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Gran Canary Essay

620 words - 3 pages

To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
To kill a mockingbird is a story about innocence, knowledge, prejudice, courage and growing up. The
main character is Scout Finch. The book is about what she learns about people and life over the
course of those two years. The book takes place in 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama. She lives with her
father Atticus, her brother Jem and their cook. Scout´s father is a lawyer.
Scout basically learns 4 major lessons of the course of the book; she learns them partly from Atticus
and partly from her own experience.
The first lesson; is that you don't understand someone until you put yourself in their shoes. She
takes a while to master this ...view middle of the document...

To kill a mockingbird is to take advantage of someone
weaker than you.
The second face of the book involves Tom Robinson. Tom is a black man who been arrested in charge
with raping a white women named Mayella Ewell. Atticus has been appointed as a defend attorney
and he is determined to do a good job at it even if he knows he going to lose because of racism.
Everybody in town is racist. Jem and Scout getting teased and talked about, because their father is
defending a black man. Atticus doesn't want them to fight the other kids but to try to be calm and
keep their heads up to the face of adversity. He wants to teach them the lesson: the true bravery is
when you keep fighting of persevering even when you know you can't win.
Scout and Jem sit in the court house to watch the trial along the rest of the town. Atticus does a
great job with his defense and the children think he is going to win. For one thing Mayella the victim
and the father Bob Ewell the other witness for prosecution are both obnoxious and doesn't seem
trustworthy, also the physical evidence is against them.
The jury convicted Tom, because a white jury isn't going quilt a black man, accused of raping a white
woman. The children were crushed of Tom's conviction, as Atticus knew all along they would be, and
at a dramatic moment they learn about the evil side of their whole community and the fact even
justice system is tainted by unfairness.
In the end of the book, is when Scout finally grasps the first lesson about understanding people by
putting yourself in their shoes.

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