To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird Themes

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    To kill a mockingbird does an excellent job at showing all of humanity’s good and bad sides. The mockingbird from the title does not mean a real bird but as in an innocent person, pure, one that stands up for oneself, someone who is uninfluenced by peer pressure. To kill a Mockingbird does a good job at showing how people act in a society. The complex characters are what make the book so authentic. The story takes place during the Great American Depression. The plot include two subplots which in

  • Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    wealthy because of To Kill a Mockingbird, she lives without air conditioning, a washing machine, or a cell phone. Harper Lee has become a big success from her first book, yet she still lives a humble, simple life. She doesn’t spend her money on unnecessary things, in fact she gives most of her money to her local Methodist church. Lee lives like this for a reason. She knows that she can keep some of her innocence by not letting her wealth corrupt her life. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses Miss

  • To Kill A Mockingbird In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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    To Mock A Killing Bird No matter what, always look out for your family. In the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” set in Maycomb county Alabama in the late 1930s, a man named Tom Robinson was convicted of raping a young woman by the name of Mayella Ewell, a crime he did not commit. However, the court sided with Mayella and her father, Bob Ewell, because Tom was a colored man. Now, even though Bob had won the case, he was dissatisfied because Atticus Finch, the defense attorney for the case, had injured

  • Corruption In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    To Kill a Mocking Bird is a novel by Harper Lee where the use of influential characters is used to create the feeling of remembrance for civil rights and racism in the segregated United States of America. The story is told from the view of Scout Finch a young girl with a father who is a lawyer that represented a black man in a court case for “rape”, in the novel you learn about her father Atticus Finch, her Brother Jem Finch and Boo Radley who is her neighbor. To kill a mocking bird is such an influential

  • Stripping In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    In the title of the novel, the phrase “to kill a mockingbird” symbolizes the action of stripping innocence from a person. For instance, when Atticus talked about how it was a sin to kill a mockingbird, Miss Maudie explained to Scout that it was because mockingbirds sang to people and did not harm people, showing that they are very innocent creatures. Thus, killing a mockingbird is equivalent to killing something, or someone, that is innocent; or just simply taking away one’s innocence. In addition

  • To Kill A Mockingbird Outdated

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    are students learning the right things in school? The Novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story about a young girl and her adventures in her small Alabama town during the 1930’s. Most students do not connect with or understand the issues in the novel. Also the book is outdated in this modern world. Lastly some of the events, beliefs, and persona’s might be offensive to people in our mixed-race schools. To Kill A Mockingbird should not be taught in schools. Students are expected to read

  • Villains In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    abundance of people in many ways. In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee, it is a growing young girl, named Scout, whose

  • Leadership In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    No matter who they are leading, the person takes into account the truth above all else. This quality can be seen most clearly through the fictional character Atticus Finch, from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus is assigned the task of defending Tom Robinson, an African-American accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. Despite the overwhelming evidence (and truth) that Robinson is innocent, the jury, judge, and the rest of the population

  • Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, racism plays a key role in how events in these people’s lives turn out: Tom Robinson, almost every other African American in Maycomb, and Helen Robinson. Racism in To Kill a Mockingbird plays a key role and affects the events in the novel by deciding how people live the way they live and how most events in the novel turn out. Racism affects the life of Tom Robinson through his trial. He is only accused of rape because he is black and supposedly “rapes a white

  • Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    Van Gogh shows how if people did not possess courage and try things in life the world would have gone nowhere. In fact, many stories in literature contain characters with great courage in which people obtain inspiration from. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, many characters display bravery. The story focuses on a young girl named scout, her brother Jem, and their father Atticus who live in a town in which a ghostly character causes disrupt. Also, the town suffers from racial divide