To Kill A Mockingbird Wrongness

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Essay on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Eerily, an old man walks down a community road. All of the children in the neighborhood cry when they see him and hide in their homes. However, the old man has a family and grandchildren that he loves. He is a sweet, caring man that is socially stuck with the title of a scary old man. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, many characters harshly judge one another without knowing their side of the story. Most of the people in Maycomb have set opinions on the different families and people. For example, Aunt Alexandra judged Calpurnia, Scout and Jem judged Boo Radley, and most people in Maycomb judged Tom Robinson. All of these judgements were made without knowing the truth about the person and presumptions.…show more content…
For example, on page 376, Scout says to Atticus, "An' they chased him 'n' never could catch him 'cause they didn't know what he looked like, an' Atticus, when they finally saw him, why he hadn't done any of those things...Atticus, he was real nice…." Atticus replied, "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them." Harper Lee finishes up the novel with this dialogue because it leaves the reader with a touch of the overall lesson interpreted throughout the story. In this scene, Scout is telling Atticus about her dream, and how the bad man that everyone judged turned out to be a very nice man. Atticus explains to her that most people are not what they seem or what society makes them. This statement is proven true when Scout finally meets Arthur Radley. Scout is extremely shocked to discover that her presumption of spooky Boo Radley was completely misguided. She feels apologetic because Arthur spent his time leaving gifts for her and Jem and they never did anything nice in return. On page 374, Scout says to herself, "Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough." In this statement, Harper Lee precisely makes her point of not judging someone before knowing them. This theme is a really strong message that connects to the entire

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