Year 11: context comments for TKAM


Here are some contextual comments you can embed into your essay.  Please send me yours.  Thanks to Noor and Maria for these…

  • The issues of racism that are demonstrated in the novel are still relevant issues that society is dealing with today.  The popularity of the novel and film “The Help” is a clear example of this – set in the 1960s when Lee was writing, it also deals with the prejudices in society, showing that the themes and specific context Lee addresses are still pertinent.
  • Lee also deals with issues of economic struggle, as demonstrated through the Ewell and Cunningham families.  Lee was personally affected by the Great Depression in America, and the strain that economic poverty has on society and the relationships between people of different people is one that is still relevant today.

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