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'To Kill a Mockingbird' - plot and themes

A summary of Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird', which tells the story of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. The events are seen from the perspective of Scout, the daughter of the lawyer defending the black man, and Scout's brother and friend. Seen through a child's fresh point of view, the established prejudice and intolerance of the adult world are made clear. The effect the book had on people is briefly mentioned.

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