To Kill A Mockingbird Themes

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Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird, portrays many themes. The theme, racism, is better revealed in the book due to Lee’s extensive vocabulary. Tom Robinson, convicted with rape of a white girl, is a victim himself of racism.

During the scene in the courtroom, Tom Robinson was convicted of raping Mayella Ewell simply because he is black and it is his word against a white man’s word. In the book the blacks lived on the edge of town away from the white people. The blacks had a separate church as well. The theme is poorly portrayed in the movie because it lacks multiple cases of when racism happens and Harper Lee’s vivid description. The only time racism is revealed is in the courtroom when Tom is convicted.

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