Racial Inequality In To Kill A Mockingbird

analytical Essay
1659 words
1659 words

A possible reason the book is called “To Kill a Mockingbird” is because a mockingbird is a harmless creature that symbolizes innocence. When it is killed, peace is disturbed. In the story, Tom Robinson, a black man, was accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. Mr. Robinson represents a mockingbird in this case. In other words, he was an innocent and harmless person who has been wrongfully blamed for committing an action he did not do. Therefore, due to this, innocence and peace have been disrupted, hence that might be the reason why the title is “To Kill a Mockingbird.” In the novel, this quote strongly represents racial inequality. The story took place in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Alabama was one of the most racist …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains why the book is called "to kill a mockingbird" because it symbolizes innocence and peace.
  • Analyzes how atticus finch's quote strongly represents racial inequality in the novel. the story took place in maycomb, alabama during the great depression.
  • Analyzes how harper lee's passage is unclear. is jem melancholy about the cement in the hole because they would not receive any more gifts?
  • Analyzes how jem told atticus, even though dill wanted his presence in the finches’ home to be a secret, that he is entering adulthood and is becoming responsible.
  • Analyzes how the verdict of tom robinson shows how racism and prejudice were still present during scout's time.
  • Analyzes how the literary device used to enhance the text is an allusion, based on franklin d. roosevelt's first inaugural speech during the great depression.
  • Compares the characters in "to kill a mockingbird" and "great expectations." they pushed aside their beliefs to help another person in need.
  • Analyzes how scout's question shows that the maycomb people are blinded by their own actions. they criticize people, such as hitler and the nazis, but they do not recognize their terrible actions, which concludes miss gates is hypocritical and ignorant.
  • Analyzes how atticus defines courage not within holding a gun, but rather standing up for what's right.
  • Analyzes how aunt alexandra wants scout to be a typical lady who wears frilly dresses, which shows the different gender roles. scout is reluctant to become lady and continues to wear breeches.
  • Describes how they can relate to jem's feelings as an adolescent.
  • Narrates how dill was upset about the way mr. gilmer was treating tom during cross-examination, which caused him to cry.
  • Analyzes how harper lee included this part in the story to prove how identical tom robinson's and jeremy finch’s life are.

This action hints that Jem is starting to mature, which is one of the essential themes of the story. Earlier in the novel, Jem would lie and hide things from his father. As stated on page 40, Jem told Atticus they were not playing a game regarding the Radley’s, however, they were. Though, later in the novel, Scout said, “Then he [Jem] rose and broke the remaining code of our childhood. He went out of the room and down the hall.” Thus, the readers can see the change from Jem throughout the book. The decision of telling Atticus the truth shows Jem is entering adulthood and is becoming responsible. He is not a child any …show more content…

When one starts to become a teenager, they usually separate themselves from siblings and adults. Sometimes, I would go off into my own world and do things by myself similar to Jem. I would not like to push people away, though, it is a step towards growing up. said, “Teenagers go through many emotional and psychological changes, some which cause them to lose touch with people and things around them.” In this case, Jem is beginning to lose touch with people, such as Scout, because he is beginning to mature. I remember while I was becoming a teenager, I wanted to distance myself from my family members. It was difficult to communicate my feelings and what I was thinking. Based on my experiences as an adolescent, I can understand Jem and what he is going

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