Final Essay – To Kill a Mockingbird

Racism is a depressing part of our American history and sadly is still shown today. The time period of this story is shown during the Great Depression. The Great Depression was a huge drought that lasted through 1929 to the late 1930’s almost everyone was poor especially farmers they had it the worst their crops would hardly grow so no crops growing no source of income. In To Kill a Mockingbird in the Finch house you could see that the Great Depression did not affect them being their dad was a successful lawyer, but the people around were greatly affected for example the Cunningham’s are very poor because they can’t farm because of there is no water thanks to the draft. To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee this story is about racism and the Great depression and two children Jem and Scout going on little adventures like trying to find out who Boo Radley is and watching a mad dog with rabies get shot down by their boring dad throughout the story you can see how these little adventures mature and make them grow with the help of their father Atticus giving wise advice along the way. Harper Lee uses setting, characters, and plot events in To Kill a Mockingbird to both reflect and challenge the historical time period in which it is seen.

Aunt Alexandra is a member of the Finch Household that opposes the idea of Calpurnia being apart of the family and requests that Atticus removes her from the household. Aunt Alexandra and Atticus are arguing about Calpurnia Aunt Alexandra is demanding Atticus to remove Calpurnia from the household, but Atticus tells her, “Alexandra Calpurnia is not leaving this house until she wants to you may think otherwise, but I couldn’t have got along without her all these years. She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll simply have to accept things the way they are. Besides, sister I don’t want you working your head off for us you’ve no reason to do that. We still need Cal as much a.

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