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How can I write an essay, including thesis statement and body paragraphs, on the topic of the causes and effects of racism in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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Racism is one of the major themes in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. In writing your essay about the causes and effects of racism, you will want to focus on the character of Tom Robinson, a black man who is falsely accused of rape and defended by Atticus Finch.

To organize your essay, you might want to state a general thesis about how the novel views the causes, effects, and nature of racism in your introduction, and then devote each body paragraph or main section of your essay to discussing the causes and effects of racism on individual characters

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