December 11, 2013
To Kill A Mockingbird Book Review
CLAIM AND ANALYSIS
“There’s a black boy dead for no reason and the responsible for it is dead. Let the dead bury the dead this time Mr. Finch” (276). Claim: To Kill A Mockingbird is a story of injustice and justice.
Analysis: The novel is a story of both unfairness and fairness. The story is unfair because Tom Robinson died due to a crime he never committed. Although it was obvious he was innocent, he was still found guilty. The community is racist and very judgmental because they took a white man word over a black man word. The story is also fair because the man that caused tom’s death ended up dying, giving justice. Boo Radely was judge a lot in the book but, at the end Boo was able to get justice. “I shut my eyes Jude Taylor was polling it to the jury : “Guilty … guilty … guilty … guilty …” I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each “ guilty” was a separated stab between the” (211). Claim: To Kill A Mockingbird is a coming of age story.
Analysis: The novel shows how Jem mature in the story. When they were in the court room and Jude Taylor was polling to the jury. Jem reacts to the results was very emotion because Scout said each guilty was a separate stab for Jem. Jem know was innocent but the jury found Tom guilty. Jem also realized that Maycomb people are racist. Thought this story Jem is mature and also coming of age. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ” (30). Claim: A theme in To Kill A Mockingbird is that empathy will overcome evil.
Analysis: The major theme in the novel is that people should not only thing their point of view they should all so see it from other peoples points of view. Atticus told Scout to not judge people from their perspective. Atticus also told her to consider other peoples point of view she would be better...
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