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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an incredibly emotional novel The heart felt plot of this book brings out many themes These themes intertwine to make the storys plot and character twist together wonderfully One theme is that an individuals conscience can sometimes contrast with societys values An example from the book of this theme is Mr Dolphus Raymond Mr Raymond chooses to live with a black woman which comes in conflict with the towns beliefs He makes up for this difference by staggering around drinking out of a paper bag in order for people to think he is constantly drunk therefore having a reason to not change his ways Another example is Arthur Boo Radley who chooses to stay within his house Many citizens Scout and Jem included think this is very strange This is his choice or belief and it comes in conflict with the community Perhaps one of the biggest examples of this theme as well as many others is Atticus deciding to defend Tom Robinson Tom Robinson is a local black man who has been wrongly accused of rape Going against what his friends and family think Atticus defends Tom in court although he knows that it is completely useless since Tom is a Negro This also shows great courage in which will be later discussed Another theme is that as children mature they often have problems at home in school and in society As well adults help influence the way in which their children mature An example of this is how Jem behaves towards the courts as well as towards Negro people Jem seems to have great understanding of the court and as well was brought up with the belief from Atticus his father that all people should be treated equal In my opinion this belief has made Jem a better person as well has given him a better outlook on life Another example is from
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