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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    The smell of dirt fills the air. Their isn’t one bone, one inch of his skin that isn’t covered by dirt and grime, he breathes for the white community, he sleeps and lives for the white community, his very existence seems nothing more then to bend to the needs and wants of those around him. He is the blame of all evils and the source of no good, he is known as a Blackman back

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    Essay Length: 935 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Steve
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is a book that i would recommend for anyone to read. This book talks about the issues of prejidice and how it affects the community. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem broke his arm badley at the elbow. When it healed, and Jems's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury. His left arm was somewhat

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    Essay Length: 1,841 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Stenly
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    105 Elm Street Maycomb AL 44945 December 12 2006 Mayella Ewell 332 3rd street Maycomb Al 44945 Dear Mayella Ewell, I'm Jem Finch, the proud son of Mr. Atticus Finch. I'm not sure if you remember me, but if you do, I know you will probably want to throw this letter out when you remember me or who my father was. I don't know if you realize how much pain and drama that your actions

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Mike
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel which consists of a number of positive and negative themes. Lee has utilised the way of life and the attitude towards ‘Negros’ in the 1930’s to create a intriguing novel which has enlightened the wider community on the matters of racism and prejudice in America in the 1930’s. Even though the novel has a dark plot line there are a number of positive themes presented

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Andrew
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Atticus the Hero Many people in today’s world are heroes. These people include the men and women who put their lives on the line during the 9-11 attacks on the U.S. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus is a hero because of the little things he does throughout the book. Atticus is kind throughout the story as a result of never disrespecting anyone, or any thing. Atticus shows bravery throughout the

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: July
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill A Mockingbird Essay “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mocking bird, wouldn’t it?” (276). The main character in the book To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Scout, was at first an annoying little seven year old that was curious about everything. As the story progresses, she develops into a mature young women and looses her innocence. An example of this is when Scout wants Boo Radely to come out and

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    Essay Length: 643 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Victor
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird Mockingbirds are birds that does one thing; Making music for us to enjoy and nothing else to harm us. In the remarkable novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the mockingbird is used as symbolism for real people. Including the human mockingbirds, the novel represents other pieces of the prejudice such as racism and hypocrisy. In the little town of Maycomb in its 1930ЎЇs, the prejudice was an accepted

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Steve
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, someone says a phrase that will not be repeated again in the book but continues on in it as an underlying theme. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird, Atticus states this and when he does he is not just talking about birds. He is also talking about people and objects. He uses a mockingbird as a metaphor of innocence.

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    Essay Length: 933 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Edward
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill A Mockingbird - Moral In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author intends the reader to learn that you shouldn't judge people by there race. Later on I will be telling you about a life as the Cunningham's, Bob Ewell, and Atticus. So if you listen up and pay attention you will almost be as smart as me. The Cunninghams were the poor family they were so poor

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    Essay Length: 681 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Janna
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Injustices There have been many famous pieces of literature, but one that stands out is the 1960’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee. Lee, who only wrote one book in her life time, wrote of prejudice, injustice, and racism in the 1930’s. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the Deep South in the 1930’s. To Kill a Mockingbird is a story in which a black mad is accused of doing something

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    Essay Length: 1,165 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 4, 2010 By: Mikki
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    The statements made in “To Kill a mockingbird” about prejudice, include the presence of; class, gender, religious and importantly racial discrimination. These lead to injustices which are conveyed by having the story told through they eyes of a minimally prejudiced child. Her family provides the contrast in the book, which is furthermore conveyed by the use of; the title as a motif; metaphors and the fear of the unknown. Racial prejudice is a strong theme

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    Essay Length: 977 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill A Mockingbird - Moral In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author intends the reader to learn that you shouldn't judge people by there race. Later on I will be telling you about a life as the Cunningham's, Bob Ewell, and Atticus. So if you listen up and pay attention you will almost be as smart as me. The Cunninghams were the poor family they were so poor they

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    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: regina
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Life is full of Trials Terran Snyder In society there are many generalities and stereotypes depending on one's race and even something as basic as their gender. These stereotypes can cause people to be irrational and absurd instead of remaining calm and reasonable. There are also cases in which children make their own sense of reality; this allows them to shield their minds. As they mature, have no choice but to accept the cruelties of

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    Essay Length: 732 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Terran
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Dill

    To Kill a Mockingbird - Dill

    In Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” Dill plays an important role. This young boy is one year older than Scout and three years younger than Jem. Dill’s blue linen shorts and fluffy white hair make him a unique character. Each summer, Dill moves in with his Aunt Rachel in Alabama and resides with her until the start of school in Mississippi. His first summer in Alabama marks the start of the kid’s deep interest

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    Essay Length: 337 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Yan
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Prejudice

    To Kill a Mockingbird - Prejudice

    Prejudice cannot see the things that are because it is always looking for things that are not. This is emphasized as one of the main themes in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. Set in the South during the 1930’s in a small town known as Maycomb County, the one of the most important morals, the one that all humans are created equal, is justified. Prejudice can be shown on a scale from most

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Jack
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Similarities in Tom’s and Boo’s Lives

    To Kill a Mockingbird - Similarities in Tom’s and Boo’s Lives

    Certain uncanny resemblances between Tom Robinson and Boo Radley's lives exist in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. Often large groups of people misunderstand certain unusual individuals. Sometimes they stereotype the person; other times, they simply do not bother to find out the truth. When such circumstances occur, the ostracized person's actions become unfairly misinterpreted or not understood at all. Sometimes rumors circulate about the individuals, that might then be assumed as the truth. In

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    Essay Length: 1,587 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Fonta
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Theme of Fighting

    To Kill a Mockingbird - Theme of Fighting

    To kill a Mockingbird-Theme of fighting There are many themes in the book To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee. However, one of the most predominate is fighting. This theme is shown by almost all of the characters in the novel. Atticus has strong views on fighting. He shows this when he taught Jem and Scout to be brave; for instance, when he told Scout to stop fighting the people that mock her Scout

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Artur
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Analysis

    To Kill a Mockingbird Analysis

    In looking closer at the famous and controversial novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, many themes are observed. One theme is good vs. evil which can be seen in Atticus himself and throughout the town. Many critics portray Atticus Finch as a hero, who was willing to stand by an innocent black man in a racist southern town. Others, however, do not see any reason to applaud the work of Atticus Finch because

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Anna
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Analysis

    To Kill a Mockingbird Analysis

    “’I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what”’(112).Words of Atticus, from Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird. A story narrated by Scout, Atticus’ daughter, about the events that occurred in a small southern town during the

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    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: Janna
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    Harper Lee's only novel to date is To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960 but set in the 1930s in America's deep-south. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize and was quickly made into a successful film starring Gregory Peck. The popularity that the novel immediately attracted endures to modern times. The semi-autobiographical story concerns the trial of an innocent black man, Tom Robinson for the rape of a white woman, Mayella Ewell and around this

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    Essay Length: 1,143 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2008 By: Mike
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

    To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

    To Kill A Mockingbird Essay In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird a major theme is the loss of innocence. Whether from emotional abuse, racial prejudice or learning, Boo, Tom, and Scout all lose their innocence in one sense or another. The prejudice that each character endures leads to their loss. Through the responses of Boo, Tom, and Scout, Harper Lee shows how each character responded differently to their loss of innocence. In the novel

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Fonta
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

    To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

    To Kill A Mockingbird Essay Symbolism is used extensively in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The theme of prejudice in the novel can be best perceived through the symbol of the mockingbird. Atticus advised his children that if they went hunting for birds to "shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (96). Miss Maudie explains this further by saying that "mockingbirds don't

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Jon
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Essay - Emotional/moral Courage

    To Kill a Mockingbird Essay - Emotional/moral Courage

    To Kill A Mockingbird Essay-Emotional/Moral Courage Webster's dictionary defines courage as "mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty." According to Atticus Finch, one of the main characters in To Kill A Mockingbird, "Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what." (Chapter 11, Page 124) No matter how you define it, Harper Lee definitely portrays the

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    Essay Length: 1,384 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Victor
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Essay - Issues Which Are Still Relevent in Todays Society.

    To Kill a Mockingbird Essay - Issues Which Are Still Relevent in Todays Society.

    �To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee explores several different issues which are still relevant in today’s society. Harper Lee uses conventions within the novel to convey these ideas. The three main issues Lee explores are; Importance of Moral Education, Prejudice and Bravery and Courage. Lee explores the theme of the Importance of Moral Education throughout the novel. This idea is still relevant in today’s society as we all face moral decisions which shape who

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    Essay Length: 1,224 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Kevin
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Geoshapes

    To Kill a Mockingbird Geoshapes

    Each character’s personality in the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is intricately described, therefore giving the reader an image or idea of the kind of person he or she is. A picture of the character is formed in the mind with maybe rough edges but a soft heart on the inside. A character’s personality may be oversimplified by drawing shapes in symbolism, but the shapes may be helpful in perceiving the

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    Essay Length: 2,662 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: regina
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Reflection

    To Kill a Mockingbird Reflection

    To Kill a Mockingbird Reflection Written in the late 1950s to early 1960s, To Kill a Mockingbird in many ways reflects the state of its society. The Civil Rights Movement was occurring at the time, a fight for human freedom, extending the rights of full citizenship to individuals regardless of race, sex, or creed and the slowly emerging concept of equal rights for all. Although set in the 1930s, it has come to my attention

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Steve
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Symbolism

    To Kill a Mockingbird Symbolism

    In order to value a movie such as To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee; one must recognize the significance of certain symbolic items that are placed in the movie, and how they turn this story into a work of art. The opening credits play an important role in the movie, and help to illustrate certain symbols within the novel. The various objects that are included in the title sequence are a drawing of

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Tasha
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Themes

    To Kill a Mockingbird Themes

    “To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee is renowned as a great text because of the important moral values it displays. The themes of the text such as growing up, courage and prejudice were particularly significant issues during the authors time, yet have never lost their importance Harper Lee highlights these themes through the use of language techniques, structure and symbolism. The nature of growing up is portrayed through Scout and Jem’s travels from

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Bred
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: a Civil Approach

    To Kill a Mockingbird: a Civil Approach

    I am most disappointed that I have not been accepted to your school. The competitive job market, coupled with the reputation that TCNJ has for academic excellence, helped make it quite clear that TCNJ was the right choice for me. I will get my degree, but still hope that I will be granted the opportunity to work for it at TCNJ. I understand the workload that attending TCNJ would entail and I accept the challenge.

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    Essay Length: 345 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 16, 2010 By: asasasa
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch

    To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch

    To Kill A Mockingbird: Atticus Finch The bountiful love between a parent and a child is mysteriously unique and special. It is as if there were a world-wide pact, that all of man acquiesced to always love their children and show them compassion all their lives. Parents show their children they love them day by day, endlessly, in a myriad of ways. Atticus Finch raises his children with the same type of love, if not

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    Essay Length: 551 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 6, 2011 By: EVe
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