Corruption In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mocking Bird is a novel by Harper Lee where the use of influential characters is used to create the feeling of remembrance for civil rights and racism in the segregated United States of America. The story is told from the view of Scout Finch a young girl with a father who is a lawyer that represented a black man in a court case for “rape”, in the novel you learn about her father Atticus Finch, her Brother Jem Finch and Boo Radley who is her neighbor. To kill a mocking bird is such an influential novel because of its symbolism of segregated America and the corruption going on in the south. The theme of this novel is to not judge people by the color of their skin or the way they look. This is reinforced many times throughout the story in the way of people making false accusations on others based off the colors of their skin and the way they live their life’s even thou it is not true. This story is so powerful because of the strong moral values and ethics of Atticus finch.…show more content…
Atticus is faced with many hardships when representing Tom Robinson, a black man who is falsely accused and found guilty for rape against a white woman. Although this ruins his reputation he sticks to his belief that Tom is not guilty and fights to the bitter end. Tom is then found guilty even thou the prosecution had no real hooks on the truth this goes in hand with the racism that goes on in the south. I also find Atticus very relatable because he does not care what other people think of him he just believes in
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