The novel was written in a time of racial inequality in the United States.
To Kill a Mockingbird is told in the perspective of a young girl named Scout, in the late 1920s and early 1930s, who is naïve and innocent.
- Nationally, roughly four million animals are killed in shelters every year.
Of these, roughly 95% of all shelter animals are healthy and treatable. No animal should have to ever be a part of these awful statistics.
The jury’s decision however, was not based on evidence, but on race.
A jury is supposed to put their beliefs aside and make a decision based on the information given during the trial....
[tags: Symbolism in To Kill a Mockingbird] - Paul Simon, the musician, once said, “If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, [you have] created a special little thing, and [that is] what [I am] looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything” (Simon 1).
Racism in the 1930s and until the 1960s was a very serious issue.
Scout matures throughout the novel through her father, Atticus, and she becomes more aware of the prejudice in Maycomb County.
When Atticus loses his case, Scout and her brother, Jem, learn that blacks cannot have a fair trial, but their new found maturity has taught them not assume someone’s character without knowing them first, such as with Boo Radley....