Literary Analysis To Kill A Mockingbird

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Vadim Torchillo
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Mrs. Tucker
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Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, was born on April 28, 1926. She was born and raised in Monroeville, Alabama. She published To Kill a Mockingbird on July 11, 1960. Harper Lee became the only author to win the Pulitzer prize for her first and only novel. The book is based on her childhood life as an outsider. In the book, she talks about a variety of themes, and one theme she focused on, is maturity. She examines maturity in many different ways, for example with Scout growing up from a little girl to a mature girl going to school. Maturity comes with an understanding of respect for others. Through examples of the book, she uses dissonance and
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Such as, when Atticus gets a trial where he’s defending a negro and says “ ‘I’m simply defending a negro -- his name's Tom Robinson’ “(75). Atticus is acting like a mature man by defending what he thinks deserves to be defended. He believes everyone deserves respect and equality. In addition, when aunt Alexandra didn’t like the fact that a black woman is raising her brother’s kids, Atticus handles the situation a mature way and says “ ‘Alexandra, Calpurnia's not leaving this house until she wants to. You make think otherwise, but I couldn’t have got along without her all these years. She’s a faithful member of this family, and you’ll simply have to accept things the way they are. Besides, sister, I don’t want you working your head off for us -- you’ve no reason to do that. We still need Cal as much as ever did’ “(137). Atticus is sophisticated and is defending a black woman. Atticus contends negroes because it’s not right if a person is black they shouldn’t raise children. Another example is when Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout, Boo Radley acts mature and saves them. “Boo saw me run instinctively to the bed where Jem as sleeping, for the same shy smile crept across his face. Hot with embarrassment, I tried to cover up by covering Jem up.”(271). Everyone thinks that Boo Radley is scary and not grown, But when the time comes, people see that the weirdest people act mature a the right time, and potentially can save you. Here Lee uses Tone, approaching her word towards the central theme. People mature from the way they learn from their
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