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The Human Condition In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a complex literary work exploring several aspects of the human condition. Lee’s story is one based in the 1930’s, shortly before the Civil Rights Movement. Her novel ventures into the societal issues, such as racism and gender stereotyping, in their fictional town, Maycomb. One recurring theme throughout the narrative is the social adjustment of the citizens of Maycomb and the human race as a whole. Lee showcases the progress in social justice matters by using symbolism and motifs. “ She brought me something to put on, and had I thought about it then, I never would have let her forget it: in her distraction, Aunty brought me my overalls” (354). Aunt Alexandra giving Scout her overalls in a time of panic
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