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Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' -  Historical Context (pt 1/3)
Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' - Historical Context (pt 1/3)

Duration: 01:23

An investigative extract analysing the background of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' with close textual and contextual analysis.

 
Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' - Historical Context (pt 2/3)
Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' - Historical Context (pt 2/3)

Duration: 04:34

An insight into life in America in the 1930s including an overview of the real life story that inspired Harper Lee to create the character Tom Robinson.

 
Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' - Historical Context (pt 3/3)
Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' - Historical Context (pt 3/3)

Duration: 03:27

An examination of how Martin Luther King's mobilisation of the black population of America affected the nation's response to Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird', and its contemporary relevance.

 
Harper Lee's Inspiration for 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Harper Lee's Inspiration for 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Duration: 03:37

Harper Lee took inspiration for the novel from her childhood in the Alabama town of Monroeville, where she lives again today.

 
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - Historical Context  (pt 3/4)
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - Historical Context (pt 3/4)

Duration: 01:56

An analysis of how the political climate of 1920s America affected the work of John Steinbeck.

 
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - Historical Context  (pt 4/4)
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - Historical Context (pt 4/4)

Duration: 02:25

An analysis of why John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' struck a chord in 1920s American society and its continuing resonance.

 
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - Historical Context (pt 1/4)
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - Historical Context (pt 1/4)

Duration: 03:49

Exploring what life was like for 1920s migrant workers and the autobiographical nature of Steinbeck's novel.

 
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - Historical Context (pt 2/4)
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - Historical Context (pt 2/4)

Duration: 03:15

An analysis of how political, economical and agricultural developments shaped Steinbeck's writing of 'Of Mice and Men'.

 
Scottish Short Stories: Beatrice Colin - 'Tangerines'
Scottish Short Stories: Beatrice Colin - 'Tangerines'

Duration: 05:26

The author discusses the characters, themes and biographical elements of the story.

 
Scottish Short Stories: Bernard MacLaverty - 'A Time to Dance'
Scottish Short Stories: Bernard MacLaverty - 'A Time to Dance'

Duration: 06:21

Through dramatisation and interview, the Bernard MacLaverty story of a mother and son relationship is explored

 
To Kill A Mockingbird - a Message of Tolerance
To Kill A Mockingbird - a Message of Tolerance

Duration: 00:00:03

The importance of not being prejudiced is one of the main messages in Harper Lee's novel.

 
To Kill a Mockingbird - the Civil Rights Movement
To Kill a Mockingbird - the Civil Rights Movement

Duration: 00:00:03

How the Civil Rights Movement unfolded around the time Harper Lee was writing 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.

 
To Kill a Mockingbird - the Historical Context
To Kill a Mockingbird - the Historical Context

Duration: 00:00:03

A brief look at the issues of racial division and hatred in the historical context of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.

 
To Kill a Mockingbird - Themes and Plot
To Kill a Mockingbird - Themes and Plot

Duration: 00:00:45

A summary of Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird', looking at themes and the main plot.

 
To Kill A Mockingbird's Relevance to Modern Times
To Kill A Mockingbird's Relevance to Modern Times

Duration: 00:00:03

The continuing relevance of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in modern times.

 

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