To Kill a Mockingbird

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English Essay Task

“Despite the bleak portrayal of human behaviour in the novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ still offers a positive view of society. Do you agree?”

The novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ does still give a positive view of society. The novel shows that in every event in life that shows the unfair or evil behaviour of mankind there will be a silver lining that provides the positivity of society and shows that society isn’t all evil. Positive spirit within a community is the key to having a positive society. Even though the world is unfair, the world is changing and hopefully for the better. This book also shows that people are slowly beginning to accept each other into one another’s world and that everyone deserves an equal chance at life and everyone deserves to live life to its fullest. It is for these reasons that this novel still gives a positive view of society.

Everyone coming together as a group to support each other is an integral part of having a positive community. In the house burning scene, it is a very grim moment but with everyone’s community spirit, everyone joins together to help Miss Maudie through the tough time of losing her home. “The men of Maycomb, in all degrees of…she valued most.” This quote shows how everyone joins forces to help Miss Maudie save her items. Miss Stephanie provides Miss Maudie with somewhere to stay while she is homeless. “He led us…for the time being.” These examples of community spirit provide a reason to why this book still gives a positive view of society.

The world is changing, but let’s hope, the world is changing for the better, like in the book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. The court case that Atticus took to defend Tom Robinson in a charge of rape against Mayella Ewell is like a changing point in the history of interracial hatred. Normally in any case involving charges against a black man the jury would make up their mind within minutes that most definitely the black man would be guilty of whatever...
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