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Nelle Harper Lees Philosophy on the Proper Treatment of Human Beings in To Kill A Mockingbird The 1930s were a time in which blacks faced many hardships It was a time in which the Ku Klux Klan had its peak However most importantly it was the time when Nelle Harper Lee the writer of To Kill A Mockingbird was being raised She was raised in a world where niggers were the bottom class in one of the most powerful countries in the world She was also being raised during the Great Depression a time when the attacks on blacks were intensified as they were the scapegoats of the immense downfall of the US economy However she was only a small innocent child who believed in equality for all Thus Harper Lee expressed her disapproval over the treatment of blacks in her Award-Winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird through the eyes of a fictional character called Jean Louise Finch better known as Scout Scout the main character in the story grew up in Maycomb County a fictional town in Alabama inspired by the Monroe County Harper Lees hometown Scouts father Atticus Finch was a defense attorney during the Great Depression Just like everyone in Maycomb County his economic conditions were very poor Judge Taylor assigns him the task of defending Tom Robinson a married black man accused of raping the eldest daughter of Bob Ewell the head of a family that had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations As the story progresses Scout slowly becomes introduced into the world of hatred unfairness and racism that the 1930s exposed Nevertheless since Scout still had both her innocence and naivete due to her premature age she completely expressed total disapproval towards the treatment of blacks during the time of her childhood The author portrays this disapproval through Dill and Jem Scouts friend and Scouts brother respectively as shown here by Dill I dont care
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