Analyzing The Theme Of Prejudice In 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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To Kill A Mockingbird Digging A Little Deeper After having read the novel & seeing the movie, it occurs to me that the story is set in during the days of great depression when racism and prejudice was still around, but more and more people were fighting for equality and rights. The city is Maycomb, Alabama, where trouble is brewing when Atticus Finch takes up the job of lawying for a negro man in court and is then forward criticized and mocked for defending him. People treat each other like crap in this town and the economy is terrible. People don’t have much jobs because the great depression but those who do are farmers. He was convicted of rape, and was testified against by Robert E. Lee Ewell, the town drunk. He gives a lousy effort to convince…show more content…
Ewell is stalking them carrying a knife. And he jumps scout, but Jem jumps on his back and punches him Mr. Ewell punches Jem and breaks him arm, then dah dah dah dah, Arthur Radley jumps out of the house kicks the crap out of Mr. Ewell and stabs him with the knife that Ewell had, killing him. After he carried Jem and scout home where Scout finally sees that Mr. Arthur Radley isn’t evil he’s just a normal person who’s actually kind of shy. So he saved scout and Jem’s lives. Scout is just a straight, plain tom-boy. She wears dirty overalls, very scruffy, has bangs and, like most tom-boys, hates to wear dresses. Jem is her older brother, who is a clever yet odd boy. Dill is this strange kid who Scout and Jem found in a garden, he wants to marry scout. Atticus is Jem and Scout’s father who stands up for negroes. Mr. Ewell is the abusive drunk father of Mayella Ewell. And Tom Robinson ins the wrongly convicted negro that supposedly raped Mayella. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has the time to read it all and likes a good, deep book. What really grabbed me was the dual story line on the kids and Boo Radley and Atticus defending Tom Robinson’s case. The racism is so deeply rooted into
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