Books and Movies Reviews

To Kill A Mockingbird

The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a novel written with a certain substance that is lacking in many novels of the 20th Century.Harper Lee was able to write this book, which heavily represents a very robust set of morals, in a way that expresses her opinions, rather than desecrating other people's beliefs. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee introduced her feelings towards the injustice that happens in our justice system, the ways that segregation and discrimination are sometimes overlooked in our society, and that you can't fully understand someone else's opinion until you "climb into his skin and walk around in it."She was able to express her views through these themes, without being overly manipulative.The injustice in our society's justice system is represented by the trial of Tom Robinson.A woman named Mayella Ewell accused Tom Robinson of rape.Even though Tom's lawyer, Atticus Finch, was able to prove that Tom could not have raped Mayella, Tom is found guilty because he is a black man, and according to Atticus when he tries to describe what happened to his daughter "Scout," a judge will always believe a white woman's word, no matter how low she is in the caste system to any black man's word.This is just one of the many overlooked ways of segregation.
Harper Lee also expresses her views on how hypocritical many Americans were when it came to segregation.In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee describes an elementary school teacher that denounces the way that the Jewish people were treated by Hitler, but she sees nothing wrong with the way that Tom Robinson is being treated for merely being accused of rape by Mayella Ewell.Another point that Harper Lee makes clear is by describing that there is a group of people who run charities to raise money for the people of Africa, because the Africans lead lives which are so awful, bu

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