Essay on Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

During the 1930s, during the time when the novel was set, society was very different to what it is now.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is Harper Lee's story about life in a small town in Southern America during the 1930s.

The story is based in the state of Texas, Alabama, in this state slavery was very common and because of this it became to be known as the "Slave State".

The story involves "Atticus Finch" a lawyer who must defend an African American who has been wrongly accused of raping a Caucasian woman.

The importance of the book in terms of the relationship between white and black people is that whites controlled the black people, there was not any
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Harper Lee might be portraying her self as this young little innocent girl who had to grow up in this style of municipality and see these sorts of things happening around her continuously as she grew up, and this might have influenced her to write this novel.

Throughout the film, there have been many parts which have been omitted. A lot of them have an influence in the final outcome of the story.

One of these parts is "Jem", "Scout" and "Calpurnia's" visit to the "First Purchase Church" is in somewhat way what we expected it to be.

Calpurnia is a black women who looks after the "Finch" family and the children, Calpurnia is almost like a surrogate mother to the children, she is firm in what she believes to be right and has a lot of conviction in what she says and she is almost like the bridge between whites and blacks.

In the town of "Maycomb" there are two societies, the white society and the "Negroes" society.

"Calpurnia" cares for the children, and in "Maycomb" there are not many black people who look after white children, she wants to prove to all the White "folk" in the town that she does a good job of looking after the children and "I don't want anybody sayin' I don't look after my
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