Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

796 Words Sep 10th, 2015 4 Pages
The novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was written from a child’s point of view at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Harper Lee used actual event in her life to fabricate the foundation of the novel. It expressed the views of racism concerning justices with a gothic mixed in the context. The novel was centered on a child seeing everything in black and white. Lee used characters to symbolize mockingbirds. The novel experienced character persona of good and evil. There were similarities between Harper Lee’s and Scout’s, character from the novel, lives. Both were raised in a small town, single parent home, and a lawyer for a father. Lee’s brother broke his arm just like Scout’s brother, Jem. Finch was Lee’s mother’s maiden name. Dills character was originated on Lee’s childhood friend, Truman Capote. Lee had a neighbor similar to the character Boo Radley. Tom Robinson, the black man accused of raping a white woman, trial was inspired from the Scottsboro Trial of 1931 where nine black men were accused of raping two white women. The setting of the novel and Lee’s childhood was during the segregation period. Justice and fairness was not carried out through Tom’s trial. The evidence clearly stated that he was innocent. Atticus, Scout’s father, proved this when he pointed out that Mayella, the rape victim, right eye was blacken; therefore, a left-handed man hit Mayella. When Tom was a child, his left hand got caught in a cotton gin, and he was too poor to it mended…

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