Examples Of Social Inequalities In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Social Inequality While struggling to understand the concept of good and evil, the Scout and Jem spends a good amount of time to understand social strata. Scout believes that the folks are folks and the Jem is convinced that the social standing is linked to the relatives and ancestors. The Scout explains the social strata of the town clearly on her first day at school when the Walter Cunningham doesn’t have any money or lunch. Walter Cunningham is a poor farmer among Sarum bunch. The classmates of Scout ask her to explain why Walter won’t take a loan to buy lunch and she lectures her teacher on his financial situation. The Scout along with other children has a clear understanding of the social inequalities. These are natural and permanent behaviors to accuse a black man of a wrong blame. For instance, when Scout wants to spend more time with Walter Cunningham, the Aunt Alexandra raises an objection saying that a Finch girl should not spend time…show more content…
If they want to shoot living things, they should avoid shooting mockingbirds. The Tom Robinson is one human in this novel treated as a mockingbird. The mockingbirds actually represent purity and goodness. Boo is another mockingbird because he is judged for his suspicious behavior and loneliness. He spent his entire life in his own home as a prisoner because his father was overzealous to punish him for a childhood mistake. Boo saves Jem and Scout from the attack of Bob Ewell and the Ewell’s death is considered an accident to save Boo from the trial. The Atticus understands that this white lie is good for Boo to save him; otherwise, an innocent mockingbird may be killed for an innocent act. Atticus agrees that Boo killed Ewell to protect his children and it is a true representation of goodness. This incident helps Scout to understand that how a white lie can save a mockingbird and it is important to always protect
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