Is Harper Lee's 1960 Novel to Kill a Mockingbird Is a Text That Has Changed the World?

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Harper Lee's 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is a text that has changed the world as it teaches people and changes the views of the reader about racism present in South America during the 1930s, parenting and about core values. The book gives an insight into the segregation and hypocrisy in South America, shows a new and better way of raising children and shows what courage truly is. To Kill a Mockingbird is a text that changed the world because gives an insight into the segregation and hypocrisy in South America during the 1930s. During these years, there was a huge wall of separation between the white Americans and the black African Americans. White people believed they were superior to the blacks and barely viewed them as human beings. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee writes accurate descriptions of how racism was ingrained in the daily lives of Americans such as Aunt Alexandra whose response to Scout as to why she cannot play with a black boy is "Because- he – is – trash, that’s why you can’t play with him". Alexandra is not giving Scout a real reason why because she has no reason other than she grew up with society telling her black and white children could not play together and was brainwashed into believing it. Another situation that shows the shocking segregation is when Cecil Jacobs asked a question about why the Jewish were persecuted in class "But that ain’t no cause to persecute ‘em. They’re white aren’t they?" Cecil understands that it is wrong to persecute people as long as they are white. This again shows the racist society these Americans were brought up in as it was wrong to persecute a white person because they were human but fine to persecute a black person because they were not human. In the more modern years of the twenty-first century, segregation is becoming less and less present in our society and it is now a ridiculous and inhumane
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