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"To Kill a Mockingbird"

Summary: "To Kill a Mockingbird", by Harper Lee, is an outstanding work of American literature, discussing issues of 'race' in Southern states. To Kill A Mockingbird is set in a more religious era but Harper Lee wants us to know that there were no people in Maycomb who are more religious than the Negroes. The white people are Christian because it's right and good but the black community is faithful from the heart.
I hope to explain why I think "To Kill A Mockingbird", by Harper Lee, merits the description "an outstanding work of literature."

"To Kill A Mockingbird" has a good, strong structure, which forms the basis of the plot. Harper Lee has decided to split the book into two parts, enhancing the structure. The first half sets the scene, introduces us to the characters and the plot - leading up to the trial in the second half. The second half builds cleverly upon the first, maintaining the suspense that has been created. When I read the book it was more like reading from inside the plot than looking at the lives of the people from the outside.

When describing the setting Harper Lee uses personification to create a vivid picture in the mind of the reader. In the first chapter Harper Lee uses the descriptions...

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