Theme Of Nature In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Often times, nature and the organic things of life come together to form a representation or symbolic message to life. As shown in To Kill a Mockingbird, nature and various aspects of humanity are associated in the form of a mockingbird. As it relates to the novel, A mockingbird represents a commonality of an understood sin. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is well known, classic novel originally published in 1960. Though the novel was written in a different time span, its plot vividly details and expresses the events, emotions, and issues during the 1930s. Lee isolated her novel’s setting to a small, Southern town, which serves as a microcosm to the issues, occurring then and still today, throughout the entire nation. Lee develops the…show more content…
These practices were particularly shown in the trial of Emmett Till. This case was strikingly similar to that of Tom Robinson’s in To Kill a Mockingbird. In 1955, two white men were charged with the murder of Till. Throughout the case the defendants claimed that till’s body could not be proven to be his and that they were set up for the crime. Although these claims would not be typically favorable, the all white and all male jury exonerated the two white men from their charges. The political, civic, and judicial aspect of the 1900s showed to be of great importance to Lee and her writing. Being that Lee’s father was a lawyer and shared his experience representing people of color during prejudice times, many suspect that Lee based the role of Atticus on her father. Additionally, many believe that Scout is a representation of Harper Lee’s outlook of her father’s position during her youth. Each of these historical accounts have definitely impacted Harper Lee’s works. Essentially, Lee To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression era. Many families during this time are suffering from having little income, but the Finch’s happen to be of the few prominent families. Scout lives with her widowed father, Atticus, and her brother, Jem. Atticus is a town lawyer who prizes his moral standards. The story is told from the point of view of Scout who allows the reader to follow her life as social issues, including racism, come in
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