Importance Of Social Class In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Recently, I’ve read an interesting book and I’m here to share with you ;) The book that I read is, “To Kill A Mocking Bird” written by Harper Lee in 1960. For people who haven’t read this book yet, I’ll briefly summarize it. The main character is a little girl named Scout and she is used to explore live of others in the small town of Maycomb in the 1930s. Throughout the novel, she learns valuable lessons from her father by experiencing variety of events. She learns how to understand others; the existence of prejudice and injustice; why it's wrong to harm innocent people; what "real" courage is, and the importance of being true to oneself.

I will explore how social classes frankly appear and build up the story of the book by comparing and contrast with a modern social hierarchy. Today, we’re living in a society with social classes existing. We can be classified in different classes and so do I. I wish I could designate my social status, but unfortunately, our social classes are usually determined by wealth (income), occupation, education and prestige. Social class can be shown in a pyramid structure and it usually comprises with upper class, upper middle class, lower middle class, working class and lower class. …show more content…

In the book, social classes are classified based on their skin color and occupations. Jem clearly demonstrates the four social classes. “There’s four kinds of folks in the world. There’s the ordinary kind like us and the neighbors, there’s the kind like the Cunninghams out in the woods, the kind like the Ewells down at the dump, and the Negroes.” (Chapter 23)”. He mentioned four of them, but I will add one more at the bottom to compare with our 5

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