Essay Examples on American University

To Kill A Mockingbird is seen from the view of the young Girl

Scout and how she saw the things that happened in her eyes She talks about a black man Tom Robinson who has been accused of raping a white woman and the lawyer Atticus Finch has decided to take on Tom s case to try prove his innocence The book is set during a time when racism and black slavery in America was rife This is a fundamental theme within the book and is very important in regards to the political context Throughout the book racism is a continuous theme as during the time of when the book was based around black people were seen as outcasts and indifferent to the white people Black people were seen as a sort of drain on society and the white people thought they were only worthy of being slaves as they were not worthy of doing anything else as they were lower class people This is reflected in the book as the people who asked Atticus Finch to represent them but couldn t afford to pay for his services with money they would give Atticus with payments such as items grown from their crops Within the book Scout talks about how certain people in the town are different one individual who seems to be mentioned frequently is Boo Radley he is described as a strange character who should have been sent to an asylum and even though he stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors he wasn t allowing any member of the 

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