To Kill A Mockingbird Equality

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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a social commentry set in the Maycomb county of Alabama in the 1930s. It is written based on the author’s observations in her family and neighbourhood. The story touches upon numerous social problems such as racial prejudice, male chauvanism and economic discrimination. The central theme, however, is the ill-treatment mated out to the blacks of America. This novel gives us a fresh perspective to the issue as it is narrated from the point of view of a six year old girl- Jean Louise (Scout). The story centers around her life in Mayomb with her brother, Jem, Father(and Lawyer) Atticus and maid Copernia. The main plot is rather simple. A black man, Tom Robinson, was accused of raping a white girl. Atticus decided to represent this man as instict told him that Tom was innocent. Atticus recieved heavy criticism for his decision, by some people of the town whereas the liberals supported him in his venture. However, before the judge could decide on his punishment, Tom was found dead.…show more content…
The Blacks had a separate church, they were usually slaves or indulged in menial jobs. Especially when Tom is accused, the fact that most were positive that he would lose the case, highlights inequality. Coming to male chauvanism, Jem played a major role in the depiction of male stereotypes. Jem was ashamed of Atticus as he was not exactly the epitome of the modern male. Also, throughout the book, Scout was a type of tomboy, who went against all social norms of
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