Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, tells the story of a young girl named Scout Finch and her older brother Jem as they are exposed to the injustice and segregation in their town of Maycomb, Alabama. Scout is a tomboy and enjoys reading, writing, acting, and spending time with her older brother Jem and their friend Dill. The novel takes place in the 1930s when there are very stereotypical views and when the Jim Crow laws and prejudice and widespread around the south. When her father, Atticus Finch, a lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson in a case against a white lady named Mayella Ewell, Scout faces criticism about her father from the society. Afterwards, the jury decides to convict Robinson even though he was clearly innocent, only because of his skin color. Harper Lee develops the character of Scout throughout a difficult time in her life as she realizes the inequality of society. Through Scout’s character, her internal conflict, and irony, it is shown that with age and experience comes perspective about society.
To begin with, Scout goes has to go back to school. After being in school for a while the class discusses Hitler and his actions against the Jews in Germany, and Mrs. Gates tells the class that it is wrong to persecute and discriminate people. This is a key scene because Scout begins to ask questions about the world and thus her character also develops. Her character develops to show how the world is unjust. As she begins to understand what Mrs.…

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