Ethical Issues In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“To Kill a Mocking Bird” was published in 1960, and was written by Harper Lee, and is set in an imaginary district in Southern Alabama, named Maycomb County. The tale is recounted by Jean Louise Finch (Scout), as she tells us the story of her childhood, her family and some of the on going issues during the Great Depression. However, it is clearly seen that as a child, Scout fails to see the importance, and controversy of the current social issues happening at the time, and the fact that she is able to reflect on her past while telling the story, explains to us how she has changed and matured over the years. As evident in the novel, there are many moral and ethical considerations taken into account, as discrimination and racial attacks are directed towards the black population within society during this period of time. Other issues also revolved around Scout, whilst she learned about the importance of family and her…show more content…
This statement can be separated into two different connotations. The first relies on the fact that mocking birds don’t feed off any individual’s plants, or cause any harm whatsoever, because all they do is bring melody and make music. This also brings us to the metaphorical meaning of the statement, since mocking birds are a symbol of weakness and defencelessness. This relates to the title of the book, To Kill a Mocking Bird. This is because killing a mocking bird, in a sense, can be seen as taking advantage of someone who isn’t as powerful or as strong as you. From this, Scout learns that true braveness, and courage comes from the fights that we choose not to take, as well as not benefiting from others. Seeing this through the eyes of a child teaches about the moral and ethical values that Scout perceived through
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