to kill a mocking bird discrimination

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Write up a page on how the theme of discrimination is developed through the motive of ‘walking around in their shoes’ and the symbolism of the title. ‘ You can never really understand a person until you consider things from there point of view…-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,’ This quote by Atticus on page 33 of the novel To Kill A Mockingbird develops the theme of discrimination throughout the book. The motive of ‘walking around in their shoes,’ is something that most of the people of Maycomb don’t do very well. Atticus is a highlight of the town. As his character develops in the novel, he comes across as calm, empathetic and nonjudgmental. He also is one of the few who can see things from another’s point of view. In the 1930s in America, racism was a big issue based on discrimination against black people. Most white people, in the novel discriminate against the black people because they fail to see life from their point of view. As the reader begins to see the unfairness of the actions against black people, mostly because of Atticus’ speech, the theme of discrimination is developed through the motive of ‘walking around in their shoes.’ The title, To Kill A Mockingbird is very symbolic and meaningful. The quote which corresponds with the title is also said by Atticus and is, ‘Shoot all the blue jays you want if you can’t hit ‘em, but it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ There are two characters in the text which are metaphorical to the mockingbird. One is the obvious one, Tom Robinson, a black man accused of the rape of a white girl, whom Atticus defends, and the other is Boo Radley. Just like a mockingbird, Tom Robinson only did good and in the end was accused of a crime he didn’t commit. He helped Mayella Ewell every time she asked, for free, and for it he was accused of raping her. Scout Finch, the narrator develops
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