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"To Kill a Mockingbird"
An analysis of different criticisms of "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
# 49321 | 1,588 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 02, 2004 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines how Harper Lee's novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird", explores many issues that are still relevant in today's world. Through her narration of the character, Scout, she is able to make us understand what life in a small Southern town was like. It discusses what different critics have expressed in regard to the story's themes, characterizations, and point of view, and looks at how the novel represents an unforgettable transition from adolescence to adulthood through painful and dramatic lessons. It shows how critics agree that by focusing on themes that are relevant, creating strong characters, and presenting the story from a child's point of view, Harper Lee has created a timeless novel with a universal message.

From the Paper:

"Harper Lee presents us with a view of racism from a southern town in Alabama. Everything takes place in this town and Lee describes the town and the townspeople with clarity that bring significance to the story. Clearly, there were racial lines that divided the town. Fred Erisman examines how Harper Lee's a positive view of the South. He points out that Harper presents us with the notion that the South can indeed move beyond the archaic social norms "toward the more reasonable, pragmatic, and native romanticism of Ralph Waldo Emerson. If the movement can come maturity, she implies, the South will have made a major step in becoming truly regional in its vision" (Erisman 2062)."

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