Analysis Of Gender In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird is consider by the literature community as one of the most prominent novels ever written. The novel gets its credit for being so vastly recognized, because it takes place during a time when racism was tremendously disturbing. Not only was it extremely difficult for the novel to be written, because of the heavy backlash from the South where the story takes place. Since it was going to be published in the year 1960 Harper Lee the author of the novel and her publishers thought the To kill a Mockingbird would not sell many copies. Lee also thought that reviewers would quickly dismantle the book but she was wrong.
The first part of the Analysis will be dealing with one of the main characters in To Kill a
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They both are males so their Gender is opposite when it compares to race. White men are considered the heads of society the “rulers” but being black changes that. The crime that Tom is charged with, is raping a white woman. Of course the entire white community is in outrage for what Tom is accused of. But Atticus with his unrelenting courage decides to, defend him even though the community is very angry at him. The literary analysis of Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird in dealing with race is one of main highlights of the novel. Since Tom Robinson is a black male his life during the 1930s
Which the story takes place is very challenging. It doesn’t help that he lives in Maycomb
Alabama in the Deep South where racial tension is very high during the 30s. Tom Robinson throughout the story sees just how evil, the white people truly are for making outlandish accusations just because of skin color. The relationship between being a white man vs being a black man is one of the largest differences in an era, where a black man is always in trouble for every little thing he does. A Blackman from the times of slavery, up till the 1930s black males

were considered animalistic with very little if not any intelligence by the white community.
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During the writing of To kill a
Mockingbird Lee got frustrated during the writing and threw her rough draft of the novel out the window. Her Publisher told her to get back to writing. Lee never thought the Novel would do well and probably get thrashed by critics.

Atticus Finch is one of the greatest heroes in all of American Literature. He continues to say that the racism of this magnitude and during this era would have drove any normal man out of this situation. Atticus could have been brutally injured by the mob that wanted to kill Tom. Atticus said “Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It 's knowing you 're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” What he is saying embodies the entire them of the novel in a way that can be seen so clearly by the mannerisms of his character in the way he carries himself.
If Atticus wanted to he could have easily given up on Tom Robinson and say to himself that he is dead man walking no matter what I do he is dead.
“But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal- there is

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