To Kill A Mockingbird Author's Purpose Essay

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Author’s Purpose In To Kill A Mockingbird,Harper Lee identifies author’s purpose to establish why they wrote the novel through motifs and problems.During the novel, a young colored man, Tom Robinson, is accused of raping a young white girl(Lee 219). As the jury decides, their deceidtion will determined if he will live or not. During To Kill A Mockingbird, people were judged and associated with events and problems, because of who they are. In the novel, Mr. Raymond says, “I try to give ’em a reason, you see. It helps folks if they can latch onto a reason” (Lee 268). This quote tells readers that not everyone is who everyone says they are, and that people can be different. In a poem, the author says “If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you” (Song of the Son). This section of the poem explains that you will be judged, but if you know what you are, and you know the truth, trust yourself. In another poem, the author says “what they are, and what they are to me”(Song of the Son). This quote doesn’t mean you will be judged in a bad way, but you will be seen as something different to individuals. As shown in various pieces of literature, one of the author’s purposes were to show the readers that everyone will be associated with something, but especially during slavery, when you were judged for or by the color of your skin.…show more content…
In the novel, Atticus says, “In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins”(Lee 295). This quote shows that the rules and equalness is not the same because of the Souths historical past and society. In Strange Fruit,the authors says’ “Black bodies swingin’ in the southern breeze”(Strange Fruit). This is important because it implies that colored people were killed everyday. As shown in the novel, colored people were known as disposable and disrespected because of their

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