To Kill a Mockingbird Questions and Answers
by Harper Lee

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, I need themes from chapter 1 to 31.

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Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most impressive American novels. The narrative recounts the events in segregated Maycomb, Alabama, as Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, defends Tom Robinson, a black man who has been arrested for raping a white woman.

There are two key themes examined throughout the narrative: first, the obscurity of good and evil and second, social inequality.

This novel is at its heart a coming-of-age story for the narrator, Scout, and her brother, Jem . The siblings leave their age of innocence in many ways due to the trial of Tom Robinson. During their childhood innocence, they viewed people as inherently and completely good. As they get older and are more exposed to segregated Maycomb, they are forced to come to terms with the idea that people have both good and evil qualities within them and that good does not always conquer evil. Tom Robinson is unable to survive his encounter with evil. Atticus serves as the moral voice throughout the novel because he...

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