Theme Of Moral Education In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird is a story with a list of different themes that we have to identify through reading the story. Atticus is a main character in the story and here we will analyze how he is connected to the themes in the book. First we must list the different themes of To Kill A Mockingbird which are: Moral Education & The importance of teaching it to our youth, The existence of social inequality, and Good vs Evil.
I wanna start with the most elucidate theme, the existence of social inequality/racism. Social inequality can be defined as the marginalised, segregated groups of society whom do not share equal social status solely because of wealth, race or any one of the other discriminative reasons. Social classes in Maycomb are exposed early
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There was numerous lessons Atticus taught to his children Jem and Scout about. life, risk, and oppurtunities. Atticus taught his children life lessons based on what he knows, and what he has been through. During this quote Atticus is trying to teach his children a lesson about courage, what it really means, and what happens when you become courageous.. “ I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when your licked before you begin but you begin anywayand you see it through no matter what. You rarely win but sometimes you do.” ( Lee.119). Atticus Finch is directly connected to the theme of Moral Education, because he is teaching his children about morals throughout the entire …show more content…
Tom and Arthur along side Atticus being” the good” vs Bob Ewell “the evil”. The most noteable element of evil in the novel is racism, and is too great to be overcame in this type of society. To the people of Maycomb being prejudice towards black and hating them are apart of nomal life. They don’t see anything morally wrong in racism. During the Robinson trial Atticus trys to demonstrate that is not true, and that there is something morally wrong with being racist. Here he gives the jury a speech on racism.. “ [Some] negroes lie, some negroes are immoral, some negro men are not to be trusted around women- black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men.” (Lee.217). He does get the people to consider that it is not morally right to be racist, but it didn’t change the outcome of the case. Majority of the county is racist, but Bob Ewell is the worst kind of racist. He doesn’t work and is prejudice against anyone who doesn’t fit into Maycombs fixed expectations of how people should behave. Bob Ewell falsely accused Tom Robinson of rape, and now has him in custody. When Bob Ewell threatens the lives of little Jem and Scout, Arthur Radley comes in an saves them. Both situations show portray the good vs evil theme, and the fact that Atticus has realtionships with all three of the characters connects him to the theme. He was said to be a racist, but not