To Kill a Mockingbird
ToKill a Mockingbird
Oneof the main themes overrunning the novel is the threat hatred andevil pose to goodness and innocence. Indeed ignorance and insensitiveracial profiling stands out as the principal embodiment of hatred andevil as infant incorruptibility of Jem and Scout is renderedcatastrophic by the issues of the trial.
Calpurniais a unique character that serves to establish a bridge between thetwo worlds. Here, the reader develops a double life that borders boththe black community and Finch household. When she goes to church, herconversation changes, she speaks with a coloured dialect, differentfrom what she speaks in Atticus`s home. This speech demonstrates thegulf between the whites and blacks in Maycomb.
Moreover,Alexandra comes as an embodiment of customs of the adulthood. Dill`sreturn also quite emphasizes the gulf between the development of Jemand Scout. The young Jem is seen indignantly urging Scout to actgirl-like, and this is a clear indication of the awareness of theexpectations and social roles. Here Jem proves old for childhoodsolidarity that Dill`s presence evokes. However, to Scout, Jem is atraitor, though indicates a mark of maturation unto adulthood.
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