Final Draft To Kill A Mockingbird essay
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee demonstrates how social issues such as, gender, social class and race influence the development of society, actions and perceptions of individuals during the 1930’s in the South. Lee puts these social issues on display throughout the novel and expresses different scenarios of how the issues take place, what happens during, and after the effect. In addition to this, the author also ties in these issues with the historic setting of the novel which is the 1930’s, during the Depression. She also supports her bonds with accurate situations that people find themselves in because of these social issues.
One of the first social issues that Lee demonstrates is gender stereotypes. Lee mostly portrays female gender stereotypes in the novel; however she does make good decisions on how to present them at their best. The importance of these stereotypes is to help the reader connect to the characters, and make it almost come alive. It’s also very important that Lee made good decisions on how to present these gender stereotypes because they may have not made any sense or fit into the novel’s setting or the plot if they were written any different. The setting in which the story takes place is during the 1930’s, during the time of the Depression, and a lot of discrimination and segregation. Not only were African Americans were segregated, but women, African American and white were discriminated against and put under gender stereotypes simply because their gender.
Women in the past and even now in the present are discriminated against because it is believed by some people that women are not strong enough, are not smart enough, that we gossip constantly, are feminine/ girlish and other stereotypical comments. “…Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a woman” (221). “…that girls always imagined things” (41). Discrimination is a biased action against a specific group of people...