Theme Of Ignorance In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird "Ignorant individuals are those who refuse to see the world through the eyes of another." - Matthew Michael James once said. Ignorance is something that is oblivious to humans and are not aware of their lack of knowledge about other people. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, displays Attics Finch a lawyer that was chosen to defend Tom Robinson's life from the racist people in Maycomb County such as Bob Ewell, and to always be their for his two children Scout, and Jem that experience many conflicts throughout the novel. Two characters that show bewilderment throughout the course of the novel is Scout, and Bob Ewell. One character in the novel that shows ignorance throughout the course of the novel is Bob Ewell. "This morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life."(271) Bob Ewell was desperate for revenge and the help that Atticus was trying to prove Tom's innocence of something that Bob Ewell caused. This quote is important because it showed that Bob had no respect for Atticus, and his embarrassment in court was his main priority in getting him back. "Too proud to fight, you nigger-lovin' bastard."(272) He is saying that he knows that he was the one that raped his daughter Mayella, and takes out his anger on Atticus, and on behalf of the black community…show more content…
In To Kill A Mockingbird, characters including Scout and Bob Ewell all have ignorance that showed what they did not know about their surrounding and the knowledge they knew about people in Maycomb County. The message of this novel is to understand the world that we live in and accept what was given to you and to judge people by their actions and not to exaggerate the negative aspects in life as in not to "Judge the color of their skin, but by their character." - Martin Luther
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