To Kill a Mockingbird

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There has always been a strong intuition like belief, that Harper Lee used true accounts from her own childhood as an inspiration to create her credible award-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee retells the events that she encountered during this time of prejudice through the eyes of an innocent child, Scout Finch. Lee uses her childhood and the events surrounding her juvenile years to construct many aspects of To Kill a Mockingbird: primarily, the main character, Scout Finch, Tom Robinson’s unfair trial, and the racism occurring in the Southern states. Harper Lee has claimed that her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was not a directly autobiographical, although it is very evident to think otherwise. Lee grew up in the 1930's era. It was at this time, the stock markets crumbled, leading into The Depression and narrow-minded people ruled the Southern states. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the fictional town of Maycomb County, Alabama; where “There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with...” (Lee 11). Like Lee, six year old nar...

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