Critical Review of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

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Critical Review of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird is set during the 1930's in a small, isolated town in Maycomb County, Alabama. The 1930's was a period of great change with new ideas coming to the forefront of the Western world. America was fast becoming one of the most powerful countries in the world and therefore its ideas and ways of living were being copied in every far corner of the western world. Economically America was not quite so sound. Only a year…show more content…
Examples of this included separate drinking fountains, separate toilets and separate eating opportunities.

This relates to 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in that the black community of Maycomb live in a small area on the edge of the town and generally aren't allowed to socialise with the white member of the town. But the small town isn't two extreme as black people aren't beaten or murdered in the streets as like what was happening elsewhere in America (Klu Klux Klan) and it isn't made to obvious in the novel that black people have to eat separately and go to separate public buildings. The novel in more concentrated on the corrupt legal system of the 1930's.

In 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Scout is the narrator, the novel is written in adult style despite the fact that she is only six at the start; this is because she is recounting the memories of her childhood. Despite this the novel is still written through a child's eyes rather than that of an adult. This gives the effect of innocence and ignorance. The reader can easily understand what is happening in the novel because it is written for a child to understand, but the reader must also try to distinguish and understand certain things that Scout being a child can't.

Scout is a bit of a tomboy she prefers to quite boyish activities. She is
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