To Kill A Mockingbird Southern Gothic Analysis

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“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” This is a quote from one of Harper Lee’s only books, To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee only published one book while she was alive; after she died they published the second book against her will. Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird is Southern Gothic. Southern Gothic is American literature that happens in the south. Many common themes in Southern Gothic are flawed, sickening, or odd characters. To Kill a Mockingbird has each of those. To Kill a Mockingbird is about a girl named Scout Finch who lives in a time during The Great Depression in a racists white community. In the novel a black man is being accused of raping a white girl. Scouts father is the lawyer for the court case. The case ends by the black man being accused of doing the crime however, he did not do it. In prison the black man runs and gets shot and dies. Also, Scout her brother, and cousin are trying to figure out who Boo Radley is. This is an important part of them growing up. This is significance to read because the novel shows how we not supposed to be racist and treat others with respect. That is what Atticus is trying to show Scout and Jem throughout the book. Harper Lee 's personal life connects greatly to her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee had a very normal childhood as most American children grow up in. Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 28, 1926. Harper Lee was the youngest child of four.

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