Backround and historical content: The book To Kill A Mockingbird took place during the great depression. the great depression was a severe worldwide depression that took place during the 1930's and was the most widespread depression in the 20th century. Also at this time there was Alot of racism going on.
The coexistence of good and evil: in jem and scouts earlie age they did not understand the difference of good and evil do to their inocence. But as they get oler they become more wise and had more of an adult perspective they came to realise that there is a lot of bad people in the world too.
Social inequality: one example of social inequality is all the black people in the community like Tom Robinson get treated very poorly and the people like the finches stand near the top of maycombs social hierarchy. Another example is, due to the fact bob ewell is white it was easier for him to acuse a black person of rape due to his skin colour than anybody else.
Small-Town life: In this book the autor really shows us the slow paced good natured life in maycomb. But she alo shows us the good and evil in the small town like everyone helping save miss maudies possesions to Mr Ewells atack on scout and jem.