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Discuss Harper Lee's presentation of the trial of Tom Robinson Harper lee was born in 1962 in Monroeville, Alabama. Her father, A.C Lee, worked as editor of a local newspaper as well as being a, member of the Alabama State legislature, a kind of regional parliament with the power of making or changing law. He was also a trained lawyer and his daughter would visit the Monroeville courthouse to watch her father in action. Alabama was one of the southern most states, which decided to split from the union of American states in 1861 in order to continue using slave workers even after they lost the civil war, southern status like Alabama remained racist, and laws were passed which discriminated against blacks. These attitudes carried over into the 20th century. Much injustice against black American continued. Harper was 6 years old and she saw many injustices done to the black, so she wrote "to kill a mocking bird", because of which readers of future generation will learn about the social injustice in America in 1930s, which includes a lot of different ways of prejudice and controversial issues. Harper projected Jem and Scout, two of the principle characters of the book, start off as being childish and play full kids, but as the ...read more.


If we were made to realise this on our own without the coincidental realization from a key character it wouldn't be as affective. This piece of evidence didn't convince the prejudice environment so Harper lee reflex an enormous sense of share wrong doing in Atticuss. This is reflected as he loosened his attire, "Atticuss did something I never saw him doing before, and he unbuttoned his wrist, unbuttoned his collar, loosened his tie and took off his coat". He grows weary and we see the injustice, not only in maycomb but the injustice between all people everywhere begins to eat away at atticuss kind good nature being. This is a climatic moment in the book. Sometimes not even the best natured people can stop evil from manifesting. This is clear that we are experiencing one of Harper lees thoughts that not only about injustice in the novel but in real life too. Sometime you can be kind and as to honest to a person but they can still betray your trust to your downfall. When we hear of this we think back to when Tom Robinson was helping Mayella Ewell at her request. ...read more.


It also means she is a lot more curious and we learn through her curiosity, "I didn't think so, Atticus was trying to show, it seems to me, that Mr Ewell could have committed the crime". And I think it was very true and proved. Bob Ewell was not a good man; he was a father of eight, white man, lived behind Maycomb's dump. Ewell uses his welfare money while his children go hungry. When a person's nature is like this, he can do anything destructive. In conclusion Harper lee wrote a lot of morals into the book including Prejudice, Racism and Peer pressure to teach people about common life in the 1930s and the life of black people in these times. She also uses different methods of teaching in the book, with Atticuss teaching scout about racism in the community, with acts of racism being displayed against Tom Robinson and also Atticuss being spat at for defending a black man, these different ways of showing in which people can be discriminated against and showing how life was in the 1930s make the book a good way of learning about everyday life in a community with racist people (Mr Ewell), people easily by peer, pressure (Mr Cunningham) and also people who don't agree with racism and who are against it (Atticuss) Name: Salman Mustafa 1 ...read more.

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