Theme Of Isolation In To Kill A Mockingbird

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As the novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' unfolds, Harper Lee develops a vision of the society of Maycomb. Maycomb exhibits many of the values and attitudes of traditional Southern culture. As well as racial prejudice, people's attitudes convey social injustices. Maycomb's society has rigid segregations and social status is dependant on family background. In a community so deprived from any but its own prejudices, those who don't fit in, those who think or act in a way which is considered to be different or out of line, suffer the pain of isolation as a consequence. In Maycomb there is no acceptance for those who do not conform. Harper Lee outlines the social status using characterisation. Scout's fresh and pure mind regards Bob Ewell as filthy

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