Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird Theme Analysis Essay

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, was published in 1960 and is read by ninth graders all across the country because of its Pulitzer-Prize-winning writing. To Kill a Mockingbird parallels Harper Lee’s life in the sense that like the main character, her father was a lawyer and she had a best friend similar to the one of her main characters. She used this real life experience to tell the fictional story of Scout, a young girl living in the prejudiced community of Maycomb, Alabama. Scout and her brother, Jem, encounter a young boy, Dill, and quickly befriend him. They become interested in the suspicious story of Boo Radley and his family. However, the story’s plot is centered around her father, Atticus, and his case to defend Tom Robinson, an African-American accused of rape. Throughout the course of the novel, there is a series of misconceptions between the characters. In a world full of misunderstanding, this book is as relevant today as it was yesterday because it illustrates to readers how to apprehend other’s views and the theme that sometimes, for one to understand someone else, a person may have to walk around in their skin in order to become a better person is illustrated by Harper Lee in To Kill A Mockingbird as her characters show a level of understanding after stepping into the other’s place.

The first instance of a character stepping into another’s shoes in order to understand them is when Scout sought the…

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