Reading Harper Lee: Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

 
 
Greenwood (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 31. Mai 2018
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  • 183 Seiten
 
E-Book
978-1-4408-6128-4 (ISBN)
 
To Kill a Mockingbird is timeless, continuing to be a favorite among both students and adults. One million copies are sold every year, and it remains one of the books most often taught in school. This companion guide helps students to better understand the complex themes of race, class, and gender that were first introduced in To Kill a Mockingbird and remain relevant in Go Set a Watchman, which both challenges and mirrors the topics discussed in Lee's first novel. A literary scholar and a friend of Harper Lee herself, author Claudia Durst Johnson brings a unique perspective to Lee's texts. The book provides a historical background of the Great Depression and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement as well as an analysis of the widespread censorship of Lee's works. Chapters provide important context for topics such as racial issues, women's issues, and class divisions in the Deep South and serve as discussion points that give students a starting point for their research; similarly, teachers who struggle with how to introduce students to these challenging but timely topics will appreciate the wealth of knowledge this companion guide will deliver.
  • Englisch
  • Santa Barbara
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  • USA
ABC-CLIO
978-1-4408-6128-4 (9781440861284)
1440861285 (1440861285)
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  • Cover page
  • Halftitle page
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • chapter one Harper Lee: Life of a Writer
  • chapter two Historical Context of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman
  • chapter three Literary Structure and Themes of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman
  • chapter four Race Relations in Harper Lee's Works
  • chapter five Women's Issues and Gender
  • chapter six The Question of Social Class
  • chapter seven The South
  • chapter eight The Hero: Atticus Finch
  • chapter nine Impact and Censorship
  • chapter ten Relevance Today of Issues in Harper Lee's Novels
  • Chronology
  • Notes on Sources
  • Index
  • About the Author

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