To Kill A Mockingbird Society's Influence On Society

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“All the world is my school, and all humanity is my teacher.” (George Whitman). This quote is used to show how the world can affect you and how people can affect your opinions. To Kill a Mockingbird was written in the point of view of Scout Finch, a young girl who lives in the county of Maycomb. Throughout the story there was a change of view for everything that came her way. Through her point of view there was also a change of view amongst others who lived in the County of Maycomb. From the mysterious Boo Radley, to Aunt Alexandra coming to Maycomb to stay as a mother figure for Scout and Jem, and to the Tom Robinson trial changed most of their views. Society influenced many people such as Harper Lee and her society’s influences, Scout and growing up in a place where there are lies being told, Jem and trying to act mature in front of Scout when inside he is injured, and I who…show more content…
Some evidence can be shown from 1931, there was a group of black youth boys called the Scottsboro boys who were falsely accused of raping two white women on a train (Harper Lee Notes). This shows, that it highly could represent Tom Robinson and him supposedly raping Mayella Ewell when he did nothing, but help. Harper Lee used her childhood in Alabama to put into her writing. More evidence can show, the jury of the Scottsboro trial were white people and eight of the boys were sentenced to death, while one was sentenced life in prison. Later on, one of the women who said she was raped by the Scottsboro boys said it had not happened. The four youngest were then later pardoned and the five oldest didn’t get pardoned and three of them were put on parole and the other two had escaped (Harper Lee Notes). This also shows, how prejudice people can be towards “colored” people or people in general. With some of the boys being either pardoned, on parole, or had escaped was one of the differences between Tom Robinson and the Scottsboro

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