Harper Lee Was Born In 1926 In Monroe, Alabama, A Village

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Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroe, Alabama, a village that is still her home. She attended local schools and the University of Alabama. Before she started writing she lived in New York. In New York she worked in the reservations department of an international airline. She is a winner of Pulitzer Prize, two honoray degree and other literaray awards. Other than writings Lee 's chief interest are nineteenth century literature, eighteenth Century music, politics, travelling and spending time with herself. To Kill a Mockingbird is the finest piece of work written by Harper Lee. This book is a a very fine novel with the liveliest sense of life and the most authentic humour. There is humour as well as tragedy in this book, besides its faint…show more content…
Themes 1. Racism: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee highlights many social upheaval prevailing in the Southern states of American in mid 1930 's. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird racism is a major theme and is relevant between blacks and whites.. Racism can be defined as prejudice, discrimination or antagonism directed against someone of a dififferent race based n the belief that one 's own race is superior. Racism is a belief that all members of same race possess characteristics, abilities or qualities speisfic to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Racism in To Kill a Mockingbird can be seen in the case of Tom Robinson and Calpurnia.
The trial of Tom Robinson, a court issue of an innocent black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. The trail clearly showed Tom Robinson as not guilty, the Jury still decided on a verdict that made him a culprit. The decision made by the jury in the court room was purely out of racism, as agreeing with a black was completely against society. 
Calpurina is the maid or the house keeper of the Finch 's house. Calpurnia was a Black women working in the house of White people, this shoes that blacks were low class of the society. In the novel, Jem and Scout Finch visit Calpurnia 's church for 'coloured people ' This separation of the church for white and the coloured people are representation of the
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