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    fight with anyone for their opinions, but made the conscious decision not to bestow these racist qualities in his children. He taught them that with every experience with someone that they came across, to “climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 39). When becoming Tom Robinson’s lawyer in a messy rape case laced with racism, bias, and overall unfairness, he is…

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    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 Mockingbird.…

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    Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome. ~Rosa Parks In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Mrs Harper Lee shows her readers how society affects everyone good or bad. During the time of the great depression Scout, Jem, and Tom Robinson are influenced by society to think for themselves, look beyond the curtain of innocence, and take chances. Society’s rumors and lies no longer have a great affect on…

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    Prejudice Shown in To Kill a Mockingbird Michael Crichton stated “Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.” This is applied to To Kill a Mockingbird by: Harper Lee because the people in the city of Maycomb discriminate against others without knowing anything about them. This is a standard way of thinking in the small city of Maycomb, Alabama during the 1933 and the depression. Told through the eyes of Scout, the story follows the 3 characters Scout, Jem,…

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    Harper Lee’s Influences for To Kill a Mockingbird Born in Monroeville, Alabama, on April 28, 1926, Nelle Harper Lee was destined to become a legend. When Harper Lee published her first, and only novel To Kill a Mockingbird, she had no idea the impact it would have not only on her generation, but generations to come. Harper Lee grew up in the small town of Monroeville, Alabama, and from her experiences and relationships in the town she drew inspiration for what would come to be known as “One of…

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    Many people, no matter their skin color, look down on others with different appearances. Racism ran rampant especially in the South until a few decades ago. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout, a young Southern girl during the 1940’s, tries to understand her world and the racism she sees in everyday life. She witnesses how adults speak to others concerning African Americans in the community of Maycomb. Scout’s father works as a lawyer and once defends a black man wrongly accused of rape…

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    In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee exploits the toxic nature of the South, the early 20th century. The destruction of innocence is evidently shown throughout the rampant bigotry, through the explicit phrase of ‘…it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ Hence, To Kill a Mockingbird is to kill innocence. In the tale, from the very beginning, a threat that is based on generational racism is posed to destroy a number of innocents. Ultimately, the ‘Mockingbird’ is killed in ways that are worse…

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    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is an award winning novel that tells the story of the Finch family in 1930 Maycomb, Alabama. In their neighborhood there is a house at the end of their street, the Radley house. Rumor has it Mr. Arthur, also know as Boo Radley, is a monster and Scout and Jem Finch are curious to find out more. Meanwhile their white father, Atticus Finch, is defending an innocent black man, Tom Robinson, in the racist environment of the South. This book portrays many of…

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    you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it,” said Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird. This is a story that tells about Scout Finch, his brother Jem, and his father Atticus. The author, Harper Lee’s purpose when writing this book was to show racism and prejudice in the south in the 1930s. One of the focuses of this book is the court case of Tom Robinson, which ended up with an innocent man dying because he was black. People in the…

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    courage is. Many think being courageous is just about doing something you are scared to, and of course, that is being courageous, but that’s not all it’s about. It may take some time, or even a whole book, like the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, to fully comprehend the meaning of courage. After understanding this, one may change their way of thinking about courage and courage in the world, just like Scout did. An event that Scout saw made her think twice about Atticus’s courage. She…

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