General Education. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee that was published in It tells the story of events that take place in Maycomb, Alabama, in the s.
The book deals with issues of racial injustice and gender roles in the American South. The book was largely based on Lee's own childhood, growing up in Monroeville, Alabama, during the Great Depression. Through its tomboy narrator, the author discusses the frustrations of living within strict female gender roles.
To Kill a Mockingbird
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. 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 see it through no matter what.
There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County. But it was a time of vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself. That boy's yo' comp'ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him, you hear? Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house's yo' comp'ny, and don't you let me catch you remarkin' on their ways like you was so high and mighty! After my bout with Cecil Jacobs when I committed myself to a policy of cowardice, word got around that Scout Finch wouldn't fight any more, her daddy wouldn't let her. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.