Civil Rights In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird takes place during the 1930’s in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama where Jean-Louise “Scout” Finch lives with her brother, Jeremy, or Jem, and their widowed father, Atticus Finch. Harper Lee uses the eyes of Scout Finch to show civil rights and racism in Southern United States of the 1930s. Scout's mother passed away when she was only two, so she doesn't have much of a mother figure in her life, aside from the cook Calpurnia. One summer, Jem and Scout befriend a young boy named Dill, who they go on many adventures with. The three of them begin investigating the Radley house, Jem and Scouts neighbors. During his childhood, Arthur “Boo” Radley often got in trouble with the law so his father locked him in the house for
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