Race issues - "To Kill a Mocking Bird" and others

Essay by meisnewbieHigh School, 10th gradeA, October 2006

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Through out many years race has been an important factor of human society. Humans over the ages have observed and speculated the physical differences among individuals and groups. Generally there are 3 main groups, Caucasian, Mongoloids and Negroid. Over the years racism has occurred and conflicts between races (mainly between Caucasian and Negroid). People have used race to gain power and influence others. There are many views to look at when dealing with race issues. Even today in our society there is active racism, racial slurs are becoming less offensive then before as they are used like everyday slang.

The understanding I perceived of race issues has been shaped through out the term after looking at a couple of texts based upon race issues. Generally the composers show a sad , realistic side of the story where race ha

To Kill a Mocking Bird

The composer of this text, Harper Lee has shows the story through the memories of a little innocent girl living in Maycomb, South America.

Harper Lee uses symbolism rather extensively throughout this story, and much of it refers to the problems of racism in the South during the early twentieth century. Harper Lee's effective use of racial symbolism can be seen by studying various examples from the book. This includes the actions of the children, the racist whites, and the actions of Atticus Finch.

The story of to kill a mocking bird takes place in Alabama in the Depression , (1930)and is narrated by the main character, a little girl named Scout Finch. Her father, Atticus , is a lawyer with high moral standards. She and her brother, Jem, and their friend Dill are intrigued by the local rumors about a man named Boo Radley who lives in their neighborhood but never sets foot from...