A story about a man, his children, and the racist town of Maycomb.
Trial of Tom Robinson
"Now don't you be so confident Mr. Jem, I ain't never seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man."
Dinner with Walter
Hush your mouth! Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house's yo' comp'ny, and don't let me catch you remarkin' on their ways like you was so high and mighty!
This story teaches lessons about racism, protecting the innocent, and respecting others.
Miss Maudie and Scout
Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Calpurnia tries to tell Jem that even if Atticus did an amazing job defending Tom, the jury would still convict him because of his skin color and Bob's skin color. (racism)
Walter Cunningham is over for dinner. Scout starts to say insulting things about how Walter puts syrup on his food. Calpurnia yells at Scout for being rude and teaches her how to properly treat guests. (manners)
Miss Maudie is explaining to Scout why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. She is saying they do no harm, only good, so why should they be killed, this is an example to give an idea of the bigger picture. (protecting the innocent)
I believe that ending racism is the most important because it is still going on now, many many years/decades later and it is unfair.