Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Themes

I finished this book several days ago. I don't know if anyone else has, but if you have...what do you think the major themes are? Obviously, prejudice and learning not to judge people before you know them...but do you think there are others? How do they appear at different points in the story?

1 comment:

PrincesseBelle&heart; said...

I think the coexistence(sp?) of good and evil is one of the major themes. The book shows Jem and Scout transitioning from innocent children to adulthood in a way...and how they transition into this shows them maturing and becoming more experienced in what they see and how they handle things. I think a theme that goes along with this is the education of the children in the fact that they are taught this transition. As for moral themes I think that the lesson in the end is that a sympathetic and soft approach to a child is the best way...unlike Scout's teachers. Does that make sense? Well I hope so...