Civil Rights And Racism In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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Lee 's “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Harper Lee, an American writer, wrote the famous novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” about the struggles associated with racial discrimination in Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s. “To Kill a Mockingbird” developed into an universal bestseller. Lee 's book was awarded “the Pulitzer Prize in 1961” (1) and went to “big screen in 1962 (1). “Descendent of Robert E. Lee, the Southern Civil War general, Harper Lee at the age of thirty-four published her first novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” and it remains her only novel written (Lee 1). Lee 's novel focuses on a lawyer defending a black man who was accused of raping an underprivileged white woman. Lee uses a remarkable character to tell the story of how civil rights and racism in the segregated Southern United States was a dominant dilemma. The story takes place in a close-knit town called Maycomb, Alabama. Every family has their social standing wherever they live in the community.
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Told through the eyes of a brave girl named Scout Finch, the reader learns about her father Atticus Finch, a lawyer with a difficult job to find a black man innocent of raping a white woman. Through all the hardships of racism Tom Robinson is found guilty then later killed for trying to escape. Atticus ' children were attacked and mysteriously saved by their neighbor Boo Radley that never came out of the house. “ To date “To Kill a Mockingbird” has sold more than thirty million copies and been translated into over forty languages (Wolf Baldassaro

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