Go Set A Watchman Analysis

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Award winning author, Harper Lee in her novel, Go Set a Watchman addresses racial controversy during the 1950s. Lee’s purpose is to create a story that many will love, while showing her views on racism and how she felt during this time. She creates a controversial tone in order to make people think about her views while also using familiar characters, which makes the readers eager to have an update on these beloved characters. Although this novel created racial tensions, Lee uses her writing skills, ethos, pathos, and logos by connecting the audience to the story and bridging a gap between the fictional world and reality. Lee’s novel combines issues going on in the real world, while constructing a story that can relate to the readers. Lee’s first novel made people think about how racism affects the world, and she instantly became a credible author. Lee was born in 1926, which makes her a primary source for the information on the racial outburst in the 1950s. In Lee’s first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, she uses the quote, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view” (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird). This quote is arguably the most famous line from the novel, and it tests the readers to fight against racism. As an author during this time, Lee had the ability to educate the audience about the truth of what life was like in the south during this time, while offering a lovable and relatable story. Since this novel is a sequel to

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