To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Mood helps in creating an atmosphere in a literary work by means of setting, theme, diction and tone. Throughout the book To kill a mockingbird the author wanted the mood to be sorrowful or vexed or just fret about how the people are acting because seeing how things were being treated or how people acted would be enough to make you feel angry or sad or worried for the people who were in the book. You always wanted to know what was going to come next or how something would end. Vex was a very prominent mood in this story and is definitely the most relevant. The mood that occurred most in the book is vexing because the way people acted would make you vexed. For example when the jury had said tom robinson was guilty everyone knew he was innocent but he was still guilty so that would make you feel vexed. “A jury never looks at a defendant it has convicted, and when this jury came in, not one of them looked at Tom Robinson.”(Lee 282) That is one of many examples in the book where things make you extremely mad and it is usually racism that makes you vexed because it happens all throughout ...

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