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

1252 Words Dec 12th, 2014 6 Pages
Theresa Lee
Mrs. Anderson
Literature & Writing Period 7
12 Dec. 2014
TKAM Essay
America the bold. The modern American society is extremely diverse and also mostly accepting, filled with individuals of every race, color, background, politics, wealth, and interests. However, only a century ago, life was very different. Americans were going through the Civil Rights Era, a time where blacks were fighting for equal rights and the Great Depression took place. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the midst of the Depression, in a fictional small town called Maycomb, Alabama, and tells the story of the fictional family of the Finches. The children, Jem and Scout, spend their summers trying to get a glimpse of Boo Radley, the neighborhood legend. Their father Atticus, is a lawyer, and takes on the risky case of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. In the In her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses her characters Atticus, Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley as symbolic “mockingbirds” to reveal that society tends to persecute innocent people just for being different, which is wrong because the victims are doing no harm, so no one has the right to cause harm to them.
Boo Radley is a mockingbird in the story who is wrongly persecuted, because others do not know his real story and he is unwilling to be exposed in such a way. Boo is a reclusive man who disappeared into his house for many, many years. People of Maycomb exclude the Radleys and speak badly…

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