Essay on Harper Lee

Boo Radley and Scout

Name: Alliah Turner Date: 12-16-12 Period: 3 The Relationship Between Arthur (Boo) Radley and Jean Louise (Scout) Finch In To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, Scout is an educated six year old child who is very mature for her age. Despite her capability to understand things that most six year can not, she […]

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Ethics: the Keys to Morality

James Weiss English 11H-2 March 11, 2009 Ms. Walker Ethics: The Keys to Humanity’s Forbearance Morality is not a virtue that many can tolerate without a conscience. It was considered the critical awareness of humanity’s standards of conduct that are accepted as proper. Yet, for Scout, morality becomes not only a principle, but also a […]

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Why did Harper Lee choose to have a child narrator in, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Harper Lee grew up in Alabama in the 1930s, and witnessed a great deal of racism around her as she grew up. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is also set in 1930, and contains a child narrator, in the form of Scout, and therefore the racial divisions and conflict Harper Lee witnessed may be directly represented […]

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Harper Lee’s – To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) was published in 1960, addressing the key tension in this story, the issue of “race” against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement in America. Race relations in America were wrought with injustice in the 1930s, especially between “white” and “black” Americans. It highlights the realities of rampant […]

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What has Harper Lee got to say about courage/integrity

There are lots of examples of characters having courage and integrity in the book, a sign that Harper Lee believes these values to be important. A main technique that she uses to get the reader to see the messages in the book is using Scout’s viewpoint. An effect of using Scout’s viewpoint is that she […]

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How Harper Lee presents the theme of prejudice in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Harper Lee’s book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has many themes but a very large one of these is prejudice. Her book is focused around America in the 1930’s and what people’s attitudes were back then. Her book is written to influence people about the ways of prejudice, especially in the time it was written. She […]

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“To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and “The Colour Purple”

The dictionary states that “Courage” is bravery/boldness or to nerve oneself to a venture. This idea is shown in both The Colour Purple and To Kill A Mockingbird in similar and in different ways. The Colour Purple involves courage to stand up against certain people, rather than morals and ideas, which is the main issue […]

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‘Silas Marner’ and Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Although George Eliot and Harper Lee lived a century apart, growing up in different communities, with their minds informed by different experiences and intellectual training, their works, ‘Silas Marner’ and ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ are strikingly similar in their thematic concerns. Both novels address topics of fundamental importance even in our own society. It is […]

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The effectiveness of Harper Lee’s use of minor characters in To Kill a Mockingbird

The focus of this essay is to examine the effectiveness of Harper Lee’s use of minor characters in To Kill a Mockingbird to enable her to explore some of the main concerns in the novel. In the novel Harper Lee uses most of the minor characters to display the concerns in this text, for example […]

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Prejudice as Seen in Harper Lee’s to Kill a Mockingbird and Through the Movie Gattaca

All throughout history, prejudice has been a part of society. Discrimination and intolerance are built into human nature. Less than 100 years ago, Blacks were still in the bonds of slavery. However, Blacks were not the only ethnical group that was ever mistreated. During the First World War, Germans in the United States were looked […]

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How Does Harper Lee Develop the Theme of Education in Part 1 of ‘to Kill a Mockingbird’

How does Harper Lee develop the theme of education in Part 1 of ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ This essay is about how Harper Lee transmits education in Part 1 of ‘To kill a Mockingbird’. Education to me is a process or activities that impart knowledge or skill. I think it is facts, skills and ideas […]

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