What it means to be human

Humans need to communicate

humans want to be happy

humans want to connect

humans need friends/companions

humans like to help

humans can be empathetic

humans need hopes and dreams

humans sometimes strive for knowledge

humans are afraid of each other

humans abuse power

humans are selfish

In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about the innocence of two children in the town of Maycomb, Alabama in the time of the Jim Crow laws. I learned throughout reading the novel that the world is not as perfect as it may seem or as much as you want it to be. In this novel Jim and Scout Finch grow up seeing their lawyer father protect a black man. Although everyone knows this man is innocent for the simple fact that he is black he is treated unfairly and eventually prosecuted. The children put every last bit of faith into their father that he would be able to convince the jury that he is innocent and his loss in court destroyed the children’s hope to overcome the color of his skin.

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