In which contexts is the concept of injustice exposed in the novel “To Kill A Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee?

Tanatmış, Cansu (2011) In which contexts is the concept of injustice exposed in the novel “To Kill A Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee? Other thesis, TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL.

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Race relations, gender roles and class discrimination are the main issues of Deep Southern life in 1930s that are widely exposed in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee in her one and only 1961 Pulitzer Prize winner book. The novel still maintains its place in reading lists of high schools and colleges due to its real life relation and universal issues. This study examines the concept of injustice exposed in the novel within the contexts of neighborhood, school, house and court that are included in Maycomb County where the story takes place. Harper Lee reveals the message of importance of justice by placing characters into different contexts and making them act in certain circles that are determined by Maycomb’s strict social codes and taboos developed over many years. Each context harbours different examples of injustice that have become usual within the course of events because of the prejudice formed in the minds of people of Maycomb. The reader is shown the concept of injustice with Lee’s warm, innocent and naive way of reflecting events. However, as the novel proceeds, the concept of injustice starts to be exposed more densely via attempts made in the court to remove scales of injustice from society’s eyes. As Lee states in one interview: “People are people anywhere you put them.”, the reason she highlights the significance of justice is its invariable importance everywhere at all times.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor’s Name : Mine Mavioğlu IB Notu: C
Uncontrolled Keywords: Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 06:07
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 10:51

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