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    Harper Lee was a white women who grew up in the South during the Great Depression. Growing up in the South exposed Lee tp large amounts of racism. Her father was a lawyer and verbally spoke against the Scottsboro Boys Trial. In the Scottsboro Boys Trial 9 colored boys were accused of raping 2 young white girls. Even with no evidence showing that the boys are guilty, they were found guilty. Some people believe that Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird is about her childhood. In Harper Lee’s novel To…

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    Maycomb, including his children. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops the idea that prejudicial thinking permeates Maycomb and leads to societal stratification and limits the freedom of all of the citizens’. Limiting the freedom of all citizens, Social stratification contributes to the underlying theme, because the stereotype makes poor people appear to be a worthless subset of what society deems “normal”. One of the many examples in Harper Lee’s novel is when Scout judges Walter…

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    dare? Have you ever done anything selfish? Maybe you have done both of those, but have you ever stood up for somebody? Taken on a bully to protect your fellow students? Not many have. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee writes about courage’s three stages in life. Harper Lee claims that Courage starts from when people prove they are not a chicken, to courageous acts for selfish purposes, to finally performing activities that can or will hurt them, their reputation, or risk their life…

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    understand a person until you [...] climb into [their] skin and walk around in it” (Lee 39). In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout narrates her early life being six years old during the Great Depression in Alabama. She and her brother, Jem, watch their father, Atticus, lose a case defending a black man being falsely accused of rape because they live in Maycomb, a racist town. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee shows the destructive nature of racism in society and promotes…

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    Many authors choose to write what they know about. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, author, Nelle Harper Lee use her childhood life as a model for the book. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in 1930s Maycomb Alabama. The narrator, Scout Finch, is a young tomboy who tells the story of a trial her father, Atticus, and how he chose to defend a black man, regardless of his. The characters and setting of the novel impact the plot in many ways. Lee’s childhood town and family affects the setting…

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    of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This quote is from the famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee. Lee creates a theme that illustrates the injustices of racism, ignorance, and quick judgement of others. The first half of the book you get the impression growing up in small town Alabama is sweet and perfect. After all Lee dismantles this sweet affectionate portrait town and reveals the town as a rotten, rural underside filled with social lies, and…

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    The infamous old court house still stands, and the locals of Monroeville can still remember the eerie house that once resembled the chilling tale of the Radley house in Harper Lee 's prize winning work To Kill A Mockingbird (Wilson, Mike 2010). Author Harper Lee allows her readers to not only encounter a perspective of living in the imaginary town of Maycomb, but also gives the readers a view of her own childhood back in the 1930s. She uses her experiences and connects them through the main…

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    Courage is a major idea in the book, To KIll A Mockingbird. In this book, Harper Lee defines courage with a metaphor; “instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand”. Harper was trying to say that there are two types of courage, mental and physical, mental courage is harder to behold than physical. Just think about how easy it is to go and hit someone who made you mad. Now think about if someone made you mad and you have the courage to not hit them. It’s harder to have…

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    In the novel, To Kill A Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee, focuses on many characters but Jem Finch plays one of the significant role in the story. Jem demonstrates various morals throughout the plot, that impact his thoughts and thinking. Throughout the story Jem exemplifies the importance of 3 major ideals: not having preconceived notions of others without fully knowing them, confronting your fears head on and standing up for what you believe is right. To begin with, Jem establishes theme through…

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    The most important lesson Harper Lee has taught us in the book To Kill a Mockingbird is from Atticus Finch. He said, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." This lesson is important because the moral of the story is not to judge someone by skin color. We see this many times throughout the book. Atticus especially teaches this to his kids, especially throughout the duration of the Tom Robinson…

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