Conflict In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To kill a mockingbird is based on the racial tension and inequality that existed and poisoned the minds of the pre-1970 generations. The author, Harper Lee, was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. The novel was originaly copyrighted in 1960 buts was renewed in 1988. The publisher of the book is Harper Perennial Modern classics which is an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers. To Kill A Mockingbird is primarily a southern gothic type of novel in the sense that it takes place in the south and explores both dark and comedic elements. The main focus of the story is a court trial of a crippled black man named Tom Robinson. Scout is the main character. Her friends, neighbors and family are all used to lead up to the powerful and realistic conflict that must have influenced the authors emotions.

The novel takes place in the fictional southern town of Maycomb Alabama. It 's a time of racial unrest. Most of the people in the town are prejudice against blacks. A conflict occurs when an innocent man named Tom Robinson is accused of a crime. Atticus, Toms lawyer, and the father of the young girl named Scout, is pressured not to defend him. Some of his family disapproves and even a lynch mob gathers in front of the jail where Tom is being held. During the trial Tom is shown to have good character and proven innocent, but still gets convicted. Feeling as if he will never get a fair trial Tom tries to escape but is shot and killed doing so. Tom later gets some
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