To Kill a Mockingbird 29

To Kill a Mockingbird 29

  • Submitted By: bburns1
  • Date Submitted: 04/20/2010 5:07 PM
  • Category: English
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To Kill A Mockingbird

Thesis Statement
In the year where racism is still prevalent even though it had ended it didn’t stop people from hating each other. This book was viewed and described from a kid’s perspective, and how kids saw and tried to understand racism.

To Kill A Mockingbird was written by a woman name Harper Lee. Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama a small town similar to Maycomb the setting in the book. Lee’s father was a lawyer also similar to the father of Jem and Scout their dad Atticus. This book is shaped from events that happened during Lee’s childhood, when Lee was five; nine black men were accused of raping two white women near Scottsboro, Alabama. It was the talk around the town; five of the nine black men were sentenced to long prison terms. A lot of people in the town saw it as racial prejudice, and it was also suspected that the white women were accusing the men of lying. Lee began the book To Kill A Mockingbird in the mid 1950s after moving to New York to become a writer. She finished the novel in 1957 and published it in 1960s just before the peak of the American civil Rights movement. In the 1960s the book won the Pulitzer prize in 1961 after selling over fifteen million copies. Two years later it won an Academy Award for the film. The book still remains on high school reading list and college and is loved by millions over the world. Lee returned to Monroeville where she continues to live till this day.
The story of To Kill A Mockingbird is a about two kids living in Alabama during the 1930s. Their father Atticus was a lawyer of the whole town. During this time period in their neighborhood witness how the world can be unfair and very prejudice. Atticus has two kids Scout who is a girl who is six years old and Jem who ten, and another boy that hangs out with them, Dill who comes every summer to visit his aunt. This summer their mission is too get Boo Radley to come out of his house. Now, Boo Radley is...

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