Literature Review Report: To Kill A Mockingbird As part of my personal novel study, I have decided to read Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird”. Furthermore, I believe that this novel is an excellent match for my interest in the Southern Gothic genre. I enjoy this category as it mostly explores the social order of the southern part of America. This can be demonstrated through the interactions between characters, which I believe often invoke the burden of judgements and inequality that the community
“‘I guess it’s to protect our frail ladies…’” (Lee 296). Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, follows Jem and Scout - two young kids growing up in a town named Maycomb in 1930’s Alabama. Their father, Atticus, is appointed a difficult case in which he must defend a black man. They witness segregation, rumors, and the effects of the Great Depression throughout their county. Jem and Scout grow up fast and are expected to abide by social norms. Gender bias is portrayed when Jem insults Scout before
of parental influence on gender role development lead to the suggestion that androgynous gender role orientation was more beneficial to children than following traditional gender roles. In this study, they found that “Parents who espouse an egalitarian attitude regarding gender roles are more likely to foster this attitude in their children” (Susan D. Witt, Ph.D., pg 22). The impact of androgynous parenting is shown in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, by Atticus Finch, the father of the protagonist
The people of Maycomb, in To Kill a Mockingbird, are very racist and we learn this from how they react to the Tom Robinson trial. Everyone instantly believes that he is guilty and does not even want to hear his side of the story. They believe Mayella Ewell’s word against his, simply because she is white. Tom is found guilty despite all the evidence proving otherwise (Lee 1960). Even the children experience the town’s racism when Calpurnia takes them to her church. The people there want to know why
Scout and Lily are two very strong characters in two amazing works of literature. Lily is a character in The Secret Life of Bees, and Scout is a character in To Kill a Mockingbird. Both are great characters, but you can find differences and similarities in their views on the topics to come. The ways they are similar or different are their experiences and attitudes towards race, stereotypes, and biases. Race plays a big role in both the novels, despite the fact they interpret it differently
Nathalie Bencie Hentges 5 AP Lang & Comp. 26 Jan. 2018 Reading Journals: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd Reflection #1 (pgs. 1-70) I’m bereft of words to describe or share all the beauty of this book so far, and I've yet to reach halfway. This book is the story of Lily Owens - a teenager yearning for forgiveness, closure, and motherly love. Lily’s earliest memories as a child is the tragic accident of her mom’s death. Her mother’s death leaves her shattered in more than one way.
onwards. In Harper Lee’s critically acclaimed novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, James “Jem” Finch along with his younger sister, Scout, endure their final years of childhood during the 1930’s, when racial prejudice and the complexity of morals are one of the major conflicts. When a court case