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    Author: Harper Lee Title: To Kill a Mockingbird Reading Level: 8-12 (790L) Sophistication Level: 11 To Kill a Mockingbird is an American literary classic, published in 1960. The story takes place between the years of 1933 through 1935, during the Great Depression era. It takes place in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama and tells the story of Scout Finch and her father Atticus, who is a widowed lawyer. Scout, her brother Jem, and their friend Dill are all captivated and simultaneously afraid of their neighbor, Arthur “Boo” Radley who keeps to himself, creating an aura of mystery and many whispers among the townspeople. The children are fascinated with him and try to come up with ways to see the reclusive man, but despite his gestures…

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    To kill a mockingbird , by harper Lee develops a bird motif throughout the novel with different characters who are symbols of the mockingbird, which means innocence . The bird motif helps us explore how The innocence of certain characters are killed by the values of a small town in U.S south . A demonstration of those events are portrayed by certain individuals First Tom Robinson is a young black man who is wrongly accused of a crime.Furthermore Boo Radley the talk of the town ,lastly Scout…

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    In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Lee gives many life themes that all are life lessons for the reader and Scout the main character. Throughout the book many themes are shown but two that really stick out to me were compassion and courage. These themes stick out because when reading about Scout growing up we see her develop into a more compassionate and courageous person in the way she acts and presents herself. Furthermore, these themes serve great life lessons for the reader and help them…

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    Theme of To Kill a Mockingbird “Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what” (Harper Lee). Even though Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960 it still remains a timeless classic to this day. During this time in the United States of America the Civil Rights movement for all people was in full swing. Lee’s novel is set a small town called Maycomb in state of Alabama in the 1930’s through the eyes of a little girl.…

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    One of the themes of To Kill A Mockingbird is “You never truly understand a man until you climb into his skin and walk around in it (pg.39)”. I believe this theme shows itself in both the novel, and in the world today. One example would be what everyone said about Boo Radley. The children believe he is a killer who eats raw animals and stabbed his own father in the leg and peeks in there windows at night. But he is actually a kind, shy man. Another example would be the lies that Bob Ewell tells…

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    To Kill a Mockingbird Essay In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, she explores a diversity of themes, through a child’s point of view. To Kill a Mockingbird is about a young girl, who goes by the name of Scout, growing up in a difficult society. She lives in Maycomb County, Alabama, during the early 1930s, and the Great Depression. One of the several themes that Lee explores in this novel is the issue of racism. Throughout the novel, the reader is able to observe Scout’s maturity, and change of…

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    Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, depicts different themes and topics that are still important and relevant to today’s society. To Kill a Mockingbird has themes such as prejudice, growing up, and bravery and uses those topics to teach humanity a variety of lessons. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson both face extreme prejudice; one has been forced to be a shut in ever since he was young and another got sent to Death simply for his skin while Scout and Jem show their gradual loss of…

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    Considered one of the greatest pieces of literature in history, To Kill a Mockingbird won several prestigious awards such as the Pulitzer Prize Award. The mastermind of this masterpiece, Harper Lee, is praised as one of the best American authors in the history of literature. Throughout her book, Harper Lee exposed many injustice that she had witnessed in her childhood. Lee expresses various underlying themes throughout the book through the masterful use of dialogue and narration. Some of the…

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    Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the theme of the mockingbird to describe innocence and only helping others. Although this novel’s theme is mainly about racial discrimination, the theme of innocence is just as prevalent. Harper Lee displays the theme of innocence through Tom Robinson, an African American falsely convicted of rape, and compares him to a mockingbird, an innocent songbird that helps humans by delivering joy. Another character Harper Lee compares to a…

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    I believe the meaning of the title “To Kill a Mockingbird” is more like a title “To kill something innocent” with a mockingbird being an innocent person. I believe this is the meaning of the title because the theme of the book centers around innocence and unfairness in the world. Multiple scenes in this book focus on Scout Finch, who as a child, is still innocent and thinks and describes moments as unfair due to them being unfair. She is the only one that still clearly sees this due to her young…

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