Hate in To Kill A Mocking Bird
At the time it was written, To Kill a Mockingbird was looked down upon since there was so much hatred towards negroes. Few people in the United States realized the unjustified prejudice against the negro. The novel focuses on how the main character, Atticus Finch, deals with the controversy surrounding his actions and how he tries to shelter his family from it.
The book's climax, where it is
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opened my eyes to the common prejudices that still exist in today's society. The book derives its name from when Scout, who serves as the narrator, and her older brother Jem both receive air rifles for Christmas. They are given specific instructions never to kill a mockingbird because it sings beautiful songs and does no damage to anyone. I realized that this can be contrasted from the plot of the book, when Atticus defends Tom.