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Summary Of To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird Summary

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee in 1960. It follows Jean Louise ‘Scout’ Flinch. Her father, Atticus, is a lawyer, who was at the time, investigating a sexual abuse case. The case revolved around an African-American male who allegedly date raped a caucasian woman. Scout’s father doesn’t want Scout to know much information about the case, due to her being only 6 years old. However, he can’t shield her from reality, despite her being such a young individual. She ends up finding out, therefore losing her ‘innocence.’ In my opinion, I wouldn’t call it innocence. I’d say ignorance. However, this book is a phenomenal example of how discriminatory our world once was, and still kinda is if you really think about it. Mostly on America’s long history of racism towards the Black Community. Not only that, but it also makes you think, this book wasn’t written that long ago. A lot of the issues disclosed in this book are still very real and relevant in Today’s society. Honestly, my main interpretation of this novel is; You cannot shelter children from the real world forever. They’re going to learn about the things you wish to hide from them eventually. You might as well tell them yourselves, so you atleast know where they learnt it from. Also that, no matter who you are, no matter your race or gender - everyone deserves an equal shot. Or in this case, an equal trial. Everyone is
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