Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a beautifully crafted novel which portrays the tragic, yet withstanding, struggles of those facing severe discrimination and challenges of character, which reveals a profound message about courage. Various aspects in To Kill A Mockingbird, such as the dialogue and actions of Atticus Finch, Mrs. Dubose, and Boo Radley, suggest that to do what is right, one a person 's courage is shown not only through physical, but emotional and mental strength even when at a disadvantage so they can do what must be done. The novel is told through the eyes of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, who narrates the story of her childhood in the earlier 20th century. Scout, her older brother named Jem, and a friend called Dill, were fascinated by the rumors of their neighbor Boo Radley, who was, as Scout described, a “malevolent phantom,” that never stepped foot outside of his house. The children made several efforts to lure Boo outside of his house but unfortunately failed. Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer with very high morals. He takes upon himself to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, in a rape case. Even though he receives many harsh comments for supporting an African American at the time, Atticus insists on continuing with the case as his ethics would not allow him to do otherwise. He compiles evidence proving Tom is innocent; unfortunately, since Tom was the African American in a case against a white man, Bob Ewell, the verdict deemed Tom guilty.

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