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    People and things in Harper Lee’s everyday life inspired her ideas. Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird has many similarities to her own past. These similarities ranged from names to some characters’ entire personalities. Harper used these influences from her life to write her novel. Harper Lee used many names of people she knew in To Kill a Mockingbird. Her mother’s name was Frances Cunningham Finch Lee, and according to “Harper Lee Biography”, “Lee gave all three of her mother's names to various…

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    The Strength in Relationships A relationship is not just one big thing… it is a billion tiny things all put together. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, character relationships are what holds the book together. There is a multitude of them throughout the story; however, Scouts relationship with Atticus stands out to be the strongest. Scouts grew up without her mother in her life because her mother passed away; however, her father stepped up and took the responsibility to…

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    The Power of False Narratives Throughout literature, and even in our own lives, we are poisoned by the false narratives and stories that corrupt our minds and control our decisions. This is the driving force in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Our protagonist, Scout Finch, makes decisions and forms opinions based on stories she hears that simply aren’t true. This is prevalent among various other major and minor characters in the novel as well. They are also extremely commonplace in…

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    What is courage? Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, and pain without fear. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird courage is a big learning lesson. A learning lesson mostly for the Finch family. Scout a young girl, Jem her older brother, and Atticus all learn what true courage is. Having the courage to take risks in life is very important because it gives you a chance to open up and allow you to grow, three people have lots of courage…

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    In Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird Jem and Scout are negatively influenced by Dill, a dynamic character who represents childhood. As Dill comes over during the summer Jem and Scout are pressured to do childish things that exhibit immaturity and irresponsibility. The peer pressure from Dill effect Jem and Scout’s decision making process, and pushes them to commit rebellious acts that go against Atticus’, their father, moral values and teachings. To Kill A Mockingbird first starts with a…

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    Mockingbird, Harper Lee tells the story of a young white girl growing up in Maycomb, Alabama who is forced by circumstance to experience the racial injustice of her town. Throughout the novel, Scout struggles as a child in her situation with understanding prejudice and the good and evil in people. She begins the novel naive to the hatred and unfairness of the world, but by the end of the novel her childlike idealism is gone and she understands how the no situation is black or white. Lee uses the…

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    gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”(Lee 119). In To Kill a Mockingbird, the mockingbird was Tom Robinson. The town of Maycomb committed the crime of killing the mockingbird when Tom was wrongfully accused of a crime he didn’t do. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee displays prejudice and injustice through the court case of Tom Robinson. Injustice and inequality play a huge role in Maycomb, it…

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    Discrimination has been a problem throughout society for many years. As shown in the book To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee and the movie The Help directed by Tate Taylor, discrimination can affect people of all ages. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird the narrator, Scout, is a young girl that lives in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930’s. Scout lives with her older brother Jem, her father Atticus and Calpurnia their maid. Maycomb is a small southern town surrounded with…

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    have a huge impact on your life, just like courage. Fear can have a negative impact on your life but that fear drives courage. Bethany Hamilton was explaining how you need fear to get through life's scariest challenges. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows how one's courage can change the way they look at people and what they go through. Boo Radley has been a fear of Maycomb for a long time. Every citizen of Maycomb is scared of Boo so he stays locked inside his house all day. The…

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    I am reading, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. We learn that Atticus, Scout’s father, is defending a black man in court, despite the towns disdain. Bit by bit we see how the case is slowly affecting the family and we get to know a bit more about other characters, including Alexandra, Calpurnia, and Mrs. Dubose. In this journal I will be characterizing Atticus and evaluating why I believe Cal is a good mother. Starting off, I will be characterizing Atticus. Ethical is a word I feel suits…

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