Flaws of Society

952 words 4 pages
Flaws of Society – To Kill a Mocking Bird
Bailey Moser
October, 13 2012

Some novels and plays seem to advocate changes in social or political attitudes, or in traditions. Note briefly the particular attitudes or traditions that Harper Lee apparently wishes to modify. Then analyze the techniques she uses to influence the readers views. Do not merely summarize the plot.

The novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird, was a revolutionary tale about growing up and the flaws in society. The author, Harper Lee, uses logos, pathos and ethos to express and influence the reader of her feelings toward racism, segregation, and stereotypes. These are all flaws that society as a whole has had for many years, and all of them are against the word of god,
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Scout, is one who voices her concerns frequently about this very issue. She is constantly questioning why the blacks and whites and constantly separated, why people like the Cunninghams’ aren’t associated with people like the Finches, and why Boo Radley is segregated by the county for his differences though he is not black, or lower class. This leads her on many adventures, and eventually to her own moral forthcoming.
Stereotypes are a part of human society and have been and will continue to be because of complacency. People naturally judge and condemn others for their way of life and separate them into groups with all the others that are supposedly like them. The character of Alexandra Finch is one who stereotypes are important to. She holds herself and her family to I higher status than others, and won’t even think of associating with someone she considers beneath her. At one point in the novel she goes as far as to tell Scout she can’t play with Walter Cunningham because the was of a lower class.
To Kill a Mocking Bird, is an extraordinary tale about the coming of age and the flaws that society accepts as the norm. Harper Lee, the author, uses logos, pathos and ethos to express and influence the reader of her feelings toward racism, segregation, and stereotypes, all are


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