To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee, is set in the 1930s when racial discrimination was unchecked and rampant in North America. The racial bias had creeped into the American Justice system and had started to play a dominant role in deciding whether an accused was guilty or innocent. The Great depression of the 1930s had a huge impact on the african american population of the United States of America as majority of them employed as sharecroppers, mine workers or as minimal wage jobs. Due to the economic depression, lost their jobs and as a result lost their livelihoods.

The novel describes the situation of the black community and by the plot showcases that the african americans weren 't even given the basic right to be tried fairly in court. The blacks in the 1930s accounted almost 10 percent of the american population and faced atrocities which later were called the black holocaust. As many as 2805 African Americans were killed within a period of 50 years from 1885 till 1935.

The novel is based on Atticus Finch, a lawyer from Maycomb. He is respected not only in the white community of the county but also the coloured community. He fights for a black man named Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping the daughter of a white farmer called Bill Ewell. Regardless of the society’s opinion about the black community, Atticus sticks to his morals and defends Robinson. Throughout the book, Atticus is characterised by his absolute consistency. He stands firmly committed to
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