Southern Life In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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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
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Ewell came into play largely with Atticus 's affairs. Being a lawyer, he naturally had cases to do, but the case that impacts this book is the Tom Robinson trial. The trial came about after Mr. Ewell 's daughter accused Mr. Robinson of rape. The time period that this book takes place in was not very kind to black people, and this showed its bright face in court as well. During this time it was very uncommon for a black man to win a case against a white person, even if the case was presented very clear and the answer was obvious.

Atticus got assigned to the Robinson case, which would have been fine with the people of Maycomb if he didn 't intend to represent Tom Robertson to the best of his abilities. The reason for this was Atticus 's strong moral standards: he couldn 't expect his children to respect him or listen to a thing he told them if he didn 't take on this case. Despite having a very clear- cut evidence- filled trial, Atticus and Mr. Robertson lost the trial based off of the racism common to their time and place in
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Although the vivid descriptions were terribly boring, they helped to set up the rest of the book. The accuracy that Harper Lee had was wonderful. She showed all of the events in the order in which they occurred to show the progression of events that shaped Jem and Scout’s lives. She did not fly over the injustices that were present against the African- American community, but rather showed their true colors. The language that Harper Lee used helped to bring the characters out of the pages and into our imaginations. Although I thought this would be a boring read, I was wrong. It is now one of my favorite

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