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Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird

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To kill a mockingbird (Harper Lee 1960) is a novel set in Maycomb County, a small town in the southern states of America. The story begins in 1932, time during the “Great Depression”. Throughout the novel Harper Lee teaches us a moral lesson on Prejudice and courage. These themes are represented through various techniques such as perspective narrator and characterization.The story is about Jean Louise Finch (Scout), her brother Jem Finch and their father/hero Atticus Finch. During the book Scout and Jem experience many dramatic events that change their life. The book is split into two parts. The first half of the book is about the kids and the mystery of Boo Radley. The second half ...view middle of the document...

Another major theme in to kill a mockingbird is courage. That is the courage to stand up for what you believe in. Courage is shown through Atticus constantly; a good example of courage is when Atticus stands outside of Tom Robinson’s jail cell preventing the mob from getting to him. Courage is also shown through his son Jem. He destroys Mrs. Dubose’s garden because she has insulted someone he truly believed in, his hero Atticus.As the novel progresses the children’s changing attitude towards Boo Radley and Atticus represents their change in maturity, the coming of age. Throughout the book Jem shows a significant change in maturity. As he grows up he shows responsibilities of being an older brother and acts more like his father, he starts to understand the adult world and adapt to it.There is a lot of imaginative language used in to kill a mockingbird. Harper Lee has used dialogue to create suspense getting the readers more involved. She has used a lot of emotive words to create character personalities. The language she uses is very descriptive making us think and imagine what is going on.Throughout the novel we are...

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