Contemporary Australian Cultural Issues in the works of Harper Lee
The book is set in a small town called Maycomb in America and takes place during the depression years. The town of Maycomb is a town which is old and is not well looked after and is described as dirty in the book. The people who live in and around Maycomb on farms are poor people, as a result of the depression.
The main characters of the book are the finches. The Finch family …show more content…
This is an issue, socio-economic status because just because Walter may be poorer and may act differently to the Finch’s, doesn’t mean he is any different from them.
Socio-economic status is still a contemporary issue in Australia today. An example of this is homeless and underprivileged people who are discriminated against because of their socio-economic status. They may be poorer than some people and may act differently to them but does this make them different or bad people? No they are the same as everybody else with the exception they cannot afford the stuff that other people can.
This issue can also be seen at school, It is seen nearly everyday. Kids who cannot afford expensive shoes or schoolbag or who look scrubby may get teased because of this. They may not be able to help this because, they may not be able to afford to buy these things, or get a haircut but this does not make them bad people, but some people just don’t care, and they get discriminated against for what they cannot help.