This story takes place in the racist town of Maycomb where a young man by the name of Tom Robinson is accused of raping a white woman. Throughout the book two children named Jem and Scout learn many lessons as they overcome obstacles, when their father Atticus takes on the challenge of defending Tom in court. They learn lessons on courage, judgement, and keeping a pokerface
A big theme throughout the book is courage. This is shown as Atticus takes the position of defending a black man who he knows is innocent. "Do you defend n*****s, Atticus?" (page 85)
Judgement is shown throughout the book as most people judge Boo Radley. Not until later on in the book people start to figure out who he really is a person. There are lots of misjudgments made about him. Scout is one of the first people to begin to realize how he really is a good person. " You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view."
Guilt is shown during the trial by Mayella as she is questioned by Atticus infront of the judge. She is silent and has no response to any of the questions. "Who beat you up? Tom Robinson or your father? (no answer). (page 213)
I believe that the most important theme of the book was courage because it shows who you really are and what you stand for. Courage defines who you are as a person and a n individual.