Essay on Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Lee 's “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Harper Lee, an American writer, wrote the famous novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” about the struggles associated with racial discrimination in Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s. “To Kill a Mockingbird” developed into an universal bestseller. Lee 's book was awarded “the Pulitzer Prize in 1961” (1) and went to “big screen in 1962 (1). “Descendent of Robert E. Lee, the Southern Civil War general, Harper Lee at the age of thirty-four published her first novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” and it remains her only novel written (Lee 1). Lee 's novel focuses on a lawyer defending a black man who was accused of raping an underprivileged white woman. Lee uses a remarkable character to tell the story of how civil rights and racism in the segregated Southern United States was a dominant dilemma. The story takes place in a close-knit town called Maycomb, Alabama. Every family has their social standing wherever they live in the community. The major conflict in this neighborhood is accepting African Americans the same as whites. In the time of the Southern United States, African Americans were not viewed in the same way as whites. In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama lived, the narrator, Jean Louise Finch best-known as “Scout”. “Scout is a tomboy who prefers to spend her time around the boys and she normally solves her problems with her fists” (CliffNotes 1). Scout lives with her brother Jem Finch and their father Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch, a widower and…

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