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“To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee is a novel set in a small town of Maycomb, in Alabama. It was written in 1960, while the book’s time period was set in the 1930’s during the Depression. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is narrated by a little girl named Jean Louise or Scout Finch. She is a little girl that has strong opinions, who is rowdy, and loves her family and friends.
There many characters in the book “To kill a Mockingbird”. Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, is a white southern lawyer with high moral standards. Atticus Finch is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, an innocent black man accused of raping a white woman. Atticus proves Tom’s innocence; the prejudice white jury’s verdict is that Tom is guilty. Jem is Scout’s older brother, who starts
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The major theme in this book is Racism; people who live in Maycomb are racist to one another. The blacks do not socialized or even talk to the white people. And the same is done by the White people. But this barrier is somehow broken by Calpurnia, who is a maid and a cook to the Finch family. She acts as a mother figure to Scout and Jem, and also a trusted family member. Also Atticus, Scout’s father breaks the racial barrier too. By picking put a case to defend a black man, who everybody in the town thought he committed the crime he was convicted for. Also another theme is Injustice, Tom was blamed for raped a girl just because he was black. Everyone in the town thought he was the one because the girl that was raped was white, and he was black therefore he surly did it. Violence is also a major theme in this book as well. Violence is seen throughout the books at unexpected times. The first seen was when Scout, and Jem wanted to scare Boo Radley from his house. There was gun shouts, and the children had to run to safety. Another event was when Boo Radley was in jail awaiting his sentence, a crowd gathered to make a scene, and stir up trouble. Another example of Violence was when Jem and Scout were walking back from their school Halloween Pageant, and Bob attacked Jem. Pushing him to the floor, this caused him to break his hand. Boo Radley then comes out of his house to…show more content…
A mockingbird is a North American bird that imitates the calls of other birds, and it is a harmless bird. Miss Maudie explains to Scout that Mockingbirds do not do anything but make music for others to enjoy. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. A mockingbird represents innocence and the killing of them symbolizes senseless and ignorant. One of the major motifs in this book is gothic. Harper Lee uses gothic imagery to create tension. This is very important because it contrasts with the small town in which the novel is
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