To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee in 1960. Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama.
She grew up in a family with four siblings. Lee was the youngest of the four and she was a tomboy. Her father was a lawyer and he work as a legislature for Alabama and her mother suffered from bipolar-a mental illness. Lee attended Huntington College in Montgomery-an all-female school. Lee was different from the rest of her classmates because she was not into clothes or makeup.
She participated in the glee club and was a member of the literary honor society. She then transfers to the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Lee contributed to the school newspaper and its humor magazine, the Rammer Jammer. Lee was accepted to the university’s law school. After her first law year, she decided, writing is her calling. She moves to New York to become a writer. Harper Lee is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller To Kill a Mockingbird.
The book is being narrated by a young girl named Scout. One of the major plotline in the story, Scout and her brother Jem and their friend Dill explore their fascination with a mysterious and somewhat infamous neighborhood character named Boo Radley. The book was more than a coming of age story:another part of the novel reflected racial prejudice in the South. Scout and Jem’s father, Atticus Finch was an attorney at Maycomb County. Atticus tries to help a black man who has been charged with raping a white woman. Atticus wanted a fair trial but it was very difficult because of the race issue.
In the end, justice was not served, and Scout and Jem realize how cruel the world can be. The Finch family had to deal with the aftermath of the trial and it shows who’s good and evil. Most of the critic reviews I read in this book show a lot about how the justice system is corrupt. I agree with all the critic reviews because racial profiling plays a major role in court. An…