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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee
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Describe the illogical thinking patterns of some of Maycomb's citizens and what Harper Lee is saying about them and us. A. Avery's weather theory

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Apart from the ones mentioned above, what about Mrs. Merriweather and her Missionary Circle? These good Christians supposedly want to propagate the Gospel in a primitive society but actually revel in dîscourse over their savage ways for a cheap thrill. Moreover, when Tom Robinson is shot and killed at the prison when trying to escape, these white ladies can't understand the need for his friends and acquaintances to mourn. One church member complains that her "help" Sophia has been on a pout ever since the "incident." Evidently, there is an automatic dichotomy between the Negroes in Africa and those at home.

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