"Outsiders In To Kill A Mockingbird" Essays and Research Papers

  • Outsiders In To Kill A Mockingbird

    grow into a respected adult. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, several adults, such as Atticus and Miss Maudie provide moral guidance to Jem and Scout, hereby teaching them many lessons such as: to always respect others and to have courage. One important lesson Jem and Scout learn is that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. A mockingbird is a bird that does no harm to humans, its only purpose is singing. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird because it has no negative impact on humans;...

    African American, Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama 1361  Words | 4  Pages

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    talent for shooting but also significantly, Atticus kills the dog to be humane. Both his children realise that he has humility. The incident is also a prelude to Tom Robinson’s fate, who is also shot when trying to escape for a crime he did not commit and a pending execution, effectively putting him out of his misery. According to Carney the shooting of the dog mirrors the judgment at the courthouse. “When Tim the dog is shot ‘the mockingbirds were silent’ and when Tom’s life is effectively ended...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama 2264  Words | 6  Pages

  • To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

    sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” She said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” “Why not kill a mockingbird? Why kill it? These small descriptions are what make the small picture that gets you hooked and helps describe the setting. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird...

    Harper Lee, KILL, Northern Mockingbird 938  Words | 3  Pages

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    To Kill a Mockingbird In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, someone says a phrase that will not be repeated again in the book but continues on in it as an underlying theme. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird, Atticus states this and when he does he is not just talking about birds. He is also talking about people and objects. He uses a mockingbird as a metaphor of innocence. This innocence represents Scout, Tom Robinson, and even “Boo” Radley. Atticus may not have directed this quote...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, In Cold Blood 966  Words | 3  Pages

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To kill a mockingbird theme essay The book “to kill a mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, uses the mockingbird to symbolize innocence. There are people in widely different situations who are innocent, such as Jem and Scout, Tom Robinson, and Arthur “Boo” Radley. The story takes place in a small town called Maycomb, in Alabama. There are two kids who go by the names Jem and Scout. Scout is the narrator of the story, and Jem is her older brother. They’re young, and still very innocent. Tom Robinson...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama 1418  Words | 4  Pages

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    Matthew Cox Mr. de Vries EN140-31 14 February 2012 To Kill a Mockingbird In the final courtroom scene in the movie “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Atticus Finch is given the case of a lifetime when he gets the chance to defend Tom Robinson, a black man who is being falsely accused of raping a white woman in the 1930’s when inequality and racism was very prevalent during that time in the deep South. The odds he faces are terrible because he is defending an African American which during that time would...

    Court, Emotion, Gregory Peck 878  Words | 3  Pages

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    Register in Time for Your New Year Resolution! Program Starts on 30/01 See More About atticus to kill a mockingbird harper lee women writers banned books Ads French Immersion TV french.yabla.com Video Online. Not for Beginners. Very addictive. Extremely effective Cremated Ashes into Glass www.ashesintoglass.co.uk/ Cremation ashes made into glass "Keep the Memory" Atticus (in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee) is one of my favorite father figures in literary history (the character is believed...

    Atticus Finch, Gregory Peck, Harper Lee 1080  Words | 5  Pages

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    Book Review of: To Kill a Mockingbird Genre: Fiction/Realism First published in 1960 by William Heinemann Ltd. F Plot To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story of Scout Finch and her brother, Jem, in 1930's Alabama. Through their neighbourhood walk-abouts and the example of their father, they grow to understand that the world isn't always fair and that prejudice is a very real aspect of their world no matter how subtle it seems. ...

    Bildungsroman, Character, Great Depression 778  Words | 3  Pages

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    Scouting for Lessons The lessons we learn accumulate over time to create who we are. The earlier we learn these lessons, the more effective they are. Having the help of someone who already knows these lessons is helpful. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a young, curious girl named Scout learns lessons and experiences that grow her into a better person. The first lesson Scout learns is empathy. Empathy is the act of putting yourself in other people’s shoes and seeing things...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Learning 1027  Words | 3  Pages

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    Essay Test: To Kill a Mockingbird You will write TWO short essays answers to your choice of TWO of the following questions. Each answer should be 1-2 paragraphs long only- these are not full essays. Before you begin, locate the two questions for which you have prepared. Delete all other options. You now have your own personalized version of this test. Criteria: * Be sure to reference the book (with a quotation or giving a detailed description of a specific scene) 1-2 times for...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, KILL 1042  Words | 4  Pages

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    “To Kill a Mockingbird”- Research Paper What inspires you? When Nellie Harper Lee was writing about the trial of Tom Robinson, she had a very real case to look to for inspiration in the Scottsboro Boys Trials, from the 1930's. “Those trials showed how history made it clear that in the Deep South of the 1930's, jurors were not willing to accord a black man charged with raping a white woman the usual presumption of innocence” (Linder, “The Trials Of The Scottsboro Boy’s”). In Harpers Lee's...

    Black people, Harper Lee, James Edwin Horton 910  Words | 3  Pages

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    Tasnova Hossain English III Mrs. Denis To Kill a Mockingbird The life of an author can greatly influence and inspire their work. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Scout's life, the protagonist, parallels Lee's life in many ways, such as from the similar mischievous personality, rape case, and the familiar setting of where the character was born, which gives background information. It is clear from these many similarities how Lee's own life is...

    Harper Lee, In Cold Blood, Monroeville, Alabama 862  Words | 3  Pages

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    Scouts Views of the World Develops “Humankind cannot bear very much reality” (quoted by T.S. Eliot). In the book To Kill a Mockingbird Scout faces the reality of the world. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Lee uses the n-word to demonstrate how Scout’s view of the world develops. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in the very beginning of the book the n-word is used innocently. For example, when Dill, Scout, and Jem are walking together they are talking about the hot steam. Jem tells...

    African American, Atticus Finch, Black people 825  Words | 3  Pages

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    immoral sense of integrity suited to their needs, yet morally accept their sense of integrity. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird illustrates this illusion portrayed by a Southern society. By using a 1930's Southern point-of-view, Harper Lee demonstrates that integrity not only has the power to unite humankind, but to divide humankind as well. The setting of To Kill a Mockingbird, in a small Alabama community is constructed from the contradictions of Christianity and prejudice. Through prejudice...

    Black people, Ethics, Human 961  Words | 3  Pages

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    Lees classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, remains relevant despite its age and deserves a place in the English curriculum of modern Australian classrooms. Beyond being a classic in American literature, To Kill a Mockingbird is a well written story through which teachers are able to educate students to be sensitive about racial terms, allusions and other literary devices. Although the book was set in the 1930’s and published in the 1960‘s, the age of To Kill a Mockingbird does not affect the life...

    Civil rights movement, Education, KILL 1064  Words | 3  Pages

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    To Kill a Mockingbird: Prejudice against Citizens with Mental Disabilities As racism, discrimination and prejudice against citizen with mental disabilities has been a part of our culture for many decades, it seems as we have found peace with all of this after many years. During the early nineteenth and twentieth century people where not at peace with citizens with mental disabilities, for they were being mistreated and institutionalized for having mental disorders. Many did not see people with...

    Developmental disability, Disability, Discrimination 1326  Words | 4  Pages

  • To Kill A Mockingbird

    To Kill a MockingbirdMockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” said Miss Maudie to her six year old neighbor, Scout. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, killing a mockingbird is a symbol of the destruction of innocence. To Kill a Mockingbird is a memorable novel in American literature history. You...

    American literature, Harper Lee, KILL 908  Words | 2  Pages

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    To Kill a Mockingbird Life in the Southern states during the 1930’s was full of racism and bigotry. Whites were seen as being superior over African-Americans and African-Americans were treated as less than equals. Since the 1930’s, society has made numerous strides to improve the racial inequality of the past and to bridge the gap between the two races. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird revisits the South in the 1930’s. The language used helps to make the novel more realistic. To Kill a Mockingbird...

    Atticus Finch, Black people, Harper Lee 1661  Words | 4  Pages

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    The Mockingbirds Within To Kill A Mockingbird Every child begins life as a naïve mockingbird, a recurring motif in the fictional novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. This novel is set in a small 1930’s town called Maycomb, Alabama, and the symbol of the mockingbird within this town illustrates the undeserved punishments of some and the enlightenments of others. The mockingbird is a symbol of innocence and compassion. Several characters living in Maycomb, such as Tom Robinson, Boo Radley...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama 1443  Words | 4  Pages

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    books are “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “A Raisin in the Sun”. Both of these books have great plots and are enjoyable to read, it’s hard to say which a better book is. With all opinions aside the literary elements can be looked at to see which the better book is. Sometimes a book can be great, however from a literary standpoint they are not good at all. Even though “A Raisin in the Sun” is a good book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is better because of its literary elements. “To kill a Mockingbird” uses its...

    Evil, Fiction, Genre 1079  Words | 3  Pages

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    don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Miss. Maudie explained to Scout and Jem. This meant that there was a moral law people should follow against killing mockingbirds, for we are to spare their innocence. (Lee, 94) In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are several characters that could be considered as symbolic mockingbirds. The mockingbird is identified as innocent birds that “don’t do one thing but make music for us...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama 896  Words | 3  Pages

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    Jacquelyn Thompson English 3 Honors Lynn Blair 1/30/2013 To Kill a Mockingbird The depth behind this novel is too see how Scout has progressed throughout the course of two years. Slowly but surely, she realizes the life lessons that have been waiting for her all along. She does this with the help of her family and her community. One man importantly sticks out the most, and his name is Arthur Radley, but Scout and the children like to call him 'Boo'. Lee incorporated Mr. Radley to really...

    Harper Lee, Meaning of life, Northern Mockingbird 813  Words | 3  Pages

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    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee uses the mockingbird as a symbol to add significance and prominence to the story and characters. In this classic novel, there are characters that can be referred to as a mockingbird. By examining the actions of these characters, readers can recognize the importance of the mockingbird symbol and understand why Arthur “Boo” Radley and Tom Robinson are both great examples of mockingbirds in To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee’s use of the mockingbird symbol is a...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama 1082  Words | 3  Pages

  • Symbolism of the Mockingbird in to Kill a Mockingbird

    Symbolism of the mockingbird Analyse how symbolism was used to convey an interesting idea in the written text In the written text “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee the used of symbolism is used to show the idea that mockingbirds are. Symbolism is used in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The theme of prejudice(1) in the novel can be best seen through the symbol of the mockingbird. Atticus advised his children that if they went hunting for birds to "shoot all the bluejays you want, if you...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama 1004  Words | 3  Pages

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    As a result, a constructive idol is needed. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch fits the job. He is a positive role model for his two children, Jem and Scout. This is demonstrated through his strong sense of equality, wise personality and courteous behaviour. Throughout the story, Atticus exemplifies everything a father should be and is the backbone to this riveting story. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch has a strong sense of equality and believes in...

    Atticus Finch, Gregory Peck, Harper Lee 908  Words | 3  Pages

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    Halle Vanderlinde Monday December 17th 2012 ENG3U1 – Literary/Historical Essay Assignment To Kill A Mockingbird Ms.Prasow Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird incorporates historically accurate material into an otherwise fictional story. Drawing upon current events, social conditions, and attitudes prevalent in the United States during the 1930s, the novel’s setting, characters...

    1930s, Atticus Finch, Black people 1764  Words | 5  Pages

  • A Time to Kill and to Kill a Mockingbird

    The movie based on John Grisham's A Time to Kill is a Hollywoodized, modern-day version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Both movies employ many of the same themes and plot elements; but the former movie is one-dimensional and predictable while the latter is innovative and purposeful. The movie version of Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird is considered a classic film, whereas John Grisham's adapted novel is merely another example of the money making efforts of Hollywood. Some of the movies' more...

    Black people, Film, Harper Lee 1314  Words | 4  Pages

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    Walker_Annabelle_English3_MLAStyleResearchPaper Walker, Annabelle English 3 To Kill A Mockingbird Research Paper 10 March 2013 The Similarities of Her Life and Her Fiction Many authors that write meaningful and classic novels have many ways of finding inspiration for their writing. Harper Lee had things throughout her childhood that she used to create the fictional character Scout Finch, which was meant to be a reflection of herself. The first similarity of their childhoods...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, In Cold Blood 987  Words | 3  Pages

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    TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Very few authors able to introduce real life themes like Harper Lee. The Los Angeles Times calls Lees Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, “Memorable… Vivid… a gentle persuasive, humor and a glowing goodness.” This is entirely true because Lee is able to introduce various conflicts that happen in present time. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee denounces prejudice and racist people. Lee tries to open humanities eyes so it won’t make the same mistakes it made...

    Atticus Finch, Great Depression, Harper Lee 2211  Words | 6  Pages

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    society (cliffnotes.com p.1). These laws had a vast influence on the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee being that this novel took place in 1930’s Alabama. Specially, these laws influence the novel with examples of segregation, Dolphus Raymond, the outcome of trial and Tom’s death, and people’s views on Atticus. Allow me to further elaborate on these ideas. First, Jim Crow laws influence To Kill A Mockingbird by showing many examples of racial segregation due to the laws. An example of...

    African American, Black people, Race 952  Words | 6  Pages

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    To Kill A Mockingbird Essay Reading broadens our minds and touches our hearts. It creates greater understanding and compassion in the reader through its characters and themes. Write an essay that addresses the ideas expressed in this statement with reference to your class novel. “You never really understand a person, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” With over 30 million copies sold worldwide and claiming title to the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is...

    African American, Discrimination, Harper Lee 1286  Words | 4  Pages

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    The 3 Mockingbirds It is a sin to kill a mockingbird as they don't do one thing but sing theirhearts out for us. However, there are many "mockingbirds" that are "killed" in, "To Kill a mockingbird, by Harper Lee." The title of this book (To Kill a Mockingbird) is very significant and can be applied to many characters. Atticus, Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley are characters that can be strongly identified with the title. First, Atticus Finch can be strongly applied to the title. Many citizens of Maycomb...

    Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama 936  Words | 3  Pages

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    “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel about people in the 30’s who show a number of different themes. Firstly, maturity is shown a lot near the end of the novel and during Tom Robinson’s trial. Secondly, racism is a huge part of this novel because a lot of people were judgemental and didn’t approve other races. Lastly, loyalty appears throughout the novel, especially...

    African American, Atticus Finch, Black people 903  Words | 3  Pages

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    Compassion, Sympathy, Understanding, Tolerance In To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout mature from innocence to knowledge as they develop a bond between themselves and those who are different from them. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb, an old southern town in the 1930’s, when racial tensions run high and prejudice is at its peak. People in Maycomb consider anyone with a different ethnicity, economic status, or even a different mindset, an outsider and ostracizes them. In the story the Finch children...

    African American, Baltimore, Harper Lee 1194  Words | 3  Pages

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    Austin Swain AP US History Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1960. Print. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee tells the story of two kids growing up in Alabama during the Depression and how a series of events forced them to grow up, taught them about good values and morals, and made them better human beings. Lee examines racism and other prejudices through a page turning story told in an extraordinarily southern tone. Growing up in Monroeville, Alabama during the...

    Atticus Finch, Great Depression, Harper Lee 1043  Words | 3  Pages

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    history. The Great Depression was a battle for all aspects of the American society and in particular, the South, because of its meager efforts for racial equality. The South is well known for being a stronghold of reactionary principles and in To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee composed an earnest tale focused on the lives of two children in Maycomb County. The consistent bigotry exposed in the narrative reveal a principle that African Americans did not receive- the opportunity to receive a fair trial and...

    1930s, African American, Black people 870  Words | 3  Pages

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    English Essay Task “Despite the bleak portrayal of human behaviour in the novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ still offers a positive view of society. Do you agree?” The novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ does still give a positive view of society. The novel shows that in every event in life that shows the unfair or evil behaviour of mankind there will be a silver lining that provides the positivity of society and shows that society isn’t all evil. Positive spirit within a community is the key to having...

    Atticus Finch, Behavior, Harper Lee 1012  Words | 3  Pages

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    In the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" the theme is discrimination. Harper Lee shows discrimination not just between two races, but between people just because of their reputation. She displays that discriminating people no matter what is not right, because you don't know what kind of person they are; you are judging them by the things you hear and the color of their skin. In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, author Harper Lee uses memorable characters to relate to the racism and discrimination of the 1930s...

    Atticus Finch, Discrimination, Great Depression 1902  Words | 5  Pages

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    this day. The women who stood up for their rights in the 1930s have significantly affected the rights and responsibilities that women have in modern times in the United States. The rights that women had in the 1930s are shown in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird by the prejudices and expectations of women in Maycomb, Alabama. In the 1930s and early 1940s, women were mostly only housewives and mothers, but this changed as women began to demand more rights. Their role at home and in society was mainly...

    Frank Lloyd Wright, Great Depression, Harper Lee 920  Words | 3  Pages

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    Nguyen 1 Kelly Nguyen 524 Ms. Jung English 2 7 November 2012 Scout Understanding Someone People learn to understand others. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout slowly sees things in different points of view. She acknowledges that Arthur "Boo" Radley is a shy, child-like but nice person. Scout realizes that Miss Caroline is not familiar with Maycomb's ways. She also comprehends Jem. People should observe both sides of the story before they start pointing fingers. Scout realizes how Boo feels...

    Atticus Finch, Black people, Harper Lee 781  Words | 3  Pages

  • To Kill a Mockingbird the and a Time to Kill

    Comparative Essay - To kill a Mockingbird and A Time to kill In the world today there are several stories that are too vast to be covered by one story and its aspects. To Kill A Mockingbird and A Time To Kill are two stories that coincide. Many of the aspects of the stories are quite similar. The main similarities occurred to me in the themes and the characters. However, despite the stories' similarities, the two have their differences. The characters are the heart of the stories; the readers follow...

    1961 births, Atticus Finch, Difference 1029  Words | 3  Pages

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    To Kill a Mockingbird Reading is the key to understanding our world, when we read good books we open our minds to new ideas. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an exploration of human morality, set in the 1930s when racism was very common in Alabama. The story is viewed from the innocent eyes of a young child Scout and her brother Jem.  Social inequalities create opportunities for prejudice and discrimination throughout the novel. Maycomb was an old run down town ‘but it was tired old town...

    Black people, Harper Lee, Northern Mockingbird 945  Words | 3  Pages

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    change the world. This can be seen in To Kill a Mockingbird. In this story, Scout Finch tells the story of when her father, Atticus Finch, takes on the task of defending Tom Robinson, a black man, in a rape case. This proved to be a highly controversial ordeal that shakes up their old, little town of Maycomb County, Alabama. Racial prejudice runs high in Maycomb during the Great Depression, the time in which this story takes place. In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch has a significant...

    Atticus Finch, Black people, Great Depression 873  Words | 3  Pages

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    To Kill a Mockingbird Mockingbirds are birds that does one thing; Making music for us to enjoy and nothing else to harm us. In the remarkable novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the mockingbird is used as symbolism for real people. Including the human mockingbirds, the novel represents other pieces of the prejudice such as racism and hypocrisy. In the little town of Maycomb in its 1930¡¯s, the prejudice was an accepted concept for every individual and Atticus even called it a ¡®disease¡¯...

    Black people, Miscegenation, Northern Mockingbird 1091  Words | 3  Pages

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    Lindsey Congdon Mrs. Peterson Period 7 December 1, 2009 To Kill a Mockingbird Essay The Dictionary defines prejudice as, “an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.” There has been prejudice known throughout history, mostly against the blacks during and before the time of Martin Luther King Jr. In The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee there is clear evidence of prejudice against the blacks. In...

    African American, Black people, Race 879  Words | 3  Pages

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    To Kill a Theme Our nation's sixteenth president said in his famous Gettysburg address, "Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." (Abraham Lincoln). What Lincoln means in this historic quote is that our nation was created in the hope that it could be a place where men of all colors could enjoy the same rights and live without fear of persecution. In Harper Lee's...

    African American, Harper Lee, KILL 1486  Words | 4  Pages

  • To Kill a Mockingbird- Symbolism

    Symbolic Roles The characters in To Kill a Mockingbird portray stereotypes and classic roles. Scout is the epitome of an innocent child, and through her eyes we see events unfold that change her status and broaden her awareness of the world around her. Due to her innocence in the beginning of the novel, we have to view her as an unreliable narrator because her views on the situations in the novel are somewhat skewed by her inexperience with the evils in the world. Bob Ewell symbolizes the evils...

    Atticus Finch, Black people, Harper Lee 1529  Words | 5  Pages

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    literary talent, but we like to pretend she does. Ms. Lee is at the head of the Southern class in one big way, however: The numbers are imprecise, but according to a 1988 report by the National Council of Teachers of English, her novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," was required reading in three-quarters of America's high schools. Since its publication 50 years ago this summer, it probably ranks just behind "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," with American high-school students not only required to read...

    Atticus Finch, Gregory Peck, Harper Lee 944  Words | 3  Pages

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    Hayley Tighe Mrs. Legendre Reading 8 January 2014 To Kill A Mockingbird Option 2 In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there is much racism, which is not okay. But go back to the to the time period when it was. The problems in the 1930's Great Depression was affected virtually by every group of Americans. No group was hit harder than African Americans, however. By 1932, approximately half of black Americans were out of work. In some Northern cities, whites called for blacks to be...

    African American, Black people, Ku Klux Klan 1072  Words | 4  Pages

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    To Kill A Mockingbird Racial comments have been slurred all over the world, but in this particular town called, “ Maycomb” racist would go far beyond. Having to overcome many problems Lee would begin using plot, characterization and character motivation to began to grow . Through the use of plot, characterization and character motivation Lee places these characters in situations that require them to mature. First, direct characterization involves with maturity by how wrong decisions was given...

    Character, Fiction, Harper Lee 836  Words | 3  Pages

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    The pain the mockingbirds endure in To Kill a Mockingbird is quite sensational in that we pull a strong reaction through the reader's eyes. Mockingbird's in this novel have quite the figurative meaning, as well as a very literal one. I will take you through both, as we explore the main character Scout, and the four lessons she learns, and attains throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. These very useful, and challenging lessons are: Put yourself in others shoes, don't kill mockingbirds, keep fighting even...

    Great Depression, Harper Lee, KILL 1183  Words | 3  Pages

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    Movement without Complacency One novel that teaches us that history does not turn a blind eye and shows us all the evils that exist in our world today is Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus’ decision to defend Tom Robinson during his trial is indicative of how harmful human behavior can be towards one another. Prejudice, which is abundant in Maycomb and the south, is seen by children as confusing until they are old enough to grasp the concept. Lee portrays the children in the novel...

    African American, Atticus Finch, Harper Lee 1682  Words | 5  Pages

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Chapter 1-11: To Kill A Mockingbird Review Chapter 1: • The reader is introduced to the narrator, Scout, who describes her family's history and her town, Maycomb. She and her brother, Jem, are also introduced to Dill, and the children share stories and fantasies about the mystery man next door. Chapter 2-4: • The first day of school does not go well for Scout. • Scout learns a lesson in manners when Walter Cunningham comes to lunch and a lesson in compromise from Atticus. •...

    Harper Lee, Northern Mockingbird, To Kill a Mockingbird 717  Words | 3  Pages

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    much suffering and unhappiness. To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic novel written by Harper Lee. It was written in the early 1960’s about a young girl named Scout and her family about the racism that was provoked in the town. Harper Lee, in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, illustrates three main lessons with the Tom Robinson trial: Stand up for what you believe in, racism is painful and avoid mob mentalities. One of the most important lessons in To Kill a Mockingbird is to stand up for your beliefs...

    Atticus Finch, Black people, Harper Lee 1306  Words | 4  Pages

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    Li/ Seymen 1 Yingting Li/Mert Seymen Devin Mason ENG3U May 25, 2013 A Comparitive Essay "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a novel written by Harper Lee, narrated by Scout about her father named Atticus, who defends a black man in the early 1930's. Meanwhile, "The Lamp at Noon" is a short fiction by Sinclair Ross, about a farmer Paul and his wife Ellen inability to compromise with each other; but their relationship becomes stronger at the end. There are many similarities...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

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