To Kill A Mockingbird Moral Education Analysis

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To Kill A Mockingbird illustrates the importance of moral education Discuss Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird illustrates the importance of moral education whilst depicting the Southern life in 1930s as a world of prejudice and immoral justice. Lee throughout the novel demonstrates the ramifications of a world without education and the effect it has on a small society but also the benefits of moral education. Furthermore Lee displays the dominance of prejudice due to cruel poverty, ignorance and how crucial moral education is. The need for courage also demonstrates the importance or morality in society. Harper Lee communicates the importance of moral education through the ramifications and consequences of a world without it and the benefits.…show more content…
Atticus is a lawyer who is asked to defend a “coloured man” accused of raping a white girl, Mayella Ewell. The Ewells live on the outskirts of a town and are very poor. Their contempt of the Negroes is typical of much of the townsfolk. They perpetuate the “evil assumption” “that all Negros lie, all Negroes are immoral beings that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women.” This allows the whites to feel superior to the blacks and abuse them. Like Mrs Dubose, who faces a terminal illness but “kicks her habit” anyway, Atticus knows that he is likely to fail but this does not stop him. In court, where everybody is supposed to be equal, it is a white man’s word against a black man’s and the white man will win every time. Atticus has the dignity to defend Tom and it is for this reason that the Judge asks Atticus to take on the case as he is the only one who is capable of handling this case. TATE remarks” Some men in this world are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father is one of them.” Illustrates the how important morality is and the benefits it has. Atticus who has obtained moral education instills in his children the importance of justice and morality. He believes if he does not properly defend Tom he will never be able to hold his

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