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whore, Harm.? Harm goes anyway, in secret, not even aware of what a ?whore? is, and finds that Paul?s mother is a lovely lady. Harm is very close to her, and she becomes a mother figure to the lost Jewish boy. One day, he is told exactly what it is that Paul?s mother does for a living, and he is shocked. He is forbidden solemnly to ever venture into her home again, and Harm complies with the instructions. He loves her as a mother, though, and feels terrible every time he sees her or thinks about her, and how he has betrayed her. He wants to talk to her, but knows he can?t, for every other person in the street despises her, and he thinks that the other families in the street will believe he is going to her for more than just stories and company. Scout?s world is turned upside down

when her father becomes the lawyer for a black man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white girl. In the lead-up to the trial, the town is divided; it is virtually the Finches versus the rest of the white township. People can not overcome their prejudiced views for the sake of justice, and Atticus is trying his hardest to keep his morals, his family, and his own life to fight for this black man singled out and accused of something he did not do. Scout and Jem defend their father as much as possible, but are finding it increasingly difficult, as it seems the whole town, even other children, are set in theirs ways of thinking and will not change their views, despite the evidence showing the contrary. When the battle is fought in the court-rooms, Bob Ewell, the prosecutor, is

shown to the public as a deceitful, evil man who has beaten his daughter, then tried to pass the blame onto an innocent black man. In the eyes of the court, Bob is the victor, and Tom Robinson is sent to jail. But in the eyes of the public, Bob?s image has taken a plunge, and he is shown for what he is: a man with no morals and even less decency. Scout feels relief and disappointment, and is confused as to how people will react and what will become of Tom Robinson, Bob Ewell and her father. A young girl such as Scout should never have to fight such rancid forms of racism at such a mild age. Harm has heard of his best friend, Rip Spiegel?s party, and decides to attend. Rip?s mother has never allowed any child to enter their home, throughout the year and more that Rip and Harm have

been best friends. The night of the party draws near. Harm is delighted that he will finally have the opportunity to meet Rip?s mother and he intends to make sure Mrs. Spiegel sees what a nice young man he is, so she will welcome him back into their home. But disaster is about to strike, in the form of one discriminatory human being. Harm is turned away from the party, simply because Rip?s mother will not have a Jew in her home. Harm is blinded by rage in an instant and attacks his best friend, crying, screaming. His happiness in a world that he loved was shattered- all because of one single person?s prejudiced views. For Scout, the turmoil of the court case is not over. The tear-shed and unhappiness preceding the trial counts for nothing. One night, Scout and Jem are walking

back from the school in the dark, when Bob Ewell has decided to take revenge on Atticus, attacking the defenceless children with a knife, in a futile struggle to gain happiness at the expense of others. Luckily for Scout and Jem, their mysterious friend, Boo Radley is watching and comes to their rescue. Bob Ewell is killed. The children are saved. With Boo Radley finally revealed, a vile man out of the way and a township slowly realising their mistakes, Scout and Jem?s life is restored to normal. They are allowed to continue their young lives as they should. Harm?s life, however, has suffered nothing short of a tragedy. He has become everything he never wanted to be, all before he is old enough to drive a car. He has embarrassed himself to such an extent that he turns into a more

sinister Boo Radley. He no longer ventures outside, and is considered insane by the rest of the people in the street, because there is no other option for them to consider. Harm?s silence is sorrowful. He is now a self-confessed pervert, full of anger, melancholy, and void. He has cut himself off from the world he once loved. The death of his guardian slides by without a second thought. He has nothing. Harm is no more. Harper Lee decided to portray the scene of a young girl, extraordinary by some standards, and how she is forced to deal with racism and prejudice when it becomes very close to her. By writing ?To Kill a Mockingbird? in the first person form, Harper Lee provides a great deal of insight into what Scout is thinking and feeling about herself, other people, or thing