Examples Of Juxtaposition In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Juxtaposition of Atticus compared to the people of Maycomb shows how prejudiced the town is and how Atticus’ actions make him stand out from the crowd, revealing the theme of moral courage. Lee explores the struggle within us all between tolerance and discrimination shown by the difficulty the jury has when choosing the verdict of Tom Robinson. In the end, the dominant discourse of discrimination wins and the often-hidden goodness or evilness of people is unveiled when the jury don’t stand against this dominant discourse. Proving to us once again, that we must stand up against injustice just like Atticus did. “but in the secret courts of men's hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed”