Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee Essay

1612 Words Mar 26th, 2016 7 Pages
In To Kill A Mockingbird, discrimination is just one of the many topics of concern that come to mind when reading this fascinating novel. Such issues have been occurring throughout history, repeating itself over and over, for example, the case of George Zimmerman, a white American male, who was brought to trial because of his actions of discrimination, and murder, of a black unarmed young male. Though because he was white, there was no charges of any kind, and he was not convicted of murder. Except in the story of To Kill A Mockingbird, a black man who was supposedly guilty of rape, was convicted because his word meant nothing against the word of two white people. Harper Lee, the author of this book, grew up to know a world of discrimination and hatred. She was born on August of 1926, to her beloved family of Frances Cunningham Finch and Amasa Coleman Lee, and of course five siblings. Of all these examples of discrimination, people still turn their heads and do it every day, and it is in the best opinion that discrimination of any kind, such as sexism, racial profiling, inequality and many others should not happen because there are people in this world whose lives have been taken from loving families. Harper Lee’s parents, Amasa Coleman Lee, father, and Frances Cunningham Finch, mother, are similar to the characters in her novel To Kill A Mockingbird in many ways. Her father was a Lawyer, like Atticus, and her mother, was like Boo Radley, she never left the house…

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