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A childs view of life can seem mysterious joyful magical and at times confusing This applies to Scout Finch the narrator of Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird At the beginning of the novel the reader is introduced to the characters who inhabit Scouts town the mysterious Boo Radley who lives a couple of doors away the poor Cunnighams and the lowlife Ewells Although the story starts out that way it is really about the lessons one must learn throughout life These lessons are presented in the themes From the description of the many social classes the Tom Robinson trial and the conflict between Scout and Aunt Alexandra we find that society is often broken into different groups This is the first major theme of the book The second major theme refers to the title of the novel This theme suggests that it is wrong to unjustly persecute a person Finally the third theme states that you should never give up These three themes arent the only themes in To Kill a Mock ingbird but they are the most apparent In her novel To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee uses the confrontation between Scout and Aunt Alexandra the various families of Maycomb County and the Tom Robinson trial to demonstrate how society is divided into gender class and social groups First of all Aunt Alexandria wants Scout to be more ladylike Since she is a female she should act like one Aunt Alexandria wants Scout to know her place in life This shows that society is divided into groups Another example of social division is demonstrated by the different social classes The various families of Maycomb County are the Finches the Cunninghams and the Ewells The Finches are at the top of the list The Cunninghams come in second and the Ewells are last The Finches are well known throughout the town and everybody hates the Ewells In this case the classes went by the
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