Book Report On ' Of Kill A Mockingbird ' By Harper Lee

1857 Words May 25th, 2016 8 Pages
Lucas Garvey
Mrs. Tavares
H. English 10
21 May 2016

Inequality in American Society Today The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a book based around social inequality present in Maycomb county in the 1930’s. The novel takes place in Maycomb, a small town in southern Alabama. The book is also during the 1930s depression era. Lee 's novel is told from the perspective of a young girl, Jean Louise Finch, who 's nickname is Scout. Scout grows up in a racist, and intricate world. She struggles to understand subjects like rape, racism, and discrimination. To her, racism seems very unfair, and it is difficult to comprehend why people are so mean to each other. Lee introduces a mystery character Arthur Radley or in the story named “Boo”. Boo is rumored to have him stabbed his own father with a pair of scissors. After that Boo was never heard from again. It is assumed that he is still in the Radley Place by the kids . After Mr. Radley died, his brother, Nathan Radley seemed to have taken over at a father position. The book begins to focus more on the court case between Tom Robinson and the Ewells. There is quite a bit of controversy in Maycomb about Atticus, Scout 's father, who is defending Tom Robinson who is a black man accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. The issue of this case was that it was held in a Alabama court room with a all white male jury with high prejudices against black people. Atticus knew that he would not win the case but he wasn 't a…
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