Prejudice And Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Two main themes of the book are prejudice and injustice in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. But there are three more themes that a reader can dig out. They could be courage, growing up, or maturing, and the types of education. There are many characters who show the quality of courage in this book, especially Atticus. He accepts Tom Robinson’s case, even though he well knows that he will lose the fight, because of prejudice at the time. Atticus states, “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,” (pg 84) He understands that he will not succeed, but he has the courage to face the jury and say, “Yes, I accept the case, even though it will all be in vain.” Another character in…show more content…
At first, Scout was a tough, tom-boyl, that refused to dress like a normal girl. But as the story continues and she starts to understand the world around her better, she matures, eventually into a youthful, intelligent white girl, the only one who probably really understands Boo. On the other hand, Jem seems to have some trouble in understanding Tom Robinson’s horrid trial. He cries over it, and that is one way he matures. Lastly, Scout faces a problem on her first day of school. She finds out that the way Mrs. Caroline, her new teacher, teaches, is far from her father’s style. Scout has already learned to read, but Mrs. Caroline doesn’t like this happening in he classroom and lectures her about it. Scout goes to Atticus for help and figures out that Mrs. Caroline just learned a different way of teaching and this will not effect the nightly readings with Atticus. So, the next day she goes to school normally, taking in Mrs. Caroline’s way of education, and learning to accept certain things that aren’t that simple to accept. These three topics can be found in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. They may not be as significant as the themes of prejudice and injustice, but they stand out enough in the book to be worth talking

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