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Some stories, although set in the past, transcend the test of time and affect future generations in a significant way. The issues that they address and the characters that the authors use to confront those issues speak to modern day society, and the trials and tribulations that we deal with today. Of all of the books that are part of the educational culture in America, one book stands apart from all others: Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Among some of the issues addressed in this novel are racial injustice, the loss of innocence, and moral foundation.
First, let’s explore the issue of racial injustice through the character of the accused: Tom Robinson.