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15 December, 2017 in default category name
A Short Review of a Novel To Kill a Mockingbird
To make a long story short, here is the opening of the novel where the action rises. The events of the story take place in a small town of Maycomb. Its residents are To Kill a Mockingbird characters who go through harsh times as the country is crisis-ridden. In other words, the Great Depression is in its full swing. Scout Finch and his family haven't avoided this economic condition and spend their quiet living as the other average citizens. Every single summer the boy, together with his brother and close friend Drill, have fun in the cottage of his aunt. Once they got interested in the personality of Boo Radley. An idea to get to know more about this neighbor, about whom people spread many negative rumors. Apparently, Boo shows an interest to Scout and Jem in return leaving some presents for them in a tree hollow.
The situation becomes very tense when Atticus, Scout's father, advocates Tom Robinson, who is accused of sexual assault of Mayella Ewell, a white woman. Being courageous and not afraid of the judgments, he maintains his position. The evidence shows that he is right, and Robinson could not be the abuser, as his left arm is seriously injured in an accident. The version suggested by Atticus assumes that the father of Mayella, Bob, is a real criminal who has been violating his daughter for years.
However, there is no happy end at the end of the story, justice is not the thing that ruled the judges and they consider the color of the skin the thing to form an opinion about a person. Therefore, Tom is arrested and kept in a prison. He decides to escape, but the plan is not successful and he is killed on his way to freedom.
The next events are quite predictable, ashamed Bob Ewell wants to revenge Atticus. He wants to attack Scout and Jem and to murder them. Thankfully, the innocent are saved by Boo Radley.
Truly, the book is a masterpiece in the literature world, combining a number of humanistic ideas and showing a progressive view on the human equality. Religion in To Kill a Mockingbird plays a significant role. The color of the skin was a burning topic at those times, which prevented people from a good-natured attitude to each other. What is more, people should never judge others not being aware of all the details of the situation. It is much easier to stay aside and criticize, but who could leave all prejudgments and just give a hand to somebody. The moral of the novel is that deep inside of all people are their intimate feelings and the beautiful inner mental world, so nobody has the right to offend others. Until you face the challenge you can not estimate other person going through it.