To Kill A Mocking Bird

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In the book To Kill A Mocking Bird there is a constant battle for human morality, and the book is constant in showing the struggle of goodness or evilness in people. Atticus, who is the father of Scout and Jem, who also plays the role of teacher for his children,firmly believs that people all posses the ability to do good in the world, equally so they posses the ability to perform evil acts as well. Although, Atticus is convinced that despite the struggle between good and evil, good will ultimately win. Atticus, who is also a lawyer, works hard to defend Tom Robinson, an innocent black man who is wrongly accused of raping a white woman. In hopes to teach not only his children, but his accusing town, of the great importance to not be so quick to judge. Deep in Americas southern states, in the small racist town of Maycomb, this battle occurred during the Depression era, because of this setting this case was considered a suicide mission, for he was Jesus preeching amongst the pharisees. Ignoring the seemingly impossible challenge of overcoming the town's deep racism, he continued on forcing the town to change their social perspectives, Atticus continues on with this challenge because in his heart he firmly believes that one day, goodness will prevail over the evils of racism and that alas racial equality will exist!
Throughout the book, Jem and Scout make the cliche transformation from the naive, oblivious, kid to the wise and mature, young adult.As it is that Jem is older than Scout, Jem is the one who experiences maturity first and he shows a lead in this change. Slowly but surely young Scout begins to experience this change and transition as well. You notice how at the start of the novel young Scout and Jems way of percepting life is so innocent, believing in the goodness of all people, the think that the town adheres to the exact same morals they and their father do. It isn't until Tom Robinson's trial that the children's eyes are opened. It it

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