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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: Faith's Presentation Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: Faith's Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • HARPER LEE’S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Troy University English 1102
  • Introduction of Harper Lee  Nelle Harper Lee was born April 28, 1926. She is an American novelist known for her 1961 Pulitzer-Prize- winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, which deals with the issues of racism that she observed as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Despite being Lee's only published book, it led to her being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature.
  • Harper Lee Continued…  As a child, Lee was a tomboy, and a precocious reader.  Harper Lee grew up in Alabama and was the daughter of a lawyer. She was also educated in the South.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird and Realality.  Tim Robinson is falsely accused of rapping a white woman.  The Scottsboro Boys case reveals the barbarous treatment of blacks.  Nine teenage boys are also falsely accused of rapping two white women. To Kill a Mockingbird Realality
  • Similarities Tim Robinson’s Case The Scottsboro Boys Case
  • Harper Lee’s is influenced by the Scottsboro Case.  Lee was only five years old when, in April 1931 in the small Alabama town of Scottsboro, the first trials began with regard to the purported rapes of two white women by nine young black men. The defendants, who were nearly lynched before being brought to court, were not provided with the services of a lawyer until the first day of trial. Despite medical testimony that the women had not been raped, the all-white jury found the men guilty of the crime and sentenced all but the youngest, a twelve-year-old boy, to death.
  • The Great Depression  To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the 1930s in Maycomb, a fictional, rural town in Alabama, in the United States. Maycomb County, as the author describes it, is in a state of economic decline. Communication with outlying houses depend on dirt roads, and all the county inhabitants, whether professional people or farmers, are poor.
  • The Great Depression
  • The Jim Crow laws were racial segregation laws enacted between 1876 and 1965 in the United States at the state and local level. Some examples of Jim Crow laws are the segregation of public schools, public places, and public transportation, and the segregation of restrooms, restaurants, and drinking fountains for whites and blacks. Segregation
  • Harper Lee’s childhood experiences of growing up in the Deep South of Alabama, influenced her famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.