Book Review : ' Kill A Mockingbird '

1668 Words Jun 3rd, 2015 7 Pages
Courtney Roeder
Professor Carmel
Classics of the 20th Century
1 June 2015 To “Kill a Mockingbird” was written during the 1930s which was a very rough time for American history the country was going through turmoil of the Great Depression which had a huge impact on how people reacted towards each other. The novel is about memories that Scout has about her past and then she relays her memories to us. This story being told through her gives us a viewpoint from innocents. In the story a black man named Tom Robinson is being accused of a crime that he clearly did not do. Though we know he did not do it he was brought to trial because he was black and the people were too scared to side with him because of his race and were worried about what others would think about them. It seemed like no matter what he was in situation that he would not be able to win against. Luckily for him he had Atticus was on his side to help prove that he was not guilty. This story reflects on the discrimination of blacks, the social class and women’s rights. We get to see the story unfold through the eyes of a young innocent girl named Scout. The 1930s was a time of discrimination against the African Americans, the lower class, and women. The blacks were harassed and taunted by the white people no matter the age or gender. During the 1930s the Klu Klux Klan was started and was made up of white extremist who did whatever they could to taunt and degrade the black race. Along with the extremist some of…
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