To Kill a Mockingbird Essay | Relating To Kill a Mockingbird to Modern Times

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Relating To Kill a Mockingbird to Modern Times

Summary: As Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a story of racism, bigotry, and hate, one can draw a connection between the 1930s story and the events of the present day, particularly since September 11, 2001. Because the warning of the novel regarding persecution on the basis of prejudice has not been pursued, the consequences in both the novel and the present day have been similar.
To Kill A Mockingbird,

and how it relates to modern times

To Kill A Mockingbird is a story of racism, bigotry, and hate. The story opens with Scout talking about Jem's broken arm and how it was attained, the story then leaps back two years to talk about how they attempted to draw their elusive neighbor, Boo Radely, out of his home. The plot thickens as Scout and Jem learn are told rumors about Boo, like he had stabbed his father with sheers or has died, but instead of alerting the morgue his family simply stuff him up the chimney. Thus far we have little to compare to the twenty-first century. However from this point in the story onwards one can see a direct connection between the 1930's setting of this story and our time. Scout and Jem's father, Atticus is lawyer...

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