To Kill a Mockingbird

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Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a fictional story in which a black man is accused of a crime against the daughter of one of the most hateful, racist men in all of Maycomb, Alabama. Though the book is considered fictional, it couldn’t be any more real. Nine black men were “hoboing” a train and ended up being accused of a crime against two white women and known as vial criminals throughout the south. This incident became known as the Scottsboro trial. Although the book To Kill a Mockingbird and the Scottsboro trial are very similar, they are also quite different. One of the biggest differences between To Kill a Mockingbird and the Scottsboro trial is the women whom were supposedly raped. In To Kill a Mockingbird, there was only one woman and her name was Mayella Ewell. In the Scottsboro trial, there were two women by the names of Victoria Price and Ruby Bates. Another difference is that the woman who was raped in To Kill a Mockingbird had her father as a witness at her court trial. In fact on page 92, her father says, “—I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella!” (Le...

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