Harper To Kill A Mockingbird Essay

1122 Words Oct 7th, 2014 5 Pages
Harper Lees “To Kill A Mockingbird” is an American novel that not only has sold more than 30 Million copies in 40 different languages, but has also been made a requirement for students to read between 50 to 70 percent of the Education System of the United States (DiPiero,2010). However, more importantly than the numbers are the life lessons and experiences that have touched the heart of millions and the sense of nostalgia that each reader has in reading this novel. The novel takes place during the 1930s in the rural town of Maycomb, Alabama located in the deep south where the core of the story is seen through the innocent eyes of a 6 year old by the Name of Scout Finch who is learning about life and growing up and how the world is not what it seems. Over the course of 2 years, its main character ,as well as the narrator and protagonist of this novel (Scout Finch) gains a new perspective of life as a whole and a new perspective of her hometown as she deals with racism, social injustice, and equality. Lee incorporates many important themes in this novel pertaining to life and growing up by the use of the literary tools of plot, symbolism, and point of view. Lee attains the great theme(s) of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, how the world is unfair, through the use of the three literary tools. The plot (or arrangement of events) throughout the novel helps its readers reflect on a personal experience or see a cause and effect relationship and see how it ties into many of the themes…

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