To Kill A Mockingbird Quote Analysis

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel about the youth seeing the evil, hypocrisy, and injustice in adult society. Write a paragraph, complete with a topic sentence, that discusses one example of each idea from the incidents in the novel. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem definitely realize that the county they are growing up in is an adult society with evil, injustice, and hypocrites. Scout and Jem’s transition from a perspective of childhood innocence, in which they assume that people are good because they have never seen evil, to a more adult perspective, in which they have confronted evil and must incorporate it into their understanding of the world. As a result of this portrayal of the transition from innocence to experience, one…show more content…
A moral voice of the good and evil in this novel is Atticus Finch, who is unique in the fact that he has experienced and understood evil without losing his faith in the human capacity for good. Atticus understands that, rather than simply being creatures of good or creatures of evil, most people have both good and bad qualities. You may say that Atticus might be one of the few that has not been corrupted by the county evil. Hypocrisy occurs in Mrs. Gate’s class when she teaches about the horrors of Hitler and how America would never persecute others. “Over here we don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.” However, her attitude towards the whole Tom Robinson case says the complete opposite. Scout even hears her say after Tom's sentence "it's time someone taught 'em a lesson, they were gettin' way above themselves, an' next thing they think they can do is marry us. " Scout does a lot of "growing up" in this novel. She doesn't understand much about the world in the beginning, and by the end she understands a little too much. Scout's ignorance shows in her interaction with the new teacher in school, Walter Cunningham, her aunt, and the townspeople. She deals with
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