Symbols In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Symbolism is used every second of every hour of every day. Nation flags represent freedom, while many people use events in real time to symbolize certain topics in writing, with such as Robert Frost using spring as a symbol for youth. In To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, in the setting of the Great Depression, young Jem, and Scout Finch are living their life in a small southern city. Throughout the novel, many events occur such as the Tom Robinson’s trial and the phenomenon of Boo Radley. All throughout their journey, Jem and Scout are unknowingly encountering symbols throughout the year and a half the story takes place. Harper Lee uses the literary device of symbolism in a multitude of situations to entice readers to not evaluate these instances at face value but to analyze every case critically in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird so that they can see the complete picture.…show more content…
On April 28, 1926, Frances Finch Lee and Omasa Lee gave birth to a baby girl by the name of Nelle Harper Lee. Through most of her childhood, she lived in Monroeville, Alabama, and her father was an attorney, as well as a publisher of a newspaper. During her childhood, Lee attended a public school, and later, she had matriculated to the Huntington College for Women before moving to the University of Alabama one year later in 1945 (McGovern). Lee lived most of her childhood within the time period of the Depression; this historical event majorly affected the premise of this
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