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To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee to describe her experience while living in Alabama as a young kid The story is told from an eight year old named Scout who is more educated than most 15 year olds The main plot is how Atticus chooses to defend an African American man named Tom Robinson in a rape trial that he clearly did not commit Being that the time is 1935 in Maycomb Alamaba the racism is extreme As well as the trial there is also a town mystery Arthur Radley Who the kids call Boo Radley because they never seen him they think of him as a ghost but they talk about him as if they know him Scout her brother Jem and Dill tell tales about him eating cats being violent and viscous and the adults who have nothing better to do also play a roll on the gossip by contributing to itTo Kill a Mocking Bird was the only book Harper Lee wrote and I feel that theres hundreds of stories written in one I believe she wrote the book to show how you cant judge people without getting to know them first You dont know someone til you walk around in their skin say Atticus The town that Scout lives in is very judgmental Scout gets ridiculed at school due to her dad defending a colored man Arthur Radley is shunned by the town without even giving him a chance to defend himself against these foolish accusations and the only way to escape it is by locking himself in his house Tom Robinson goes on trial for a rape he did not commit and even though all evidence proves against it the town still chooses to see otherwise because of his skin complexionAnother vital key in the story is Harper Lees use of symbolism She uses the idea of a Mocking Bird to portray innocence Atticus says its a
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