alexandra also starts to change and care
more for the children. These are the changes that are taking place in
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