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- To Kill a Mockingbird is about a young girl named Jean-Louise Finch, who they call Scout, her brother Jeremy, nick-named Jem, and many other characters. Their father Atticus, who is a lawyer, had been given a case to handle and did not have a choice but to receive it and work his best for his client.
- In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee addresses many controversial issues. Such issues as, racism, discrimination, and social class are explored. During the 1950’s in the small county of Maycomb, the mentality of most southern people reflected that of the nation.
- Nelle Harper Lee used her life as part of her storyline in To Kill a Mockingbird . Mockingbird won many award like the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. Her story was also turned into an Academy award winning film and an English play. To Kill a Mockingbird is a story about friendships, racism, and injustices.
- One theme is that an individual s conscience can sometimes contrast with society s values. An example from the book of this theme is Mr. Dolphus Raymond. Mr. Raymond chooses to live with a black woman, which comes in conflict with the town s beliefs. He makes up for this difference by staggering around drinking out of a paper bag in order for people to think he is constantly drunk, therefore having a reason to not change his ways .
- The novel To Kill A Mockingbird can be more easily appreciated and understood by closely analyzing the characters, setting, double plots, and theme. To Kill A Mockingbird teaches multiple moral lessons, and presents an overall picture of the prejudice, lifestyle, and attitude of an average southern town.
- Mayella testifies next, a reasonably clean nineteen-year- old girl who is obviously terrified. She says that she called Tom Robinson inside the fence that evening and offered him a nickel to break up a dresser for her, and that once he got inside the house he grabbed her and took advantage of her.
- Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28 1926 in Monroeville Alabama. Monroeville is in southwest Alabama, about halfway between Montgomery and Mobile. She is the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Finch Lee. She has two sisters, Alice and Louise and one brother, Edwin.
- As I stated, there is an abundance of characters that could be guilty, from Mayella and Bob Ewell, Heck Tate, to the jurors and Atticus Finch. All of these characters play a roll in the story, and a roll in the events that happened to Tom Robinson.
- And you can’t forget their black maid. Her name is Calpurnia. Miss Rachael is Dill’s aunt that lives in Maycomb. Dill is a friends with Jem and Scout. According to Scout they are married. (Boo) Arthur Radley is the person that takes Jem back to his house after Jem gets hurt by Bob Ewell.
- The comparative character, a lawyer named Jake, also endangers not only his own life but his family’s, by defending a Negro. He is compelled to undergo such a risk as he believes he is protecting an innocent man. Despite the fact that he is black.
- victed and sent to jail Soon after, he was shot and killed because he, supposedly, attempted to escape Scout discovered it was immoral to wrong one who doesn’t wrong others in that Tom Robinson, and good man, was killed as a result of something he never did Scout also learned that the only way you c
- To Kill a Mocking-Bird (TKMB) by Harper Lee starts off by introducing the characters and the town of Maycomb. Characters including ?The Radleys?, especially Boo Radley, and Dill Harris and in less detail the immediate family of Scout, who is narrating the story.
- In the Harper Lee novel To Kill A Mockingbird, we are lead through the lives of two young siblings, Scout and Jem, during two significant years of their childhood. The story is narrated by Scout, the hot-headed daughter of local lawyer Atticus Finch. In court, Atticus represents a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.
- Throughout history, racism has played a major role in social relations. In Harper Lee s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, this theme is presented to the reader and displays the shallowness of white people in the south during the depression. The assumption that Blacks were inferior is proved during the trial of Tom Robinson.
- The idea of the journey is a recurring theme within American literature. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a piece of literature that addresses the theme of the journey (though it is more of a psychological and emotional journey than a physical one).
- In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee does a very effective job of making many different themes come across during the course of the novel. Many characters show that social justice is not always easy to achieve. Also, there theme of many helpless victims comes across.
- The Scottsboro Trial and the trial of Tom Robinson are almost identical in the forms of bias shown and the accusers that were persecuted. The bias is obvious and is shown throughout both cases, which took place in the same time period. Common parallels are seen through the time period that both trials have taken place in and those who were persecuted and why they were persecuted in the first place.
- Imagine a time and place where no one is equal. Colored people have to drink from different water fountains; those who were poorer are not allowed to be involved with those who were wealthier than them. As a matter of fact, if one was different, they are shunned by society.
- Harper Lee based many characters from her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, on important people in her own life. Her father, a southern lawyer, served as a model for Atticus Finch. Her older sister shared many of the same reclusive qualities as Boo Radley.
- Often the title of a piece of literature will have significant implications in terms of the theme of that book. In Arthur Millers The Crucible and Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird the title had significant implications on the books theme. By definition a crucible is a trying, or testing situation.