"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee take place in Maycomb, Alabama in the Deep South of America in the 1930s. Scout is a young adolescent who is growing up with the controversy that surrounds herfathers lawsuit. Her father, Atticus Finch is a lawyer who is defending a black man, Tom Robinson, with the charge of raping a white girl. The lives of the characters are changed by racism and this isthe force that develops during the course of the narrative.
Scout has been respectful to the African-Americans in her society and she shows this with her relationship with her maid, Calpurnia.Other children her age have adopted their parents' views, causing her of many problems. Atticus lawsuit seems to isolate his children and Scout is taunted with remarks in the playground. Her onlyretort is violence , does not condone this behaviour either: "My fists were clenched I was ready to make fly. Cecil Jacobs had announced the day before that Scout Finch's daddy defended niggers."
Atticus's battle for justice causes more problems for Scout. She is continually defending him but the racist remarks do not stop. These remarks just show how cruel children can be to other children. Shefeels the need to defend her father to Francis, her cousin. He was also taunting her with accusations: "At a safe distance her called, `He's nothin' but a nigger-lover'." The benign force of racismhas disrupted their lives, especially Scouts, through the old fashioned and discriminative opinions of the younger residents of Maycomb.
Racism has disrupted and changed the lives of thecharacters in `To kill a Mockingbird'. The main characters, the Finches, are persecuted because Atticus is defending a black man in court. My attitude to racism changes as this force is only disturbing Scoutat the beginning of this narrative. Racism is, at first, discriminative on a basic level. My attitude develops as the force of racism is now affecting the many individuals in Maycomb. Furthermore,...
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