Analysis Of To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird can be a vague, confusing title for a book. However, this is just a metaphor for what the book is really about. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em,” said Atticus, “but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee, 90). The mockingbird, in this context, symbolizes innocence. It would be pointless and cruel to kill an innocent bird. They’re small creatures.They’re helpless and harmless, just like black people were in the sixties. This is what Harper Lee, the author of the book, argues. She teaches a lesson about innocence, discrimination, and human cruelty. Harper Lee’s purpose was to teach an important lesson for her readers while creating a compelling story simultaneously.

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Tom’s lawyer, Atticus Finch, is a white, educated man who defends a black man in spite of the hatred he receives. He defends Tom the same way he would defend a white person. Standing up for a black person in a time when segregation is the norm is not an easy job to do. Atticus’ daughter, Scout Finch, is constantly harassed at school. Her classmates make fun of her for what her dad does. However, Atticus tells her that she should not let them bother her. “No matter what anybody says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat” (Lee, 76). Atticus teaches his daughter that being kind and standing up for what is right is more important than being liked. Harper Lee tries to teach her readers this lesson in order to make society a better …show more content…
The book is narrated by Scout Finch, a 6-year-old girl. She tells the story the way she sees the world: with innocence. This makes the book unique, engaging, fun, and interesting. It’s not a very long, complex book that will make one close it after the first chapter. But it’s also not too short or plain. Each event is narrated in a way that makes readers feel interested in the next chapter. Harper Lee successfully reaches her audience.

In conclusion, Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird, is an enjoyable story. Lee’s purpose was to educate her readers on racial discrimination and she successfully accomplished it. This book changed the way many Americans felt about black people. She was able to describe real experiences in a fictional story. In addition, she transmits important values to her readers. This book deserves 5 out of 5 stars. It is well written, engaging, and interesting. To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that everyone who likes to read should

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