Analysis Of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird A Classic

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Why is To Kill a Mockingbird a Classic? What makes a book a classic? Perhaps it is the setting, the characters, or even the author. There is one book; however that portrays a lesson that still exists today. That book is To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee. She writes about a time of racism and otherization through the eyes of a young girl names, Scout. In this novel, racism is part of life for the people of Maycomb. The people living there do not know any other way to live. They discriminate against blacks, mulattos, the poor, and people they do not even know any information about. Blacks encountered most of the discrimination, by the people of Maycomb. Tom Robinson is a black man that is accused of raping a poor girl names Mayella Ewell. Atticus Finch the father of Scout and…show more content…
The Ewells were poor, dirty, and very rude people, whose family is known all throughout Maycomb. What is interesting is that, when Tom is being questioned, they ask him why he helped Mayella when she asked him. His answer was that he felt bad for her. Even though both classes, black and poor are discriminated against, it is still unjust for a black person to feel bad for anyone, because blacks were the lowest in class at the time. The Cunninghams were people that were not necessarily discriminated against, just misunderstood. They never took anything that they could not repay. However, if they could repay anyone, they would use items such as: firewood, vegetables, and anything else they could grow or find themselves. In conclusion, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a classic because of what is has taught. It has hopefully sparked awareness about racism and exclusion of “different and poor” people. It has taught and is hopefully still teaching a lesson about what our world was once like and how we have evolved over time. I believe people still read this book, so we as world do not slip back into those horrible ways of
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