To Kill A Mockingbird Vs Today

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To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, was written during a time of history in which civil rights activity was rampant. Lee does an amazing job of portraying racism as it was then, in the 1930s, and still, in ways, similar to the times of today; such as police violence, attacks on immigrants, increasing poverty levels, homelessness, and ISIS terrorism. America’s growth and development of civil liberties and rights transpired during the last half of the 20th century. At such a rapid pace that one could say the birth of a new nation came as a result of the many protests held during that time and the legislation passed. Lee set the story during the Great Depression, using a child as the narrator, Scout. Scout is roughly the same age as what
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