Examples Of Racial Tensions In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” -John F. Kennedy. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about the story of Jem and Scout Finch living in the 1930s. The kids are four years apart in age, and are just trying to figure out who they really are. Having a dad as a lawyer is hard enough, but when Atticus, the kids dad, is assigned to defend a black man, it exposes them to a world they didn’t know existed. When people have been exposed to racial tensions, they lose their innocence. Innocence lost, prejudicsm, and standing up for what you believe in are all main key points to the main topic of racial tensions. Although during these day and ages, kids innocence is normally lost during the “tween” year, it was not normal in the ‘30s for kids to lose innocence around the ages of 13-18.…show more content…
Scout never wanted to be a girly girl when she grew up. The influences of being around boys all the time she was almost raised like one. This is proof Scout is starting to lose her innocence because normally she would have never thought of acting like a lady. The loss of innocence is hard because the world is viewed in a completely different manner, and start to question things that were accepted before. Viewing the world is especially hard when World War ll is going on and discrimination against black people is overtaking the country. World War ll was discrimination against Jews, and America was discriminating black people. But the kids in school were taught that what they were doing to the Jews was bad even though they were doing the exact same thing to the black

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