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  • harper lee - 517 Words
    “Courage is when you know you’re licked before your begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” According to Atticus Finch, an honest lawyer in Harper lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. “Real courage” Is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose. Atticus fits into this definition of what “Real Courage” Is and demonstration it several times through novels. The courage in the character in To Kill A...
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  • Harper Lee Biography - 682 Words
    Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. Harper’s father was a lawyer, a state legislature, and owned part of the local newspaper. Her mother went through a lot of struggles in her life, she suffered from mental illness, barley left the house, and she was said to have a bipolar disorder. Harper’s love for English Literature began her junior year of high school. Once she graduated in 1944, she went to the all- girl Huntingdon College in Montgomery; here she participated in...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    [Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document. Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document.] | “Courage is measured by an individual’s willingness to continue fighting even when the likelihood of victory is small.” Once said by Anon. In other words, if the outcome of you succeeding is little to none, it’s the strength you give to keep on going that truly...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    To Kill a Mocking bird by Harper Lee is about the journey of Jean Louise ‘Scout' Finch, an innocent good hearted five year old child with no experiences with the evils of the world. Through out the novel Scout grows and learns as she encounters the world in new light as she grows up during the depression in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama in the USA. Harper Lee intentionally directs the reader to take the point of view of Scout so they can experience the unbiased perspective of her. Lee...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
    Analytical Paragraph In chapter 10 of To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the incident of the mad dog as an allegory to represent prejudice. At this part in the chapter Atticus and Heck Tate are watching the mad dog walk down the road. Scout and Jem are watching from the crack through the door. Jem whispers “ Mr. Heck said they walked in a straight line. He can’t even stay in the road.” This passage in the novel represents prejudice because when Jem whispers that “Mr. Heck said that they...
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  • Harper Lee: Times and Life
     Williams 1 Harper Lee: Times and Life Research Paper Harper Lee’s Life Story Have you ever wondered who wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird” or who is the author that wrote it? Well I’m here telling you who that author is. The author who made the book is named Nelle Harper Lee but she is...
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  • In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the small-mindedness of the Maycomb community hiders Maycomb people to truly understand each other. Arthur Radley, also known as Boo, is assigned with negative characteristics without validation by the Maycomb community. As the story unfolds, Scout, the narrator, starts to know more about Boo Radley, Boo transforms from a mysterious and fearful person to the most heroic and sympathetic character in the novel. Scout experiences that hatred and biased...
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  • Bibliography of Harper Lee - 478 Words
    Holly Holland English I First Period December 3, 2009 Annotated Bibliography Handschuh, Judith. “Harper Lee.” Teen Reads. 2003. Carol Fitzgerald. 2 December 2009. Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville Alabama. Lee was the youngest of four children born to Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Finch Lee. She studied law at Huntington College in 1944 to 1945, following in her father’s footsteps with her career choice. She then studied a year at Oxford University, followed by...
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  • Into the life of Harper Lee
    Have you ever written a story? From where did you get your ideas? Did you make up characters? Did you make up events? Or were you inspired by your own memories of people you knew from your childhood, and your own experiences you have had in life? Have you heard a Taylor swift song before? A lot of them are about her past and they are inspired by her ex-boyfriends. Every book, story, poem, or song has meaning; you just have to read in between the lines. Harper Lee is in a way similar to Taylor...
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  • To Kill A Mockingbird and Harper Lee
     Harper Lee’s life had a big influence on her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee based her novel on her life. The characters, setting, and the central conflict was basically influenced by her life. Harper Lee’s life influenced the characters, setting, and central confict of her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The characters in the novel were based on the people Harper Lee knew throughout her life. According to an article entitled “Harper Lee” Encyclopedia of world biography, Harper Lee’s father...
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  • To Kill A Mockingbird and Harper Lee
    SIMILARITIES OF HARPER LEE AND SCOUT INTRODUCTION: The book opens with the Finch family's ancestor, Simon Finch, a Cornish Methodist fleeing religious intolerance in England, settling in Alabama, becoming wealthy and, contrary to his religious beliefs, buying several slaves.The main story takes place during three years of the Great Depresion in the fictional "tired old town" of Maycomb, Alabama. It focuses on six-year-old Scout Finch, who lives with her older brother Jem and their widowed...
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  • Biography of Harper Lee - 393 Words
    Harper Lee John Iverson 3rd hour Harper Lee was born on April 28th, 1926. She grew up in Monroeville, Alabama. As a child Harper was a frequent reader. Harper graduated from Monroe County High School in Monroeville, and enrolled at the all female Huntingdon College in Montgomery for one year. She then pursued a law degree at the University of Alabama from 1945 to 1949. Harper wrote several student books and spent one year as an editor for the campus humor magazine, “Rammer Jammer”. She did...
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  • Racism in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
    Racism in To Kill a Mockingbird Although the novel To Kill a Mockingbird raises many important issues, Harper Lee bravely addresses the issue of racism in Maycomb society. The issue of racism surfaces in the novel when Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. Even though no evidence is discovered to convict Tom, the jury, which was made up of twelve white men, finds him guilty. This decision had a significant impact on Tom Robinson, Atticus Finch, and Jem...
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  • Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    To Kill a Mockingbird In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Calpurnia has become the motherly figure in Scout’s life by teaching her lessons, morals and values. Calpurnia taught Scout to write when she was bored on a rainy day “Calpurnia was to blame for this…then copying out a chapter of the bible beneath” (p24). This shows Calpurnia is not just cooking and cleaning; she entertains her and has a special connection with her. Another thing Calpurnia is doing for Scout is teaching her...
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  • Analysis: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Influence: Where does it come from? Know the importance of influence in To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee Zainab Salman ENG1D1-07 Ms Gulens...
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  • An Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    In time, every child will grow up. Harper Lee shows that Jem changes considerably in the course of the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” and describes a detailed transformation from a boy to a mature man. This is reflected when Jem’s attitude to Scout had a dramatic shift, his values changed from his childhood to adulthood and Jem becomes more thoughtful than before. Without question, Jem totally changed. Firstly, as the novel progresses,Jem’s attitude to Scout is different .His changing...
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  • Analysis: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Atticus Finch, a nearly fifty defense lawyer for small Maycomb County, is the honorable father of main character Jean Louise (Scout) and Jemermy (Jem). He is the lawyer for accused black rapist, Tom Robinson, and he tries to change injustices and racism in his small hometown. Atticus' inner conflicts and moral dilemmas are expertly written in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Atticus's physical appearance doesn't play a big part in the novel. Atticus is nearly fifty and wears glasses...
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  • An Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    The trial of Tom takes up a great deal of space in the novel because it gives Harper Lee a chance to do an in-depth exploration of characters and situations. The people involved in the case are Bob and Mayella Ewell, Tom Robinson and Atticus Finch. The alleged rape of Mayella by Tom allows Harper Lee to look in detail at issues of racial and social prejudice in Maycomb. Bob Ewell is the villain of the novel and, as a result of the trial, he tries to get revenge on Atticus and his...
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  • An Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    To Kill a Mockingbird Written Task In the novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee strongly criticizes prejudice of any kind, positioning readers to view prejudice through her invited reading, as well as a number of characters and discourses presented in the novel. Harper Lee positions readers to understand "To Kill a Mockingbird", as a story which highlights the serious issues of prejudice, discrimination and injustice which occurred during the cultural context of the 1930's, in Alabama and...
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  • An Analysis of Prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    As human beings, we make assumptions of others based on a person’s appearance or skin. However, we rarely realize that these assumptions often lead to violence and unhappiness. Prejudice ruins and sometimes even destroys our society; it causes us to lose all compassion and understanding for our fellow human beings. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows us how prejudice causes us to believe in rumors, judge others by their race, and deem the beliefs of others unacceptable. As a form of...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Study Guide Questions
    1. The story has a first person point of view, with narration by Scout. She tells what she saw, heard, and felt at the time, as well as interjecting her retrospective considerations on what happened. This has charmed millions of readers because of the juxtaposition of her young and naïve self as opposed to her now experienced and cynical personality. 2. The plot introduced in the first paragraph was that Jem broke his elbow when he was almost thirteen. The story has a first person point of...
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  • Scouting Out Maturity: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Scouting Out Maturity An essay written by Leona The Depression was a very rough and brutal period of the 1930's. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the reader finds out how the depression look liked in Southern America. Along with that, the true effects, of this ruthless period of time, on the local citizens are described. One of the main characters, and also the narrator of the novel, is a young girl named Jean-Louise Finch, or Scout. Through other characters such as...
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  • Stereotyping of women in the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
    The Stereotyping of women is common in literature and it is not any different in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The ladies of Maycomb are excellent examples of stereotypical roles women play in a "man's world. Scout's observation of the ladies of Maycomb is ..."Ladies seemed to live in faint horror of men, seemed unwilling to approve wholeheartedly of ...[men]." " ...There was something about...[men] that I instinctively liked...they weren't---" "Hypocrites," page 234 The ladies of the...
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  • The Effects of Prejudice in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
    Prejudice is a common problem during the early quarter of the twentieth century. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird this problem is evident in Maycomb. Boo Radley, Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson are all victims of prejudice, and all three characters are plagued by this. It affects them all differently; crippling them and disabling them from acting as they wish. In the novel, Boo Radley is a victim of prejudice. Boo Radley is not accepted nor does he fit into Maycomb society because he is...
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  • How does harper lee use the symbolize o
    How does Harper Lee use the symbol of the mockingbird? According to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, “it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” So, mockingbirds are harmless, innocent creatures, and killing them is wrong, because they don't hurt anyone. The mockingbird represents innocence and purity. After all it only sings for us to hear its music, they don’t bother us or harm us. So, to kill a mockingbird is a sin because you destroy innocence. Throughout the book, a number of...
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  • To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee-and the significance of the title.
    The title "To Kill a Mockingbird" is very significant to the theme of this novel. Atticus explains to his children "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, they 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"(90). The word mockingbird can also be used to signify someone who does no harm to anyone. There are a few people in this novel that can be called...
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  • Scottsboro Boys in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
    “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee inspired by the Scottsboro Boys The trial of the Scottsboro Boys is one of the most significant moments in American history. Back in 1931 a group of nine black teenage boys, also named Scottsboro Boys, were accused of raping two white women in Alabama. A fight broke out in a train and a group of white men reported they had been attacked by black teenagers. The train stopped in Scottsboro, Alabama, where the black boys were arrested by a local sheriff after...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Symbols, Characters, and Situations
    Discuss the significance of the title to the novel. Include references to particular symbols, characters and situations. In the novel ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ Harper lee writes about many symbols, characters and situations. The title symbolizes the destroying of someone or something innocent. Tom Robinson, an innocent person at heart, but is being accused of rape. There is Atticus Finch, a man that everyone looks up to, but then some people think of him badly after the trial. Lastly there is...
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  • Aunt Alexandra in "To Kill A Mockingbird", by Harper Lee
    Aunt Alexandra comes to the Finch residence at the end of chapter twelve, declaring that the family decided that it would be best for Scout and Jem to have some feminine influence in their lives. Scout knows that Alexander usually dictates what she wants upon the family, and uses the term the family decided to make her an even greater point of authority in the Finch family. Usually her dictations give her chances to impress her views on others or increase the family name and work towards the...
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  • The Analysis of Scout Finch: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
    Scout Finch. Harper Lee uses many great writing techniques to create vivid characters in "To Kill a Mockingbird". One of the most defined characters as well as interesting is Scout Finch, the young daughter of Atticus and loving sister to Jem. Scout is a girl full of many qualities. Three of Scout's salient characteristics, which contribute to her charm but also keep her in trouble, are her feistiness, intelligence, and curiosity. Scout Finch is a girl who stands up for her family heritage,...
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  • The Philosophical position of Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
    "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." This quotation by Epictetus, a great Stoic of his time, describes Atticus Finch's reasoning during the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Atticus, the single father of two children, Jean Louise Finch (Scout) and Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem), is a strictly static character whose strong views and sound judgment shape his relationship with them. The relationship between he and his children bases itself on the views of...
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  • How Does Harper Lee Bring Out Different Aspects Of Atticus
    How Does Harper Lee Bring Out Different Aspects of Atticus? Within her book To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee is able to bring out a number of aspects of Atticus Finch’s character, such as being empathetic, brave, and well-respected. Atticus Finch is not only a father, but a role model to his children Scout and Jem. They look to him for advice. This becomes evident when Scout turns to her father, refusing to attend school, exemplifying Burris Ewell. Atticus then tells her that she must abide by...
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  • How does Harper Lee create interest in Chapter one of To Kill A Mockingbird
    How does Harper Lee create interest in Chapter one of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’? During the first chapter of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses many style techniques and character and plot devices to create interest and leave the reader wanting more. The most obvious style technique is introduced on the very first page of the book, where it is revealed to us that that the narrative of the story is told from two different viewpoints – one detailing the story from a child’s point of view in...
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  • How Does Harper Lee Present the Theme of Courage in to Kill a Mockingbird
    How Does Harper Lee Present The Theme Of Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird Harper lee presents the theme of courage through several of the characters within TKAM, such as Scout, Atticus, Calpurnia, and Mrs Dubose. Within the book courage is shown in different ways such as Scout’s innocence and naivety or Atticus’ reluctance to carry out an action but still having to carry it out. One character to show courage is Atticus who shows courage twice as he shoots Tim Johnson and stands up to the...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: An Accurate Story of Childhood, Racism, and Prejudice
    Review To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an accurate story of childhood, racism, and prejudice. In the memories of Scout Finch an intriguing tale of her childhood is unraveled to reveal greater worldly issues at the time. The serenity of Scout’s memories shocked yet engrossed me in the story. Overall I found it to be a great book with a deeper meaning that kept me enveloped in thought for days. Harper Lee grew up in small town Monroeville, Alabama....
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  • "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee: How Jem and Scout matured throughout the novel
    To Kill a Mockingbird: "The Timeless Classic of Growing Up, and the Human Dignity That Unites Us All." Harper Lee demonstrated both the harsh and the happy moments a brother and sister, Jem and Scout, encountered growing up. As the years went by, the two of them witnessed some events that taught them many significant life lessons. Two of those lessons were about kindness and responsibility. As Jem matures in the novel, the events that occur in the small Southern town of Maycomb affect him more...
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  • The Analysis of the Extract from the Novel “to Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.
    The analysis of the extract from the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Ostrikova Veronika Nelle Harper Lee was born April 28, 1926. She is an American novelist, who has published only one novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Born in Monroeville, Alabama, she studied law at the University of Alabama, then spent a year in the United Kingdom, studying at Oxford. Living in New York City, she supported herself working as an airline reservation clerk, but was soon determined to pursue a...
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  • Southern Parallels: An Exploration of the Life of Harper Lee and the Lasting Impact of To Kill a Mockingbird
    Ashley Ewing Dr. Cohoon Literary Heritage 18 February 2013 Essay One Southern Parallels: An Exploration of the Life of Harper Lee and the Lasting Impact of To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee is considered one of America’s most enigmatic and influential writers of the twentieth century. Lee’s popular novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, offers readers deep insight into the dynamics of an unconventional family and Southern lifestyle in the1930s. Harper Lee was born Nelle Harper Lee on April 28, 1926,...
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  • Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird Book title: To Kill a Mockingbird Author: Harper Lee
    Courage, you have probably heard of this word before but what does it actually mean? Well, according to dictionary.com, an online dictionary, courage means the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, courage is evidently portrayed when Atticus does what no white man would ever dare to do in those days, lest they be scorned by the community. Atticus had the courage to stand up for a Negro, a black,...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Atticus Finch, an Admirable and Respected Leader
    Tamia Barnes Mr. Tolbert English 9 2/18/13 “It is far better to be trusted and respected that is to be liked.” In the story To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is told from a child’s point of view, a girl name Jean Louise Finch that goes by the nickname Scout. Atticus Finch, her father, is the lawyer defending a black man, Tom Robinson, who has been accused of a crime. This story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama around the 1930’s. Atticus Finch does not care about age, appearance, or...
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  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Jeremy Atticus Finch's Character Analysis
    Jeremy Atticus Finch In the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. A boy named Jeremy Atticus Finch also known as Jem changes socially, mentally, and physically within the chapters of the book. With the help of family and friends Jems feelings change emotionally and also changes to become more of a matured gentlemen. Jem changes socially throughout the book by the feelings he has towards other people. There are many times when Jem start feeling bad for other people in the...
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  • Jean Louise "Scout" Finch Character Journal from "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
    Dill, Jem and I snuck out of the house to follow Atticus to the town center. Eventually, we saw Atticus sitting in front of the jail. Jem said we should go home, but just as he said that four cars drove up by Atticus and a bunch of men stepped out. They told him to step away from the jail. Just then, I ran toward Atticus, Jem and Dill came out after me. I heard one of the men tell Atticus he had fifteen seconds to get the kids out of here. Then I looked up and noticed Mr. Walter Cunningham in...
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  • Harper Lee "To Kill A Mockingbird" character analysis of Scout. goes through the book and how scout grew and changed.
    Scout's Journal In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout begins as a naive six-year-old who does not understand everything, then she becomes an eight-year-old who is wise beyond her years. In the beginning, Scout was in the moment and was somewhat naive. Being a six-year- old, she loved to play and have fun with her brother Jem and Miss Rachel's nephew, Dill. Scout and Jem had a very strong bond and learn a lot from each other. Jem was much like his father, Atticus. He was calm and thought things...
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  • How Does Harper Lee Portray the Themes of Innocence, Maturity and Growing Up in “to Kill a Mockingbird”?
    In ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ written by Harper Lee, the author has used numerous different methods to portray the themes of innocence, maturity and growing up. These themes were put in so that the audience could become more empathetic towards the characters, especially the protagonists. She depicts these themes through characters, events, using symbolism, imagery and contrast located throughout the book. Firstly, Harper Lee shows the themes of innocence, maturity and growing up through the...
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  • How Does Harper Lee Develop the Theme of Education in Part 1 of ‘to Kill a Mockingbird’
    How does Harper Lee develop the theme of education in Part 1 of ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ This essay is about how Harper Lee transmits education in Part 1 of ‘To kill a Mockingbird’. Education to me is a process or activities that impart knowledge or skill. I think it is facts, skills and ideas that have been learnt, either formally or informally. In this book Jem and Scout learn in a formal and informal way, formal by going to school and informal by learning with the neighbours and by getting...
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  • Atticus Finch's portrayal in "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is far too idealistic. Discuss
    In Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" Atticus Finch was portrayed as the ideal man. This presentation of Atticus Finch is far too idealistic. Atticus never waivers from behaving perfectly, so perfectly that he exhibits no human foibles. The portrait painted of him is far too idealistic; he always acts courageously and morally, he is a model father and he has no prejudices despite that fact he lives in a time and an environment that is consumed by racism. Atticus Finch lived in a time in...
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  • Why Does Harper Lee Choose to Tell the Story from Scout’s Point of View?
    Why does Harper Lee choose to tell the story from Scout’s point of view? - What Scout learns from her experiences and how she changes during the novel? - What effect Scout’s version of events has on the reader? Scout's narration serves as a convenient mechanism for readers to be innocent and detached from the racial conflict. Scout's voice "functions as the not-me which allows the rest of us—black and white, male and female—to find our relative position in society". To Kill A...
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  • How Does Harper Lee Use Minor Characters in to Kill a Mockingbird to Explore Some of the Main Concerns of the Text?
    Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, set in the days of the 1930’s but written in the 1960’s during the Civil Rights debate shows major concerns for this time. Lee explores the main concerns of courage, racism, law and justice with the use of minor characters. The Alabama township of Maycomb, where Lee sets her story is home to a combination of social classes and racial backgrounds. Harper Lee’s characterisation of the minor characters demonstrates the main concern of racism. The town...
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  • How Does Harper Lee Present Her Ideas About Childhood in the Novel 'to Kill a Mockingbird'?
    'To Kill A Mockingbird' is a novel written by Harper Lee. The novel is based on the racism, injustice and prejudice of America in the 1930's. Harper Lee presents her ideas about childhood through the eyes of six year old, Scout - Jean Louise Finch. The book is written from a child's point of view on their surroundings, but an adult writes it from a child's imagination and thoughts. Harper Lee cleverly uses a child's perspective to portray events that happen within the story, because it is...
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  • Harper Lee's Life and Work
    Lee is a famous author because she wrote the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, this is her only novel. Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama a tiny town. She was born on April 28, 1926, she is still alive today. Harper Lee grew up with her father, mother, two sisters and a brother. Her father, Amasa Coleman Lee worked as a lawyer and was a member of the Alabama state legislature. He also owned part iof a newspaper. Her mother was Frances Cunningham her mother had a mental illness and did not...
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  • Harper Lee's Influence on Scout
    Harper Lee’s influence on Scout Harper Lee grew up in Monroeville, Alabama where girls were expected to be ladies, Harper Lee was just the opposite, a tomboy, and she wrote her famous novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” based upon her childhood experiences. Harper Lee made her main character Scout to be very similar to her. Harper Lee created the town of Maycomb with features almost exactly like Monroeville. Harper Lee based Scout’s father Atticus after her own father Amasa Coleman Lee. Harper...
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  • "To Kill a Mockingbird": How does Harper Lee use the character of Atticus Finch to persuade us of her point of view about prejudice and injustice?
    Atticus Finch is one of the major characters in the novel who is held in high regard in the community of Maycomb. Atticus, as the father of Scout and Jem, is the role model and pillar of support for them as they develop through life. Harper Lee has deliberately created Atticus and given him certain characteristics to voice her own views and opinions on issues of prejudice and injustice. Atticus is a man with high morals and respects all people around him, regardless of what they think of him. He...
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  • Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: A Review
    Moshe Bensalmon December 15, 2014 To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Test In To Kill a Mockingbird, the author, Harper Lee, uses Atticus to teach the reader a lesson. One of these lessons is that ‘most people are finally good when you finally see them’. The characters that the book focuses on with regards to this lesson are Bob Ewell, Mayella Ewell and Aunt Alexandra. Atticus keeps...
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  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Basic book report about the Theme of "To Kill A Mockingbird" The Theme I chose was that, "people fear what they don't understand".
    It's a known fact that people fear what they don't understand. This fear of the unknown is simply an extinct of nature and exists in a global scale. The fear of wondering what is beyond that barrier, that darkness, what could be in there? This theme is very clearly stated in the story line and the characters of Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird". That statement is exactly what this literary analysis paper will be discussing. One instance of this theme is the mysterious and elusive Arthur...
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  • Discuss the Nature of Prejudice in ‘to Kill a Mockingbird’ by Studying the Way in Which Harper Lee Presents the Black Characters and the Social Stratification of Maycomb Society.
    Discuss the nature of prejudice in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by studying the way in which Harper Lee presents the black characters and the social stratification of Maycomb society. ‘…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ – American Declaration of Independence, 1776. The American Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, meaning that all...
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  • An Analysis of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
    There’s Just One Kind Of Folks. “I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights” (Dr.Seuss). In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama the common people must face massive amount of racial and economic complications. The Finch family must undergo some of these complications and it may cost them their respect from everyone. Atticus, Jem and Scout must try to advice everyone that it is time for a change. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird:Harper Lee: Scout's Curiosity
    Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout, the narrator of the story, encounters many adventures in Maycomb, a town full of the disease of prejudice. She shows her curiosity and independence as a child by questioning and wondering about life in her community. Her independence leads her to question many of the prejudiced beliefs in her town, thus setting her in the minority. Scout's independence is evidenced by her constant questioning of things around her. Sometimes, she asks questions...
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  • Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: Loss of Innocence
    In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, loss of innocence is seen specifically with the characters of Jem Finch and Boo Radley. For Jem, who has watched his father try cases for many years, he believes that in court, justice prevails. He believes completely that Tom Robinson will be found innocent because Atticus has been able to provide reasonable doubt: Tom could not have beaten Mayella because he has no use of his left arm. However, justice is not served in the court trial: prejudice and...
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  • Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird - Gun and Light Symbolism
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