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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 will...

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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 characters...

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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 missionary...

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Jim Crow in "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

way of life of many people in the late 1800's up to the mid-1900's. Segregation was very enforced and had the effect of people discriminating against each other. The Jim Crow laws had affected the southern part of the US, Alabama in particular. In Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", many traces of the influence of the Jim Crow laws can be found. Her story is based on life in the 1930's and takes place in Maycomb County in Alabama. The traces of the laws are mostly seen through the characters...

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Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird Book title: To Kill a Mockingbird Author: Harper Lee

the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what." Chapter 11, Page 118. Harper Lee portrays courage in this manner, to explain for Atticus defending of Tom Robinson later on in the story. Harper Lee also portrays courage in this way, such that she tells the readers that courage is not of a physical thing, like shooting the mad dog, but rather, on a more intellectual scale. The one place...

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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 career...

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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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"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee This essay is on compassion in the novel.

In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee tells the story of Scout and Jem, two young children who learn about racism and injustice in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s. The children's father, Atticus, is a lawyer who is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man unjustly accused of rape. It is through this trial, as well as through other characters, that the children learn about the injustices of the world and the need for compassion, a trait that demands that we rise above...

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The Effects of Prejudice in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

In society, his actions are mysterious and abnormal. One day Boo was cutting the newspaper with scissors, and when his father passed 'Boo drove the scissors into his parent's leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activity'(Lee, 11). Boo just sat there after stabbing his father. He did not apologize or feel remorse for his actions. Boo Radley isolates himself from the people of Maycomb. Boo stays inside his home all day and nobody ever sees him. After some trouble with the...

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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 lynch...

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