SOCIETY NORMS VS. INDIVIDUALITY
The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee deals
with several controversial topics. Among these is society
norms vs. individual. The setting of the story takes place
in the 1930’s in the southern town of Maycomb. In Maycomb it
was hard for people like Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and Heck
Tate to maintain individuality in a 1930’s society.
Atticus Finch was distinct from his society for several
reasons. Atticus (a
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go on trial. Also, in spite of everyone’s belief, he
also takes into consideration the innocence of Tom Robinson.
In any society it is important to maintain ones own
individuality, and not follow the predilection of others.
This book truly conveys the importance of distinctiveness.
Furthermore, no society can be described as normal. Society
follows examples from the past, and every person contributes
to this. Instead each person should contribute to their own