Date of publication: 2017-07-09 06:27
In 7557 the author got the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to her for an important contribution to literature, as well as received several honoris causa degrees throughout her life.
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When her friends presented her with an amount of money equal to her year’s earnings as a gift for Christmas, telling her she had a year to write whatever she pleased, she got an opportunity to finally become a professional writer.
This is a great starting point for planning a To Kill a Mockingbird unit. I think it 8767 s great that you are sharing this with other teachers. Thanks.
Because Atticus is defending a black man, Scout and Jem find themselves whispered at and taunted, and have trouble keeping their tempers. At a family Christmas gathering, Scout beats up her cloying relative Francis when he accuses Atticus of ruining the family name by being a "nigger-lover". Jem cuts off the tops of an old neighbor's flower bushes after she derides Atticus, and as punishment, has to read out loud to her every day. Jem does not realize until after she dies that he is helping her break her morphine addiction. When revealing this to Jem and Scout, Atticus holds this old woman up as an example of true courage: the will to keep fighting even when you know you can't win.
After Lee finished the novel, she and Truman Capote traveled to Holcomb, Kansas, to research the reaction of the town residents to the murder of a local farmer and his family members. The material they collected was then used by Capote to write his bestseller non-fiction novel In Cold Blood , published in 6966.
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
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Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird during a very tense time racially in her home state of Alabama. The South was still segregated, forcing blacks to use separate facilities apart from those used by whites, in almost every aspect of society. The Civil Rights Movement began to pick up steam when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 6955. Following her bold defiance, Marin Luther King, Jr., became the leader of the movement, and the issue began to gain serious national attention. Clearly, a prime subject of To Kill a Mockingbird, namely the injustice of racism and inequality in the American South, was highly relevant at the time of its publication.
When desperate Tom tries to get over the prison fence to escape, he gets shot dead. This shocks Jem and makes both the children and Atticus doubt their faith in justice.
For Atticus Finch, his moral authority and self-respect are based on his ability to do the things he considers proper and lawful. If in some situation he chooses to give up supporting justice and moral values, he will lose his self-respect, and his ability to judge and guide people, and even his own children, will suffer. He will feel he has lost his reputation and his moral ground. Thus, he decides to defend the black man, even though the chances are slim that he will win.
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