Harper Lee’s semi-autobiographical novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” is cornerstone literature for all looking to get clear picture of the racial injustice experienced by African Americans in the southern United States during the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is told from the perspective of six year old Jean Louise (“Scout”) Finch, the daughter of an Alabama lawyer attempting to defend Tom Robinson, an African American man, who has been accused of raping a white woman. Many papers already exist looking at “To Kill A Mockingbird”’s narration on the power of prejudice and the fight for justice. You can find samples of essays online to create an outline for an essay of your own, which should include an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Concepts: Truman Capote, Atticus Finch, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Alabama, Monroeville, Harper Lee, Southern Gothic