Analyzing Themes of To Kill a Mockingbird
Analyzing Themes of To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lees first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, displays the life of a small southern family struggling through the depression in Maycomb, Alabama. Similar to any other southern town, the prejudiced whites look down upon the Negroes. The family overcomes many obstacles thrown at them by the prejudiced town. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, the major themes of courage, innocence, and prejudice are instrumental in the portrayal of life in a small southern community.
The prime challenge to anyones courage is the Radley house. Jem is known for his courage, and it appears that even the Radley house doesn?t scare him. Dill wants to test Jems courage by betting that Jem will not touch the Radley house. Jem has to accept because he cannot allow Scout and Dill to think he?s as a coward. “His courage was a source of pride” (****courage 1)
Curiosity is one of courages best allies. It helps breed courage, especially in children, but it finally gets the best of Jem and Dill, and they to sneak up to the Radley house to get a quick peak of Boo. They get caught and have
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