Kill A Mockingbird : Appearance Versus Reality, Loyalty, And Justice

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Nelle Harper Lee, mainly know as Harper Lee was an American Novelist pulitzer prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960. Lee was studying law and following in her father 's footsteps, then she decided she wanted to be an author. She used many experiences from her childhood, growing up in Monroe Alabama, which included many Civil Right influences. The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller in 1953 about the events surrounding the Salem witch trials. Miller was an American screenwriter who liked to bring in the sicingcates of politics in the timezone of his writings and like Lee a pulitzer prize winner. Miller started out as a journalist, who later turned toward a career in playwriting. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird and the play The Crucible the themes of appearance versus reality, loyalty ,and justice are communicated throughout.
“To Kill A Mockingbird” is about a young girl, Scout, living in the deep south with her father Atticus and brother Jem. The biggest thing Scout thought could happen was Arthur Radley coming out of his house, and what adventures Jem, Dill and her would go on in the summer, but later she realizes that is just a small thing compared to what she will encounter. Atticus is given the case of Tom Robinson, who is accused of beating and raping Mayella Ewell. Scout did not think much about the case until people started calling her father names which she countered by fighting. Aunt Alexandra did not like the way Scout was being…

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