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A We all know that good literature expresses a theme This is definitely the casein To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee plays with various universal themes that herreaders can relate to I noticed that Lee made a point to show that ignorance andnaiveness are two totally different things This is most obvious when she uses Scout ayoung tomboy to tell her own story Through Scout we meet Boo Radley whom to therest of Maycomb is well a freak because he chooses to live in seclusion Scout howeverthough she has never actually met him uses Boo and his home as sort of like herplayground She finds him mysterious interesting and spooky Another example ofwhere Harper Lee used Scouts naivness is all throughout the trial of Tom RobinsonScout whos father Atticus was a very prominent lawyer in the town defended Tom in hishideous trial Tom who was on trial for raping Mayella Ewell was innocent but he wasbeing accused based solely upon his race Scout and her brother Jem were so accepting ofTom and their father defending them do to Calpurnia the familys faithful Negro cookBecause Scout had this bond with Calpurnia she was not as ignorant as the other peopleof her society and did not understand what was the big deal over someones skin this wasalso shown when she got offended when she heard her father referred to as aB Harper Lee definitely did a great job of writing a novel that readers of my agecan relate to Especially teens in the South where some people still view black people asinferior In Maycomb blacks were still thought of as slaves and therefore treated likedirt This shows how predjuice and evil our world was and probably always will beEveryone can relate to some form of racism Whether it be from the brand of shoes youchoose to wear or the activities you choose to participate in I also thought that sheportrayed the three children in the
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