To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, portrays an influential period of the protagonist, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch’s life. Narrated from the perspective of Scout as an adult, she writes about her experiences between the ages of six and nine and how she reaches maturity through various, momentous situations and experiences. Several of Scout’s learning experiences occurred due to the small town life she lived in Maycomb, Alabama. The atmosphere of racial relations exposes genuine injustice and prejudice, of which she does not understand; however, because of the ambiance of Maycomb County, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch grows in her understanding of her world and develops her own perspective through her gain of knowledge. She greatly respects, trusts and appreciates her father, Atticus Finch, because of his solicitous, empathetic methods and advice. Atticus Finch, as well as Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch, teach Scout a myriad of memorable lessons. Throughout the novel, Atticus’ occupation as an attorney, which shapes his beliefs and actions, and his involvement with the Robinson v. Ewell case are sources of awareness and an experience of expanding maturity for Scout. In addition, Scout is shaped by Arthur “Boo” Radley, Calpurnia, and Miss Maudie Atkinson. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee traces Jean Louise “Scout” Finch and her passage from innocence to knowledge.
Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, shows how life was for those in the southern part of the United States, during a time when racism ran rampant throughout the land. Many injustices were committed to those of “Negro” descent, and it was up to those behind the law to protect them as well as those who lived by the law. Atticus, attorney at law, defender of the people, and father to Scout and brother Jem is safeguarding Tom Robinson, accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. As the story continues though, Mayella’s accounts of the facts aren’t quite as how they actually happened. Together, Scout (Jean Louise Finch), Jem and Atticus show courage to stand up for what is right, defend the innocent until proven guilty, and how to remain unbiased within a society where a huge bias existed.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a fascinating story that has captured the hearts of many readers. The main character and narrator Scout Finch, or otherwise known as Jean Louise Finch, speaks the voice of a young girl who grows up in a small town called Maycomb County in the 1930’s. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a non-racist lawyer in a very prejudice town. Throughout the novel, Harper Lee includes many themes, but one of the most important one explains the loss of innocence and growing up. Even though one loses their childhood innocence, he or she eventually gains more consciousness and understands more about themselves and the world around them.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by a beloved author, Harper Lee. Despite dealing with serious issues of rape and racial inequality, this novel is renowned for its moral in the value of friendship and family. Lee writes about a young girl, Jean Louise Finch, who is also acknowledged as Scout. Scout grows up in the small fictional town of Maycomb County in the 1930s. She lives with her older brother Jem, their housekeeper Calpurnia, and her widowed father who is an attorney that is faithful to racial equality and later on defends Tom Robinson, a black man charged with raping a white woman. Scout has a basic faith in her community that they are good people but then throughout the novel especially during Tom Robinson's case her faith is tried-and-trued by the hatred and prejudice that looms in the hearts of the people in her community and her perception of the world is changed forever.
The novel To Kill A Mockingbird, written by renowned author Harper Lee, was published on July 11, 1960. Her novel received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize and has become a modern-day American classic novel. The book’s setting is in Alabama and occurs when widespread racism and discrimination are high in the South. The name of the book arises from the common belief and saying that, ’It is a sin to kill a mockingbird’. To Kill A Mockingbird is narrated by Scout Finch, about her father, Atticus Finch, a well-known lawyer who fights to prove the innocence of a black man (Tom Robinson), who is unjustly accused of rape, and about Boo Radley, her mysterious neighbor who saves both her and her brother Jem from being killed.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a book revolving around the life of Scout Finch, a young girl growing up at the time of the Great Depression in Maycomb, Alabama. Many characters in the book feel the effects of racism both directly and indirectly. One person impacted directly by racism is Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Another person who feels the effects of racism is Dolphus Raymond, as he is a white man who fell in love with a black woman, had children with her, and is therefore rejected by society. Calpurnia, the Finches’ maid, is also affected by racism because she is a black woman working for a white family, and is treated with disrespect by white people and black people alike. Racism influences
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, Harper Lee's, To Kill a Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior, to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, and the struggle between blacks and whites. Atticus Finch, a lawyer and single parent in a small southern town in the 1930's, is appointed by the local judge to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, who is accused of raping a white woman. Friends and neighbors object when Atticus puts up a strong and spirited defense on behalf of the accused black man. Atticus renounces violence but stands up for what he believes in. He decides to defend Tom Robinson because if he did not, he would not only lose the respect of his children and the townspeople, but himself as well.
To Kill a Mockingbird was published by author Harper Lee, in the year of 1960; during the period of The Great Depression. The plot takes place in southern Alabama, where racism and hatred is shown throughout this literature piece. The book is told from the perspective of a child named Jean Louise, also known as Scout. She lives with her older brother named Jem, along with her father Atticus, whom is a well known lawyer in the county. Throughout the story, the author builds up the events that add up into the occurrence of the trial, the trial of Tom Robinson against Bob Ewell and his daughter Mayella Ewell. Robinson is put on trial because he is accused of raping his daughter. The main focus of this piece is the vanishment of innocence. As
Have you ever heard the term: judging a book by its cover? This term closely relates to racial prejudice when one person is judging a person of difference or different race without getting to know who they are really like on the inside beforehand. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird the protagonist, Scout lives in a world of fear where a lot of people around Scout are judging Tom Robinson a black man accused for a crime he didn't commit before they hear more of his story. To Kill A Mockingbird is a great portrayal of the conflict between races in the early 1930's. Racial prejudice occurs in the book as well as in present day because we fear change, we are scared of people who are different, and we feel peer pressure from society.
In the book to kill a Mocking Bird the story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama. Maycomb County’s setting was different depending on the weather. During the rainy weather grass was growing on the sidewalks, and the streets turned to red slope. During the hot days there were flies under the shade. The setting is important because the time of the book was when the Southern states where still racist, and they were living a poor life style. Another way the setting is important to the time of the book because winter comes to early, and it snows, so the neighbors want there flowers protected and the kids want to make a snowman so it works out for everyone.