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To Kill A Mockingbird Adversity

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To Kill a Mockingbird is an important text worthy of all the recognition it received in the time following its original publication. A prime piece of fine American literature based in a period of extreme racial segregation and inequality. Set in a southern town of Maycomb Alabama during the depression, Lee follows three years of the life of eight-year-old Scout (Jean Louise) Finch and her older brother Jem (Jeremy) Finch as their father is, for three years, a fundamental figure in a case that had punctured the town as a result of the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man. As the years commence/continue, Scout and Jem, alongside the audience grow increasingly aware of prejudice throughout society as they learn the importance of perspective and being courageous when faced with adversity. By illustrating the influence of prejudice on society, Harper Lee challenges the perspectives of society, criticizing the nature of humankind to stereotype and be prejudice towards one another and in doing so, she successfully convinces the author to look beyond the facade society creates and locate the humanity that is concealed within everybody. The text is heartfelt, raw and compelling; a must read for people young AND old. Lee explores a variety…show more content…
Our bodies logical and emotional reflexes do not always align, the opinions of others and the opinions of ourselves – independently, do not always align and that is one reason why I personally believe Harper Lee’s: To Kill A Mockingbird is not only important for those looking for a reasonable explanation of racial injustice in the years amid the Great Depression, but for people looking to discover the importance of deciphering between social commentary and candid
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