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Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and the Spectacle of Society

Abstract : This paper explores the elements that transform Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird into a spectacle considering several senses of the term: both the dramatic and artificial notions of the term are examined, as well as Guy Debord's broader interpretation in relation to society. The concept of truth is explored as the antithesis of the spectacle in its appearances throughout the novel, representing life that the spectacle attempts to negate. Finally, this paper analyzes a particular example of a spectacle that appears within the spectacle in the trial scene, and its implications in relation to truth and justice.
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Jamie Ripley. Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and the Spectacle of Society. Literature. 2012. ⟨dumas-00941261⟩

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