To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee: An Analysis

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Very rarely do writers create a timeless piece of literature. Where they create a whole new world with the words they write and make the readers come back each time feeling like the first time they’ve entered those pages. Readers take the lessons embedded in each word of these masterpieces and find connections through their lives and communities. In Harper Lee’s breathtaking novel she conveys messages and characters that not only do people long to be but also can relate to no matter who they are. People such as Oprah Winfrey, Mary Badham, Lee Smith, Rick Bragg, and so many more icons in the literature of America have all been able to connect with the suffering and experiences all characters Harper Lee has been able to create. The way these…show more content…
Harper Lee does an amazing job at creating astoundingly clever characters with mind churning themes in 376 pages leaving anyone who sets their eyes on them in awe. The issues presented in To Kill A Mockingbird were extremely difficult to discuss in 1960 when the book was first published and still are today. This is what makes Harper Lee such an amazing writer; she decided to talk about an issue in a different dimension (which at that time seemed absurd). This is what makes this such a timeless piece of literature the world Harper Lee was able to go to make readers really connect with the characters and lessons. For example, in the book Atticus Scout and Boo a celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird celebrated author Lee Smith states, “ So To Kill A…show more content…
An exemplary situation of this is when Dill is so upset about the unfair treatment of Mr. Gilmer towards Tom Robinson Scout had to take him out of the courtroom where they were encountered with Mr. Adolphus Raymond. “He Jerked his head at dill “things haven’t caught up with that one 's instinct yet. Let him get a little older, and he won’t get sick and cry. Maybe things’ll strike him as being not quite right, say, but he won’t cry, not when he gets a few years on him.” “Cry about what Mr. Raymond?” Fills maleness was beginning to assert itself. “Cry about the simple hell people give other people without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they’re people too.” (Harper, Lee 269) “ and within paragraphs you hear that over and over again, especially from young men that have been forced to read it, young men who grew up on the wrong side of the issue that dominates this book they started reading it and the next thing you know, it’s not just held their interest, it’s changed their views. That’s pretty damn that’s almost impossible, but it happens.” (Bragg 58). This clearly states how some examples Harper Lee decided to implement in her novel (such as the one above) are so influential that even people who originally can’t find any connection between the wrongness of this specific issue and the people
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