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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

- The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which is one of the best books, is filled with incredible connections and fantastic foreshadowing. Once you pick up this book, you will need the key of being able to dissect the book in order to unlock its full potential. Through the three-and-a-half year-long journey that is To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee takes Jeremy Atticus Finch and Jean Louise Finch through a never-ending pile of events. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about Jem and Scout Finch and their childhood in Maycomb, Alabama....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Harper Lee]

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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

- In the classic 1960 novel of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses irony to reveal Maycomb’s true colors of prejudice, racism, and hypocrisy. The “tired old town” seems ideal and peaceful on the surface, but as the story progresses, it becomes evident that the town is a biased, racist community. (p. 5) The author’s irony helps the reader interpret the actual hypocritical views of the story’s characters. Simon Finch, Miss Merriweather and the Missionary Society, and Miss Gates all show the existence of discriminatory and impartial views that surround the town....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Harper Lee]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Would you be the same person you are today if you had lost innocence and realized harsh realities at the age of nine. In this book, a young child takes a big step forward to understanding the denotation of life and words of wisdom. Her perspective on adult events might as well shock you, despite to the depth and knowledge of her thoughts. The award winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is remarkable for those who want a heart-warming classic story that would go along with a cup of bittersweet, dark roasted coffee....   [tags: Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- When one is young, one is oblivious to the harsh realities of life. The imperfect human nature, suffering, and trauma can influence a child’s view of the world and the people in it. In her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee tells a story about the coming of age of Scout, a young girl living in the post Civil War South, in a context of racism, violence and aggression. As Scout faces these new experiences, she relies upon her African-American nanny, Calpurnia, her reclusive neighbor, Arthur Radley, and her father, Atticus Finch to help her through it all....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is novel set in a three year period through the ‘great depression’. Atticus Finch (Jem and scouts father) is originally portrayed as a friendly and understanding person, though when he attends court defending a ‘black man’ as his job, suddenly he and his family begin to suffer racial hatred from their community. The story features on the themes of racism, community morals and the realisation of certain truths whilst growing up. It is a fascinating novel with a great storyline full of drama and unexposed realities....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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The Significance Of A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Harper Lee 's To Kill a Mockingbird: The Significance of a Mockingbird In a society surrounded by corruption, racism, and cruelty it is rare to find purity. Innocence is constantly being destroyed. For this reason, the harmless citizens need to be treasured and protected. Harper Lee 's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird portrays the injustices of the 1930 's that expose the innocent to the mal of the society’s intentions. Some characters in the novel are characterized as harmless and pure and are symbolized by mockingbirds....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, KILL]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Harper Lee is an author that most people know of due to her writing controversial novels and her novels also being classified as classics. It seems like most middle school and high school book lists consist of Lee’s most famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, which is about a single father with two children, the Finches, who fights for the rights and lives of black Americans. When the novel was published, it was considered very controversial because it dealt with white Americans fighting for black Americans, which was not the norm at the time the book was published in 1960....   [tags: Harper Lee, Truman Capote, Gender]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- The power of childhood innocence reveals more about one another than any other force in nature. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee creates the unjust rape trial of Tom Robinson to shed light upon how the power of childhood innocence reveals the true racially-based corruption of the time period. Through the eyes of a child named Scout and the focus on two other child protagonists, Dill and Jean, Lee highlights the way a child views the world versus those jaded by the depravity of humanity. Harper Lee focuses upon the characterization of Scout, Dill, and Jean to present the idea that childhood innocence sees the true evils of society through a non-judgmental lens....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Childhood]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee there are two important characters; Scout is the age of six and Jem is the age of ten and they were both impacted greatly by events in the novel.The younger childhood years are the most important, this is the most susceptible and vulnerable time for people, and good role models are key to a good development. Children have witnessed a great amount of courage, as well as learned stepping into other people 's shoes and as well as their identity and beliefs....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Novel]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Over the past decades the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has been taught to American students anywhere from seventh grade to twelfth, credited as a story with themes such as coming of age, discrimination and justice, all of which might appeal to young adults. However, the teachings of the Lee’s recently second published book, Go Set A Watchman seem to be daunting many within the English profession. Some reasons why there is hesitation to incorporate the new novel into curriculum is because it contains incest, racism, and the reconstruction of the heroic Atticus Finch....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Novel]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- In today’s society, it isn’t uncommon to see individuals abandon their values in order to fit in. Unification is a very powerful concept and people often tend to surround themselves with others whether they have the same beliefs or not. This inclination further leads to the desertion of truth and ethics as they throw everything they’ve ever known into the wind in order to avoid drawing attention to oneself. Although self-identity and one’s morals are notably difficult to discover and hold true to, the effects abandoning them has on one’s character is continually mentioned in the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Novel]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- For the South, tradition is “understood as an embodiment of the ‘givens’ that must be constantly fought for in each generation, and adjusted to new conditions” (Genovese 4). In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the fight is, not only for tradition, but also with it. Scout and Jem are confronted with “Maycomb’s ways” (Lee 37) and are forced to struggle with, try to understand, and conform to these ways. They, along with Atticus, strain to maintain their family place in the community while forging a new path to the future free of some of the entanglements of the tradition in which they have been born....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Conservatism]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- People are responsible for acting according to their conscience. The justice system was created in order to be our aid in making moral and ethical decisions, but when the Justice system fails, we should still be able to follow our conscience to make the right the decision. In Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” one of the characters, Atticus Finch, helps not only characters in the book, but the readers, understand that the legal system does not always serve justice, in fact, the legal system only is as moral and just as the community it serves....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Race]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- 1. The movie To Kill A Mockingbird was based on Harper Lee 's Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird. The movie was released in the United States on March 16, 1963. Many of the characters in this movie are relevant such as Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, Jem, Bob Ewell, and Calpurnia; however, this movie is a representation of what was seen in the deep south during the depression era through the eyes of a six year old girl named Scout. Because it is a narrative, Scout makes one of two primary characters....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Morality]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- ... This is showing that Atticus believes in racial equality because he is anticipating that his children won 't critic others and will welcome them all as equal. Aunt Alexandra comes to visit and she seems to disagree on living with calpurnia, a black lady who is like a mother figure for Scout and Jem. “Atticus 's voice was even: "Alexandra, Calpurnia 's not leaving this house until she wants to. You may think otherwise, but I couldn 't have got along without her all these years. She 's a faithful member of this family and you 'll simply have to accept things the way they are." (ch.14, pg.182) Atticus believes family is not based on blood but on love....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Race]

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Hope in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is extensively a story of hope. Hope is to wish for something with expectation of its fulfilment and to have confidence; trust. This is shown through the themes, issues and the characters in the novel. Atticus represents hope, he is optimist. He is from the higher class and defends the lower class and still has the anticipation to win. The Finch family has hope as Atticus has taught his children to be accepting and have open-minds. Racism and prejudice, give people the hope for change....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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The Eyes Of A Child By Harper Lee

- ... In a section of the book Scout gets in a fight with her cousin, Francis, when he makes a racial slur directed to her(112). Although her father told her not to fight, she couldn’t help herself. Francis got the habit of being prejudice from Alexandria. This shows just how impressionable children are. That is just one reason the book is written from the viewpoint of a child. Another time racial slurs were directed to the kids was when they would pass Ms. Dubose house. She would shout racial slurs directed at the kids and at Atticus....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Black people, Harper Lee]

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The Growth Of Courage By Harper Lee

- Sam Hauser Mockingbird Essay Honors English 9C Period 6 29 April 2016 The Growth of Courage Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird takes the reader on a journey through an eventful series of summers for the Finch family, and the entire city of Maycomb Alabama. As the story progresses many characters are introduced, each of which represent a different lesson that the main character Scout must learn. Examples of this would be Atticus Finch who represents wisdom and protection, Jeremy “Jem” Finch is representative of courage at the beginning, but as the story unfolds he becomes a symbol of maturity and coming of age, and Miss Dubose who lives an unfortunate life controlled by a morphine addiction...   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Sympathy Of A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Yuuki Hosokawa Ms. Stradinger A1 English 9 Honors 21 October 2015 Empathy in To Kill a Mockingbird Being able to empathize is an important trait to acquire and use. The ability to empathize goes beyond sympathy, it is to put “yourself in someone 's shoes”, or to understand and share the feelings of another through the use of imagination. One reason it might be important is that empathy can help to deal with the negativity of others, while somebody may bring you down by saying rude comments you can empathize that perhaps they are going through hardships and it 's hard to keep inside anger for a long time, so they unleash it on you....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- ... ' and she kicked the man, thinking, "Barefooted, I was surprised to see him fall back in real pain. I intended to kick his shin, but aimed too high" (Lee 128). Scout also defended her father in the classroom when the teacher told her to tell her father not to teach her to read, because it would interfere with how she taught. She told Miss Caroline, “He hasn’t taught me anything . . . . Atticus ain’t got time to teach me anything” (Lee 12). Scout and Jem Finch can both contribute to facing their fear of Boo Radley (Jolley)....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, White people, Harper Lee]

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The Loss Of Innocence By Harper Lee

- The illusion of innocence is deeply instilled in the outlook of children. Reality soon takes its grip as kids begin to grow and mature, and they lose their pure qualities that they have once possessed. Their father Atticus shelters Jem and Scout from the town’s disease, teaching them the act of sympathy and how to distinguish the good aspects over glaring at the imperfections of people. The loss of innocence portrayed in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is exposed as the lives of Jem, Scout, and Dill go through their racist and prejudice society, learning how the worlds dreamlike qualities is nothing more than just a childhood fable....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most influential books of all times. It has been argued that this book is an autobiography contrary to most beliefs the book is not. Although the book was strongly influenced by her childhood. Harper Lee’s mother was Frances Cunningham Finch. Lee uses all three of her mother’s names for characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. When Lee was in nursery, she met a boy called Truman Streckfus. They got very close and the two bonded instantly. Lee based her character of Dill, the oddly articulate kid, on her good friend Truman....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- To Kill a Mockingbird novel is a warm and humorous piece of writing though it deals with critical issues such as racial inequality and rape. The novel was published in 1960 by Harper Lee and it gained immediate popularity and success becoming a modern literature in American. The plot of the novel and characters are based on Harper’s perception of her neighbors and her immediate family. Also, it is based on her observation of events that took place near her home area in 1936 at the age of ten years....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- ... Mr. Finch balances his life of teaching his children and being a hard, loyal attorney in the small courts of Maycomb, Alabama. In the Hex Appea,l “Bobro spoke in an articulate French baritone so rich with authority that I could imagine him flourishing as a crafty small-town defense lawyer, a Central African Atticus Finch, if he were not on the bench” (Wood). Atticus Finch’s actions in the court are superb in a manner that other lawyers want to be in similar manner to him. Mr. Finch’s actions are similar to him, “watching a football game” (Lee 94) and remains calm and cool....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Harper Lee published this novel during a rough period in American history, also known as the Civil Rights Movement. This plot dives into the social issues faced by African-Americans, like Tom Robinson, in the south. She felt that the unfair treatment towards blacks was persisting and not coming to an end anytime soon. This drove her to publish this novel in hopes that it would help society realize that these harsh ways must stop. She effectively uses the characters to help drive this point. Atticus Finch, and his children, Scout and Jem, play a large role in this story....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Black people]

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- ... Ewell casually slings around words such as n***** with abandon, and puts the African American man’s actions in the crudest way possible, claiming that he was “ruttin on my Mayella”, Bob’s adult aged daughter. By calling a woman of legal age his, Bob shows no respect for anybody in question. This lack of respect for both women and African Americans is a horrible thing, and it is obvious that nobody would accept or want this behavior. It is later said in court that Bob Ewell yelled to his daughter: “You goddamned whore, I’ll kill ya” (260), implying that this case was the fault of Mayella....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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- ... “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough” (321). Scout comprehends the relationship between Boo and her from his point of view. In other words, she understands that all along Boo looked at Scout and her brother, Jem, as his children and tried to protect them. Finally, this shows that Scout understands that putting herself in other people’s shoes let’s her have a totally new perspective on the way she looks at someone....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Black people, Harper Lee]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Innocence is the wonderful ignorance people possess about the world. Nothing is wrong; people are kind; the world is impeccable, but eventually, the world shows its propensity to strip people of their innocence and leave them to the true cruelty of everything and everyone. In her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee tells the adventures of Scout and Jem Finch. Through the eyes of Scout, the reader gets a vicarious sense as to what small, southern town life was like for a child in 1935. These particular children are the son and daughter of Atticus Finch, an intelligent and dexterous lawyer, who happens to be the defense in Maycomb’s court case of the century....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, many things are repeated and emphasized. Harper Lee does this for a reason, she wants her reader to centralize their thoughts on certain themes. After reading and analyzing this novel, we discovered that the theme of “justice and injustice” was the most relevant theme. Many scenarios in this book, such as: death, the court system, racism, and the Finch children depicted this. Harper Lee uses this plot so her readers understand the difference between justice and injustice, and its consequences....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Black people]

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- ... The symbol of the mockingbird can be applied to Boo Radley from this point of view as well. Mockingbirds are known for imitating songs from other birds, however, do not have songs of their own. Therefore, the same way a mockingbird makes itself present is seen through other birds, the same can be said about Boo Radley and his presence seen through the town of Maycomb. Boo represents the “unknown” in the beginning of the novel. “As Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities” (Harper 12)....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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- ... She is also very strongly opinionated, which can be inferred by the way she yells at the Finch children and Atticus Finch as well. In fact, Mrs. Dubose is introduced by yelling to Scout and Jem, saying things like, “‘Don’t say hey to me you ugly girl!’” and “‘what are you doing in those overalls. You should be in a dress and camisole!’” ( Lee 132 - 135). She also makes unspeakable comments about Atticus and his current client, Tom Robinson. On the contrary, some characters throughout the novel choose to not let Maycomb influence their thoughts and opinions....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- As children grow up they face difficult situations. Through these difficult times they learn how to cope and most importantly learn to take responsibility. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author, Harper Lee, develops the idea that an individual’s perspective can evidently mature and transform when facing prejudicial circumstances. The character Jem Finch demonstrates this idea well as he develops throughout the story. Jem is a dynamic character that experiences many evident changes throughout the course of the novel....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, White people, Harper Lee]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set in Alabama in the 1930s, and concerns itself primarily with the interrelated themes of prejudice and empathy. These themes are explored as the story follows Scout Finch as she learns lessons in empathy, ultimately rejecting prejudice. While all characters in Lee’s novel learn from their experiences, not all are able to grow in the same manner as Scout. The idea of a positive role model, typified by the character of Atticus Finch, and the ramifications of its absence, is a concept that Lee places much emphasis on....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Miss Maudie Atkinson is a trusted friend of the Finches in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. She is a widow who is utterly obsessed with her garden. She can easily be described as sharp-tongued, but she is also a thoughtful person. Although Miss Maudie spends time with Miss Stephanie, Aunt Alexandra and the missionary circle, Miss Maudie has a very different opinion of the black community, unlike her friends. Miss Maudie is a wise, benevolent and frank woman. Miss Maudie shares wise advice with various characters throughout the novel....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

- The 1930s proves to be a fatal time of racism in the southern states of the US. Harper Lee knows first hand the discrimination and prejudice that the white society imposes on the African Americans as she lived in Alabama. In her novel, she documents how growing up in this type of environment can affect a person. Lee’s character, Scout Finch, begins her journey in blissful innocence. Over a two year span she encounters many circumstances that conclusively lead to her maturation. A few critics claim that the children in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, do not show any development; however, the conflicting viewpoints of racism in Maycomb, Alabama, during the 1930s, send Scout Finch on a transf...   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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- ... She does not understand the rules her teacher has established. Atticus tells Scout, “First of all, if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. 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” (Lee 39). Although Scout is confused by his explanation at first, she later realizes what his definition means. In the Harvard Law Review analysis, readers are told that “Atticus ritualizes empathy in the sense that he disciplines it into certain regulated forms that in due course become second nature, almost as a matter of habit” (“Being Atticus Finch” 1701)....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Ever judge someone by how they act or by what they say. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, two kids must face some ugly things thrown at them by the town and their own relatives, just because their father, Atticus Finch, is defending an African-American. This all takes place in the south during the Great Depression in the 1930 's when Alabama was still a segregated state. When you get to know the characters and start comparing them you start to realize why they all act this way towards them....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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- ... “Robinson made the mistake of saying he felt sorry for a white person — Mayella” (Gandy). Tom has sympathy for Mayella because he also knows her father was the guilty one. Tom showing sympathy is just another good characteristic of his personality. At the end of the novel, the evil is really shown when Mr. Ewell attacks Atticus’s children, Scout and Jem. Bob Ewell is killed by Boo Radley that night or one could say he “fell on his knife.” Tom is also killed for trying to escape from jail – he is shot by the guards....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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- “ You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it” (Harper Lee). A quote Harper wrote about the book To Kill a Mockingbird that took place in the 1930 's in Maycom Alabama. This book teaches you a lot about life lessons like Atticus Finch a 50 year old widower; lawyer who was born and raised in Maycomb his children, Jeremy (known as Jem) and Jean Louise ( known as Scout). Atticus is kind, fair, and very loving....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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- ... For Mr. Radley locking Boo up is his way of protecting him. Lastly, when Boo got in trouble Mr. Radley insisted for him not to be charged, so he was sent to the courthouse basement instead. Although Mr. Radley is embarrassed of Boo, he still loves him because he is his son. More than just Mr. Radley felt sorry for Boo an illustration from the book is “The sheriff hadn’t the heart to put him in jail with the Negroes…” (Lee 14). That shows that the sheriff felt empathy towards Boo. In addition to Boo bring locked up the kids are also scared of Boo....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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- ... However, he knows that the people would still not respect him because he is associated with an African American woman even though he is white, educated, and wealthy. Most of the citizens in Maycomb, Alabama are extremely judgemental. They all have this criteria of what society believes is normal. If they do not fit the standards, the automatically fall lower than everyone else. SInce Dolphus does not do the normal things most of the citizens in Maycomb do, he is viewed differently from their community....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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- ... The children got scared and returned to the house when Atticus and the town police officer were called to kill the dog because he had gone mad. As the dog got closer and closer the police officer could not shoot him so Atticus took the gun and successfully kills Tim Johnson. Atticus was called One-Shot Finch and had talent with a gun, the children did not know about this secret talent and a neighbor told them “he decided he wouldn’t shoot till he had to, and he had to today” (98). In this incident we find out why Atticus would not teach his children to shoot their air-rifles and it allow us to continue learning about his character which is a respectable man with morals that are important...   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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- ... This teaching becomes a conflict when Scout goes to school and the teacher is upset by it, but Atticus uses his parenting skills again by calming down Scout and making a deal with her so that she will not be in trouble at school again. When the kids misbehave Atticus forces them to behave as well as to make things right again. In one point of the book Jem loses his temper with Mrs. Dubose and he destroys all of her flowers. When Atticus found out he made Jem go apologize, which ended in Jem having to go and read to Mrs....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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- "You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. There is not a person in this courtroom who has never told a lie, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked upon a woman without desire." (273) Whether a man is black or white, Atticus Finch knows that all men have done immoral things....   [tags: Black people, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” takes place during the 1930’s in the fictional and quiet town of Maycomb, located in Maycomb County, Alabama. The town of Maycomb is described as a tired old town that moves very slowly and its residents have nothing to fear but fear itself. Being in set in the South during the 1930’s the story does tackle racism and inequality for African Americans as racism was becoming more and more prominent in the 1930’s. The fact that the story takes place in a backwater county in Alabama makes the the injustice even more prevalent....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Perspective is everything, it is one 's opinion and view on events. The perspective of individuals is influenced by their experiences, thoughts, and lifestyle. A person 's perspective impacts his or her life significantly. This idea of the significance of one 's perspective is often explored through literature. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, the author Harper Lee utilizes powerful characterization to suggest that one 's perspective influences the decisions he or she make. When Scout and Atticus view the matters from the perspectives of others, they make decisions that are considerate....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Black people]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird sets place in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama during the prominent period of racial inequality in the mid-twentieth century. To Kill a Mockingbird explores the transformations that follow one’s coming-of-age alongside the ambivalent morals of the 1950s. Changing the setting would affect the character development, conflict and atmosphere developing a new theme. The setting affects the character development of Scout as she faces the troubles of acting like a “girl” (4.41) because she dislikes acting in the ladylike manner that is expected of women in the 1950s....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, is without a doubt one of the most influential books in our country’s history, it 's been praised by everyone from Oprah to John Travolta, because, despite its age, it has managed to stay relevant through its messages and lessons. To Kill A Mockingbird is a novel that is chock-full of important lessons, including that not everyone is what they seem, that you must persevere in the face of hardship and society, and to not be blind to the truth and allow the innocent to suffer....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- In To Kill a Mockingbird, we are told the story of the lives of the Finch family through the eyes of one Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. She is around the age of eight years old, so she is very young. Essentially, she has always wanted to go to school, but when she gets there, she finds that her education level surpasses that of the first grade. Her father forces her to stay in school. That summer she meets a peculiar person who calls himself Dill, although his name is Charles Baker Harris. Scout and her brother, Jem, quickly befriend him....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Growing Up By Harper Lee

- ... Not only do they learn important traits like equality, fairness, and loyalty but they grow up. Not just physically, but mentally and in ways that will change their lives forever. Jem Finch. We hear this name throughout the novel and not only associate it with Scout 's older brother, but a courageous, protective, and sometimes stubborn adolescent. From the introduction of the novel we see that Jem is already more mature than his younger sister, but not quite a man yet. Our first glance at maturity beginning to blossom in Jem was in chapter 3 when he was able to defend Walter Cunningham and empathize with him....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Kill A Mocking Bird, By Harper Lee

- Courage. It is a seven-letter word that has accumulated various different definitions over time. Put simply however, courage is the capability to go out and accomplish something, disregarding one’s personal fear and the opinions of others. It is putting aside thoughts of fear, disrespect, hatred, persecution, and delusion to attain success and accomplishment. Acts of courage have been displayed variously through literature, media, and history. Specifically, Atticus Finch from award-winning novel To Kill A Mocking Bird, and peaceful political activist Mahatma Gandhi both demonstrate courage, as well as having unique similarities and differences between themselves....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Nonviolence]

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Harper Lee 's Kill A Mockingbird

- Many students believe that Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a commentary on social issues in 1930’s America. However, over time new themes for discussion have grown from the novel. The courage and leadership of characters in To Kill a Mockingbird have become common subjects discussed by today’s students. In this way, Lee’s novel has evolved to meet the changing ideology of humanity. At the time of the novel, standing up against common customs and beliefs was unacceptable, a violation of societal rules....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Leadership]

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Honesty, By Harper Lee

- Honesty is a rare trait that few people are able to perfect, but a trait more people should have to make the world a better place. Mrs. Dubois is harshly opinionated and honest leading to Scout learning more about herself, Atticus stays ardent in his morals and beliefs concluding in a new look on black folk in Maycomb, and Tom Robinson is honest with himself enabling him to die with dignity. Honesty is a prominent topic shown through many characters of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Honesty is very brutal in the character of Mrs.Dubose, one of the subtle more challenging characters Lee uses to show the topic of honesty....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, White people]

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The Significance Of The Title Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- What is the significance of the title "To Kill a Mockingbird?" This has been one of the most frequently asked questions since Lee Harper published this book over fifty years ago. The actual character of the mockingbird is vaguely switched throughout the book from Jem, to Tom Robinson, then Dill, Boo Radley and so forth. With a bit of word play the title, as stated by Herbert, becomes "To Mock a Killingbird" which roughly implies the act of Boo Radley shutting himself apart from the world as a result of being accused of things via rumors of a trial he underwent as a teenager....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Atticus as a Hero, in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- Although they are critiqued, some people do whatever they can do to improve our society. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch proves himself to be a hero. This small-town lawyer exhibits bravery, strength, and modesty when faced with objection during Maycomb’s quarrel for justice. Without a doubt, Atticus proves that anybody can stand for what he or she believes is right. Throughout the novel, Atticus reveals his bravery. He demonstrates this quality by killing Tim Johnson, the rabid dog....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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A Revolving Mirror Image Of Atticus A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- A Revolving Mirror Image There are two types of people: first who would see a half empty glass and second who see a half full glass. There are two different perspectives which indicate how one thinks but when it comes to viewing what is around us, everyone is the same by judging things as we see them. "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" (39). As the quote already explains, people only see a mirror image of you, not what is behind the mirror....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Response to Questions on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

- 1. Allusion: The name of the father, Atticus, probably comes from the Roman orator Titus Pomponius Atticus, who was known for never taking a side in political struggles but rather staying neutral. This is characteristic of Atticus Finch who, despite being severely criticized for defending Tom Robinson, tells his children to ignore what people have to say. 2.Characterization: characterization would be when Boo Radley is described as ghost like, or a hermit. They think that he is insane. 3. Static character: Atticus is a man who has demonstrated that he is totally balanced in his approach to humankind....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Prejudice in Harper Lee´s To Kill a Mockingbird

- Life is like a thrill ride; one never knows what will be in store for them. Many characters in the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee feel the same way about life, having experienced many surprising and unexpected turns of events. This story is about a sleepy southern town filled with prejudice, and a lawyer’s quest, along with his children Scout and Jem, to take steps in ridding the town of its prejudiced mindset. Atticus, the lawyer, defends an innocent black man, Tom Robinson, accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell, despite being a white man....   [tags: hypocrisy, Harper Lee]

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Courage in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

- Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a timeless novel that has been both accepted and refused by many readers. To Kill a Mockingbird took place is a town called Maycomb. It is narrated by a young girl named Jean Louise Finch, otherwise known as Scout, who learns how to deal with many things in her life. While learning to deal with racism, injustice, and criticism, she also finds courage being showed by many of her role models. The theme courage is best depicted through Boo Radley, Scout and Atticus....   [tags: Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, ]

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The Innocence Of Scout And Jem By Harper Lee

- Progression of Change Brooke Waller All children are born with a sense of innocence and curiosity. Many times adults assume children are unaware of the conflict surrounding them, yet often times an event or conflict occurs. For example: a friend’s betrayal, a divorce or simply a broken promise, in which fragments of innocence are taken away. At the same time, underneath lies a mature, grown up being. In her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee illustrates her belief that children lose their innocence when exposed to the harsh realities of the world, which helps them to grow and mature....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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Analysis Of ' Heart Of A Lion ' By Harper Lee

- Heart of a Lion To be courageous you cannot be deterred by possible outcomes that may involve danger or pain. To be courageous you have to be more than brave you have to be undaunted and have a heart of a lion. Through Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird courage and determination are embedded through the character’s actions. Atticus Finch, a lawyer in Maycomb County, explains to his son Jem, “I wanted him to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Scout ' By Harper Lee

- Abigail Duvall Mrs. Thrush English 10 Honors 21 September 2015 The Prevalent Prejudice in Society Prejudice as defined by the Merriam Webster’s Dictionary is, “a feeling of like or dislike for someone or something especially when it is not reasonable or logical.”prejudice is prevalent through many of the characters in the book. Scout, is the book’s narrator and is 7 at the beginning of the book. Her father, Atticus is a lawyer in the town of Maycomb, where the story takes place. Tom Robinson, a black character, is also very important throughout the plot of the book....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, White people]

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Characterization Of The Same Name By Harper Lee

- ... In the book, Scout has her help Calpurnia, her neighbor Miss Maudie Atkinson, and her annoying Aunt Alexandra to talk to and bond with. Calpurnia is always with the Finch family and is the woman Scout has grown up around the most. In the beginning, Scout sees Calpurnia as a bully, but later on realizes that the things she says to Scout are said out of love. Cal wants nothing more than to see Scout grow up to be a civilized young woman. Miss Maudie, Scout 's neighbor across the street who has known Atticus and his family since they were both young, serves as Scout 's confidant....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Role Models]

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Kill A Mocking Bird By Harper Lee

- ... However, this prediction is proven wrong, as Arthur consistently leaves presents for them in a nearby tree hollow, mends Scout’s pants after an incident occurs with Boo’s older brother, and also covers her with a blanket after a house fire is started in the neighbourhood. Upon realisation of this, Scout gradually interprets Boo as an ordinary person, who is actually quite friendly and tolerant. When she looks back at all the activities she performed at the Radley house, she takes into account the perspective of Arthur and how he must have felt when he saw Scout, Jem and Dill mocking him....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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America 's Idols By Harper Lee

- Jason Teh Mr. Lander 9th Grade La Pd6 11 December 2014 America’s Idols What does it mean to be a good parent. The most common definition of a good parent is one who makes their children feel valued and loved, by teaching them the difference between right and wrong. At the end of the day, the most essential thing is to create a nurturing environment where your children feel like they can mature into confident, independent, and caring adults. Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird defines what a true parent really is thought hardships and struggles throughout the book....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Gentleman of the South in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- True role models are those who have the qualities that we would want to have in the near future and those who make us want to be a better person. They teach us more about ourselves and encourage us to make better choices. A role modle is not just someone who is successful, but someone who has had similar experiences that we have had. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that Atticus Finch is a true role model. Over the course of the novel, Atticus stands up for his beliefs, respects everyone regardless of who they are and behaves as a true father....   [tags: heroes, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee,]

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Atticus the Hero in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- Martin Luther King and Gandhi are one of the few people who changed society, and stood on their own. They were individuals who didn’t worry what other people thought. They decided to bring a change in the society. King and Gandhi fought for their own rights and freedom. Lots of people get influenced by a person and make him as a leader, So he can do all the work for them while others were lazy. So this shows that a person can change a society. In “To kill a mocking bird” by Harper lee, in the county of Macomb, Atticus a lawyer defending a black man at that point of the time is changing the society....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, heroesw,]

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Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

- ... In shock, he fell to the ground. She then tried to hug him and kissed him. “She says she never kissed a grown man before…She says what her papa do to her don’t count. She says: “Kiss me back, n*****.”” He ran from the room, and then saw Bob Ewell in the window, who shouted, “You god-damn whore, I’ll kill ya.” He then just ran away, and he admits he was scared (The Trail). In Finch’s closing argument, we learn many things with the help of ethos, logos and pathos. We learn that this trial should have never been brought to court because there was no medical records to prove Tom Robinson had beaten her....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Black people, Harper Lee]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- ... He’s purposely gets drunk just to hide his personality because he is afraid he will lose his friendship and love from his wife and friends. Mr. Raymond acts like he is drunk so he can hide his personal lifestyle from his friends and his wife. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Mr. Raymond explains that he feels he has to give the population some reason for his odd behavior. He acts friendly toward black people. Mr. Raymond believes it 's easier for people to handle strangeness when they have a reason to explain it....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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Social Commentary On Harper Lee 's The Novel ' Of Kill A Mockingbird '

- ... For example, in the beginning of the novel, Jem, Scout and Dill are equally curious about Boo Radley. The trio attempt to pry into Boo Radley’s life by asking questions about him to neighbor folk, and sharing their tremendous fright of Boo Radley. Also, as imaginative young children, the trio plays role-playing games, in which Jem usually takes lead. In the start of the book, he is almost like a child, but a rounded child. In one particular event, Jem leads a role playing game, but this game is not just any game he states....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Harper Lee 's The, The Great Gatsby, And The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

- To Kill A Mockingbird Trying to pinpoint exactly what constitutes a Great American Novel has led to an enormous amount of speculation. Some critics highlight the coming-of-age aspect while others assign greater importance to the issues of relatable American life. The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have all earned renowned reputation for these elements. They have been the subject of countless scholarly studies and are part of the national dialogue concerning topics of race, gender, and class in America....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Courage Demonstrated by Atticus, Boo and Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, is a moving story about courage set against the prejudice in a small, Alabama town. Atticus tells his children that courage is standing up for what you believe in, even if you know you will lose. Atticus, Boo, and Scout show courage through standing up for what they believe in, even if they might lose by doing so. When Atticus chooses to defend Tom Robinson, he knows he will most likely lose the first trial. His friends and colleagues will talk behind his back for defending a black man under a capitol defense....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- Would you rather read a boring novel that contains static characters or would you want to read one that takes you on a journey through a dynamic character's life. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout's personality greatly changes as she matures and learns more about life. This novel takes place in the 1930's in a typical southern society. Once Atticus chooses to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, Scout faces many challenges and she discovers numerous facts about life. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Scout grows up and learns that one should not be prejudiced toward others, the true meaning of courage, and that it is wrong to harm the innocent and kind....   [tags: Harper Lee Kill Mockingbird]

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The Mockingbirds in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- The significance of the store To Kill a Mockingbird is the expression mocking bird appears in the story lots of times. Also the most significant novel in this whole book is the mockingbird symbol. Another significant part of the story is the definition of a mockingbird and it is a type of Finch, it’s also a small bird who likes to sing. It got the name mockingbird because when it sings it is mocking other birds. (http://www.allfreeessays.com/essays/The-Significance-Of-The-Title-Of/21174.html) The mockingbirds in the story were Tom Robinson, Calpurnia, and Boo Radley....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, symbolism, ]

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How Does Harper Lee Accomplish Such A Feat?

- The Greatest Work Throughout history, there are many influential pieces of literature. They shape the way that human society as a whole view various matters, such as politics, religion, and justice. Still, one book stands apart in the volumes of history, and continues to impact generations of readers to this day. It is an endless source of discussion for scholars, and provides both historical and moral value to students of all ages. This famed work is none other than Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird; a timeless story detailing the childhood of tomboy Scout Finch and her adventures in Maycomb county....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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The Case Of Harper Lee 's Kill A Mockingbird

- ... The reader’s understanding of the issue of Scout’s gender is essential to their general understanding of the novel, as well as Scout’s relationship and identification with her father. Often, people flip it, and use Atticus as a foil to Scout, but it really works the other way around. Atticus would be nothing without Scout’s musings to shape him as a character and parental figure. Focusing on Atticus takes away from a vital aspect of the novel, and insults Lee’s craftful presentation of Maycomb County....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Harper Lee 's ' Kill A Mockingbird '

- To Kill A Mockingbird conveyed the philosophy of acceptance, courage and change using a variety of techniques that Harper Lee used in her only novel. She used metaphors, similes, imagery and contrast to highlight her themes of acceptance, courage and change. Lee writes about the importance of acceptance in a society corrupted by prejudice. This discrimination is purely based on appearance. The foundation of society was flawed, as it was dependent on the segregation of black and white citizens. However there are people who comprehend this problem that stand out from the crowd....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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The Influence Of Maturity Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- The Influence for Maturity Mahatma Gandhi once said, “A Man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” In other words, one’s thoughts can be greatly influenced by their environment. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, this idea is clearly present throughout the characters’ maturation. Jem and Scout Finch are living in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Along with their friend Dill, who only visits in the summer, the kids become obsessed with Boo Radley, their mysterious neighbor whom they have never seen leave his house....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Of Kill A Mockingbird ' By Harper Lee

- Literary Analysis Name: Ashley Barkley Title: To Kill a Mockingbird Author: Harper Lee Setting: Lee 's novel takes place in the 1930s in the small, old Alabama town of Maycomb. Point of View: The story is told in 1st person by a main character, a young girl named Jean Louis Finch. Throughout the book Miss Finch is known as Scout. Theme: Across the novel there are many different themes that take place. An example of one the themes is the idea of misconception. This theme is shown in many different ways and with many of the characters....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- In to Kill a Mockingbird, Jeremy Atticus Finch, also known as Jem, a small town boy begins as an ignorant, intolerable, naïve, and gullible young boy who has no perspective or interest in the world around him. Jem begins to go through a change of state and mind, which will affect in all aspects of the human world. The story takes place in 1933, the depth of the great depression. As Scout, Jem’s sister describes, “there is nothing to buy and no money to buy things with.” Scout and Jem live in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, a town of prejudice, poverty, and of troubled citizens....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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