To Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

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“There is just one kind of folks.Folks.” (Lee 231; ch.23). The historical fiction novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Written by Harper Lee illustrates what it was like to look different down south in the 1930’s.To kill a Mockingbird is based on the finch family who .live in maycomb, alabama during the great depression. Tom robinson, a black man, is falsely accused of raping a white woman and gets convicted due to the racial prejudice in the mid 1900s.In this novel, the author wants the reader to learn that someone's race, age, or gender should not affect the how others treat them, in other words their appearance. Although race is one of the first things noticeable about someone's appearance, that should not be what determines whether they are guilty or innocent. “... they could be fair if they tried.In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. They're ugly but those are the facts of life.”(Lee 295;ch.23). This quote projects a visual for the reader making it easier for them to comprehend the text, if the novel never stated that tom robinson was black then the novel wouldn't make sense. During the court case atticus finch (his defendant) was doing he would to help him and all of the evidence fell into their luck yet, the judge let …show more content…
“Remember… it was a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 119; ch.10). This quote was said by atticus who was talking to jem, oner of the younger characters in the novel. This quote is explaining how atticus a normal adult, is trying to teach the next generation how to act. During the court case, scout and jem did not understand why they convicted tom robinson raping mayella ewell and it was because they were young. But, from their point of view what they were doing was wrong and they were going to do whatever they could about

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