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A Description of To Kill A Mockingbird as a Perfect Example of an Unsubstantiated Judgment or an Opinion About an Individual
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To Kill A Mockingbird is a perfect example of an unsubstantiated judgment or an opinion about an individual The prime message in the novel is that of racism how the actions of a community not just a parent can affect a child Born Nelle Harper Lee in 1926 Monroeville Alabama She attended school at three different colleges where she studied law Huntington College from 1944-1945 University of Alabama from 1945- 1949 and studied one year at Oxford University The study of law and its principles helped her develop the way she was brought up Her upbringing gave her raw material to write her only book She was the youngest of four kids When she started off in the real world she worked as a reservation clerk with Eastern Airlines and BOAC in New York City To concentrate on her writing she quit working as an airline clerk In 1957 she submitted the manuscript of her book to the J B Lippincott Company She was told that her novel consisted of a series of short stories strung together She was urged to rewrite it For the next two and a half-year she reworked the manuscript with the help of her editor Tay Hohoff and in 1960 To Kill A Mockingbird was published Harper Lee only wrote one book so far and critics are waiting for her next book There have not been as much published on the doings of Lee since 1966 Prejudice strictly defined a preformed and unsubstantiated judgment or opinion about an individual or a group either favorable or unfavorable in nature In modern usage however the term most often denotes an unfavorable or hostile attitude toward other people based on their membership in another social or ethnic group The distinguishing characteristic of a prejudice is that it relies on stereotypes oversimplified generalizations about the group against which the prejudice is directed Examples of prejudice abound in history In most cases a prejudiced attitude
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