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09/08/2019

“To Kill a Mockingbird” Essay Help?

QUESTION
“To Kill a Mockingbird” Essay Help?
I am doing a 4 paragraph essay on “To kill a mockingbird” by Harper Lee.
I have read the same chapters 2-3 times and it is really hard for me to comprehend it. I try to but i just don’t remember much. Our class has only read chapters 1-8.
I just need some help.

The questions are:
1) How can prejudice lead to injustice?
2) Do individuals have the right to protect the innocent? Explain
3)How are insight, maturity, understanding, and integrity not always related to age, social standing, or formal education.
4) Is the fear of the unknown positive or negative? Explain.

I just need a good start to get me going so I can understand what I have to do.
Thank you.

ANSWER
1) How can prejudice lead to injustice?
Prejudice leads to injustice. Racism leads to discrimination. In the novel, the prejudice and racism feelings held by the white society of Maycomb lead to injustice; they maltreated the black people and they believed that they were superior to the blacks. The Tom Robinson trial would be the perfect example. The twelve white juries were not in favor of Tom Robinson despite the fact that he was innocent simply because Tom is a black man and the accusers, the notorious Bob and Mayella Ewell, were whites.

2) Do individuals have the right to protect the innocent? Explain
Yes most certainly. Individuals have the right to protect the innocent. Atticus, in the novel, chose to defend Tom Robinson because he believed that Tom was innocent and that he was slandered by white trash (the Ewells). Atticus stood up for what’s right and although the people around him disagreed, Atticus paid no attention to them. Atticus tried his very best to defend Tom Robinson and to prove him innocent.

3)How are insight, maturity, understanding, and integrity not always related to age, social standing, or formal education?
People always say that the more mature you are, the wiser you get. It is true in some cases, but it doesn’t mean that young people don’t have mature understanding. Scout, for instance, was stronger than Jem in the case of moral conscience. Scout saw through the evil world with innocence and positive perspective, meanwhile Jem was crushed by his disappointment. Atticus was not as young as the other fathers in the Maycomb county, he had the integrity and courage to dare to defend what’s right against all odds. Compared to the teachers in Scout’s school, Miss Caroline and Miss Gates, Atticus was way wiser than they are despite the fact that these teachers learned formal education formally while Atticus didn’t. Miss Caroline, for instance, was very rigid and not understanding. Miss Gates was a hypocrite. She hated the fact that Adolf Hitler persecuted Jews and discriminated them, whereas she herself discriminated and maltreated the blacks. Little Walter Cunningham was also quite mature for his age because he was driven to work instead of to study at school. Atticus and he could speak of working and mature stuffs.

4) Is the fear of the unknown positive or negative? Explain.
It depends on how you see it. The fear of the unknown is normal and common, yet it can be both positive and negative. Jem and Scout feared Boo because they didn’t know him and he was such a mysterious man. Their fear, however, led to extreme curiosity that made Atticus mad because they were disturbing the peace of Boo. Don’t bother what doesn’t want to be bothered.