To Kill A Mockingbird And The Crucible Analysis

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Nelle Harper Lee, mainly know as Harper Lee was an American Novelist pulitzer prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960. Lee was studying law and following in her father 's footsteps, then she decided she wanted to be an author. She used many experiences from her childhood, growing up in Monroe Alabama, which included many Civil Right influences. The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller in 1953 about the events surrounding the Salem witch trials. Miller was an American screenwriter who liked to bring in the sicingcates of politics in the timezone of his writings and like Lee a pulitzer prize winner. Miller started out as a journalist, who later turned toward a career in playwriting. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird and the play The Crucible the themes of appearance versus reality, loyalty ,and justice are communicated throughout.
“To Kill A Mockingbird” is about a young girl, Scout, living in the deep south with her father Atticus and brother Jem. The biggest thing Scout thought could happen was Arthur Radley coming out of his house, and what adventures Jem, Dill and her would go on in the summer, but later she
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Atticus was a whole different person before “‘. . . Atticus Finch was the deadest shot in Maycomb County in his time’” (Lee 112). When Miss Maudie tells Scout and Jem that Atticus used to be the best shot, neither of them could believe it. Their father, probably the most level headed and humble person they ever met had hidden part of his past “Nevertheless, he refuses to use his background as an excuse to hold himself above others and instead is a model of tolerance and understanding” (“To Kill a Mockingbird”). Atticus appeared to Scout and Jem as an old boring man who always led by example, but in reality, he had lived and breathed a whole different life before

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