To Kill A Mockingbird: The Unfairness Of Life



Life is tough enough without having barriers in one's way such as;
being a social outcast, a victim of racism, or having to suffer due to
poverty. Three of the characters from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird were
born into facing versions of those barriers. The characters include Walter
Cunningham, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson. These less fortunate people in
the novel are forced to deal with serious harsh realities of life, and the
way they deal with them diversifies from victim to victim.

Walter Cunningham was without a doubt a kind, honest man with hopes
and dreams just like most people. He, unfortunately had to deal with the
problem of poverty. The Cunningham family was one ...

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shamin' him, Miss
Caroline. Walter hasn't got a quarter at home to bring you, and you can't
use any stovewood." (21) When Miss Caroline offers the money to Walter,
Scout quickly steps in, trying to save her from an embarrassing moment.
The Cunningham's financial situation is hard enough for Walter. He no
doubt feels as if it's his fault, he has let the family down. "We brought
him home for dinner one time..." (154) This quote may seem offensive to
Walter, saying he can't provide enough food so his son has to go else where
for dinner. All these things are difficult, and the only way Walter
Cunningham knows how to deal with them is to keep on working hard.

Boo Radley's troubles are different. Different in the sense that they
were linked to his teenage years-and his teenage attitude was bad. He
lived a reckless living. "Nobody in Maycomb had the nerve to tell Mr.
Radley that Boo was hanging outwith the wrong crowd." (10) This was the
sad truth about Arthur Radley. No ...

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