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To Kill A Mockingbird 2 To Kill A Mockingbird won the Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature due to its astonishing portrayal of racial prejudice in the south during the nineteen sixties. In addition, it remained as an enriched source of entertainment, a reflection of social change and a window to our past. It is also important to highlight the effect the timeframe of the book had on its context and the author’s qualifications, experiences and previous publications which lead her to write the novel. To Kill A Mockingbird gave insight to the treatment of colored folks in the justice system during the nineteen hundreds. Through the distinct views of the various characters ranging from an older white educated male to that of an eight year old girl, naive and learning to understand the world around her, the reader is able to perceive the unjust treatment of colored folks in the justice system and why change is more than necessary. “In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins, They’re ugly, but those are the facts of life” (Lee, 1960). This quote from the book in itself serves as an initiative to analyze the world around us and change the way we think and act especially because justice is supposed to be the great leveler and where all men are created “equal.” The book is an excellent window to our past. To Kill a Mockingbird is very descriptive in regards to the social interactions, justice system, and living situations of a small segregated town in the nineteen sixties. The colored folks worked as paid home servants and field pickers while
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