Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird: To Kill a Mockingbird revolves around the time period of the 1930’s in the Southern part of the United States. The protagonist of this story is Scout, a tomboy, who narrates the story from her perspective when she is older. (She was part of this story herself from ages 6-9). The first many chapters of the book is about Scout’s life in school, and how she grows up in her neighborhood streets. She spends her days with her father, Atticus Finch. The main topic and climax of this book is about the court case of African American man, Tom Robinson, who had been accused of raping and beating a poor white girl, Mayella Ewell. Atticus Finch was a lawyer who defended Robinson and was also his alibi.
"You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. There is not a person in this courtroom who has never told a lie, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked upon a woman without desire." Not only did Atticus defend Tom as an individual with these words he recited, but for all African Americans.
In the end, Robinson is stated guilty even though he committed no crime; he was proclaimed guilty because of his skin color. Tom Robinson was killed by policeman when trying to runaway from prison and, soon after the court case, did Mayella’s…

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