Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird during a rough period in American history, also known as the Civil Rights Movement. This plot dives into the social issues faced by African-Americans in the south, like Tom Robinson. Lee felt that the unfair treatment towards blacks were persistent, not coming to an end any time in the foreseeable future. This dark movement drove her to publish this novel hopeful that it would encourage the society to realize that the harsh racism must stop. Lee effectively fashions her characters to help further drive this point to the reader. Atticus Finch, and his children, Jem and Scout, play a pivotal role in this story. Atticus makes a very honorable name for himself, while Jem and Scout 's innocence is exposed to the real world and unacceptable behavior there is throughout society. Harper Lee eloquently portrays a theme of good overcoming evil during the Civil Rights Movement in her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, through the beliefs of Atticus ' honorable actions, Jem and Scout 's innocence, and Tom Robinson 's trial. Harper Lee depicts the character, Atticus Finch, with many ethical characteristics. His noble actions help good overcome evil during the Civil Rights Movement. Unlike the majority of southern society, Atticus sees through all the racism and segregation, and chooses to treat
Hilliard 2 everyone equally. This is quite evident when Atticus says, “I do my best to love everybody” (Lee 112). This is a direct quote from Atticus…

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