Essay about Analysis Of Harper Lee 's ' Kill A Mockingbird '

1048 Words Mar 29th, 2016 5 Pages
The book that I will be reviewing is called To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This book was originally published on July 11th, 1960 and became a big success upon its release, winning a Pulitzer prize immediately after its publishing. The book takes place around the era of depression and also during the times of when racial prejudice is still high at the time. This book got my attention as it discussed the life of everyday life in the eyes of a child in a racial society and I was intrigued by the thought a having a child in this type of society.
The story starts off in the setting of Maycomb, Alabama and we see the world through the eyes of our main protagonist, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. She lives with her father Atticus, who is a respected lawyer with high morals, and also lives with her brother Jem. The book starts with our protagonist talking to a new kid in town who goes by the name of Dill. Jem joins into the conversation to talk about the estranged house in the neighborhood and discuss how the man who lives there is a monster. They never see this man outside of the home and fear for their lives as they come across the house. The man they never see goes by the name of Boo Radley. The children are intrigued by this “haunted” house and the “monster” Boo Radley so they decide to visit the house and leave notes at the windows. They keep doing it until Atticus eventually finds out and lectures them for doing wrong onto a sad man. The children take the lecture but that…

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