External Conflict In To Kill A Mockingbird

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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.

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. Mr. Dolphus Raymond is a white man who not only lives with african-americans but has black children of his own. He is notorious for being a drunk ever since his first wife shot herself do to his ways. …show more content…

Racism is the obvious external conflict which is an example of man vs man conflict. In To Kill a Mockingbird there are several references to racism, the most obvious claim is Tom Robinson 's trial, where he is accused of raping a Mayella Ewell. Atticus as Robinson 's his attorney, is able to prove that both the victim and her father lied in court to help their own dignity. Internal conflict is shown when a person is dealing with their mind. Tom Robinson has to know that he has a very slim opportunity of being proclaimed innocent by the white man in then jury. Atticus assures him many times that there is a likely possibility of an appeal and that Robinson will be freed then. However, Tom loses faith after he is sent to prison, he then can not follow Atticus 's promise to never give up hope. Robinson decides to take matter into his own hands and tries to run away from the rat infested jail, and is shot to death by the prison …show more content…

Atticus 's sister does not apear in till later on in the novel when Atticus is working long nights on the case. Very little is known about the Finch 's Aunt. She still helps the plot flow by aiding Atticus in a time of need; she also informs Jem and Scout where they can from and the hard work it took their ancestors to reach the point where they are at.

In the every beginning of Lee 's book we notice that Jem is young and immature and his ways. Over the course of events we see Jem grow up and slowly becoming a man. Jem believes that a real man is one who knows how to shoot a gun and over rule their peers. We see Jem change in what he believes a man is by the interactions with people in the conflicts he faces. Jem Finch is a main charactor but also a dynamic charactor because of his coming-of-age change.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that lee's novel takes place in the 1930s in maycomb, alabama.
  • Analyzes how the story is told in 1st person by a girl named jean louis finch, known as scout.
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