We need to ask what lessons we are conveying with Harper Lee's classic, and how useful they are to 21st century students. Barra writes, "It's time to stop pretending that To Kill a Mockingbird is some kind of timeless classic that ranks with the great works of American literature.
Apart from Atticus, the fathers described are abusers.
Scout has many confrontations with prejudice throughtout the novel After being accused of rape, most of the people see him as an evil beast. Jem's faith in justice is badly shaken. Atticus, he was real nice," to which he responds, "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.
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