To kill a mocking bird Essay

Submitted By ZhangY16
Words: 684
Pages: 3

Zhang, YuanFang William
10S+ English
28th August 2013
To kill a mocking bird

Theme no.1 Sometimes people are small minded in their views.

Excerpt: "'Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now.'
I mumbled that I was sorry and retired meditating upon my crime." Page 17

Commentary:Scout's first grade teacher makes her feel bad about being able to read, when she should feel proud that she can read and write at such a young age. Scout even apologizes and referred to her ability as a crime. This exchange demonstrates how many people in Maycomb are very small minded in their views. In my point of view scout should be proud that she came read and write at that time. It was really rare for a girl like her age to know how to write and read, it tells us that Scout is a really smart girl, but the because of her education environment Scout fails to recognize her fascinating study abilities. People shouldn't be minded in their views.

Theme no.2 : All mankind shall be equal, don't judge someone just because of their race.

Excerpt: ""'The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place. It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. The defendant is not guilty, but somebody in this courtroom is.'" Page 203

Commentary: Atticus' strong closing arguments prove what an excellent lawyer he is. Atticus speaks only the truth and tries to force those in the courtroom, including his children, to examine the facts rather than the race of the accused. This speech must have taken a lot of courage, but to Atticus, it is absolutely necessary. Atticus thinks every one and every kind shall gain the same treatments and respect; people shall not judge others differently simply because of their race. IN my point of view Atticus is doing the right thing, everyone in the world shall be treated equally; people shall believe in each other, and don't doubt on some people simply because they are black or aren't white. So again everyone shall get the same treatments.

Theme no.3 Don't justify somebody before you even meet them.

Excerpt: "When I pointed to him his palms slipped slightly, leaving greasy sweat steaks on the wall, and he hooked his thumbs in his belt. A strange small spasm shook him, as if he heard fingernails scrape slate, but as I gazed at him in