Theme Of Segregation In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Harper Lee was influenced through her writing of “To Kill a Mockingbird” by the racial segregation and differentiation that took place for most of her life. To illustrate this idea, in an article written by Todd Lopold, “She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father’s attitude towards society.” (Leopold, CNN). That is to say that in Harper Lee’s upcoming novel, readers will start to have a larger understanding of how deeply the racism in the world has affected her life. Although racial indifference was implied throughout most of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, with her new book written in the prime time of segregation we can infer that it will highlight just how much she was affected by this problem. As one can see, Harper Lee was clearly influenced by racial prejudice because it was the main problem that took place for half of her life.…show more content…
The author cites evidence that illustrates how the town’s treatment of Boo Radley turned “into a new game” of imitating the life of Boo, “It was a melancholy little drama, woven from bits and scraps of gossip and neighborhood legend” (Lee 39) At this point in the story; Scout, Jem, and Dill spend their days living through a fantasy of the “crimes” Boo has committed. The author includes this because Scout and the boys believed all of the rumors and misconstrued information, and imagine him as a half human- half monster character. As one can see, this game played was influenced by the society of Maycomb, and illustrates just how childish the situation
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