To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee

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Book: To kill a Mockinbird

Author: Harper Lee

The Main theme in this book is prejudice. You will learn about segregation and how unfair it was.

To Kill A Mocking Bird deals with many primal and basic lessons in human nature. The book exposes many issues that affect most people throughout their lives. Scout, the main character was one of the most affected by these lessons. During the book she was exposed to many profound experiences, which no doubt will leave a lasting impression. In the three years that the book took place, she may have learned the most

important things she will learn over her entire life.

One person that affected Scouts life was Boo Radley. He brought wonder, fear and then finally relief to her heart. At first kids thought he was evil. There were rumours that while he cut out the newspaper for his scrap book he 'drove the scissors into his parent's leg.'(pg11)

He had tried to kill them. Even though this may have been just a rumor the kids were terrified of the Radleys. They described him often as a monster 'six-and-a-half feet tall' with 'bloodstained' hands. He was said to eat 'raw squirrels and any cats he could catch'.(pg12) During the rest of the book Scout and companions tried to meet Arthur (Boo) and get over their fear of him. They did not succeed. But he showed affection for them by leaving them

gifts in a tree. Finally at the end of the book he proves he is a good person by saving Scout and Jem's lives. In this instance Scout may have found that to negatively prejudge someone is wrong. She also learned compassion.

Scout also learnt about the ugliness of life. About death and pain. This lesson occurred while her brother had...