Very emphatic novel about the impact of racism on the South in the 1930s during the Great Depression. It truthfully represents a lot of people's attitudes towards slaves, and how slaves were treated as less than human. Atticus Finch, a lawyer, chose to represent a slave who was falsely accused of rape. Several tragedies occur in the novel, as in, justice is not fulfilled, per se, but the novel traces an important lesson about slavery and people’s opinions towards it in the 1930s. However, it also displays that not everyone was for slavery in this period. There were several people who believed it was only fair and right to treat all races the same. This is a rightfully deserved bestseller and a classic novel.