Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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Mayberry, malt shops, and Leave it to Beaver all represent the traditional America, but one other thing is missing: To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee and takes place in Maycomb County, Alabama during the Great Depression. I thoroughly enjoyed this book because of its vivid descriptions of southern life during this time and its morally dense content. To Kill a Mockingbird is a book of fiction, though it is taken from the childhood of Harper Lee. The book is told from the perspective of Jean Louise Finch (Scout) as an adult looking back into her childhood. Although I was afraid that this book would be a terribly boring read, it proved me wrong.

To Kill a Mockingbird is a book of fiction, though it is taken from the childhood of Harper Lee. The book is told from the perspective of Jean Louise Finch (Scout) as an adult looking back into her childhood. We learn that Maycomb County was a slow, seemingly never changing town. The same people have been there for generations and as a result, there are identifying characteristics of each family. In the Finch Family there are the attorney Atticus and his children Jem and Scout. Jem and Scout 's mother died when they were both young, so the mother figure in their life ends up being their black maid/cook/nanny Calpurnia.

In the area of Maycomb where the Finches live there are practically no children. The exception to this is the nephew of one of their neighbors: Dill. Dill is a scrawny, tale-…

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