Dr Rajneesh Mishra
NTCC term paper
24 October 2015
To kill a mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee, it was published in 1960. It was an immediate success winning the Pulitzer prize and it is also regarded as a classic in modern American literature. This novel deals with issues of rape and racial inequality but it is also renowned for its good characteristics like warmth and humour. We can see that the characters and plots are loosely based upon the writer’s observation of her family and surroundings and it is also based upon an event that occurred in 1936 near her hometown when she was just 10 years old.
Through this novel, Harper lee has portrayed the moral injustice and the racial discrimination…show more content… This kind of genre focuses on the growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood in which character change is extremely important. Scout (Jen Louis) finch is the story’s protagonist and the narrator, is regarded as a semi autobiographical character as Lee was roughly the same age as scout in the 1930s. Authors often choose to write on current issues from the past or the future to give readers an objective place from which to ponder the issue.
To kill a mockingbird is the only published book of Harper lee, she has refused any other publications of the novel or of herself since…show more content… Suddenly Jem and Scout start facing many insults and lots of racial slurs due to the role of their father in the trial. Other children start taunting Jem and Scout for their father’s actions, calling him a “nigger lover”. During this time, Scout has a very difficult time controlling herself from getting into brawls with other children as her father had told her not to and even Jem, the more level-headed of the two starts losing his temper. Atticus had to face a group of men whose intentions was to lynch Tom Robinson, the danger was averted when Jem, Scout and Dill shame the mob into dispersing by forcing them to look at the trial from Atticus’s and Tom’s point of view. During the trial, Atticus did not want his children to be present in the court room but due to the invitation by Reverend Skyes, Scout, Jem and Dill watches the trial from the colored balcony. During the trial, Atticus was able to prove that the accuser, Mayella Ewell and her father, Bob Ewell, were lying. It also become clear that Mayella made sexual advances towards Tom and in the process Bob caught her and beat her. Despite several evidences of Tom’s innocence, the jury convicts Tom to imprisonment. Jem’s and Atticus’s faith in justice gets badly shaken due to