Gender Issues In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird is a novel that presents the reader with complex issues that are seen through the eyes of a young child named Scout. One of the issues Scout, the young protagonist, has a hard time understanding is the issue of gender roles and racism, the difference between whites and blacks. During Scout's life she has a hard time understanding why people treat whites and blacks the differently. Atticus who was her father raised her and her brother, Jem to believe everyone was equal. As far as gender roles go, while she was growing up it was just Atticus, Jem and Scout, her mother died when she was younger. While she was growing up, she was very tomboyish and was hesitant about growing up and becoming a woman. The author of the novel To Kill A Mockingbird was Harper Lee. Harper Lee was the youngest daughter of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee. Lee was born on April 28, 1929, in Monroeville, Alabama. Her father, Atticus was a lawyer, and he was a member of the Alabama state legislature and …show more content…
In July 11, 1960 the novel To Kill A Mockingbird was published. The film also came out during the Civil Rights Movement. While writing the book Harper Lee was trying to make a social statement. This statement was to show that all people are created equal. And that no matter what skin color they were, they were all still equal. Harper Lee has had a great impact on American culture and literature. She was and still is a great writer and he novel is loved by many. To Kill A Mockingbird is a novel that shows the ugly side of how racism affects people. Through this novel, there are many made up stories from Harper Lee. Harper Lee based almost all of her life on her novel. However she used true stories and changed them so they were made up. She used things in her own life and completely changed most of them into these made up stories that were similar to the ones in her