To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
To kill a mockingbird is a story about innocence, knowledge, prejudice, courage and growing up. The
main character is Scout Finch. The book is about what she learns about people and life over the
course of those two years. The book takes place in 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama. She lives with her
father Atticus, her brother Jem and their cook. ScoutÂ´s father is a lawyer.
Scout basically learns 4 major lessons of the course of the book; she learns them partly from Atticus
and partly from her own experience.
The first lesson; is that you don't understand someone until you put yourself in their shoes. She
takes a while to master this one.
Across the street from where Scout lives, lives Boo Radley or Arthur Radley, the mysterious neighbor
who saves Scout and Jem from being killed.
The second important lesson is that you don't kill a mockingbird, Atticus gives the children air rifle,
and they are allowed to kill whatever bird but mockingbirds because mockingbirds don't eat
anyone's plants or harm anything, they just makes music. A mockingbird has a metaphoric meaning
too, anyone who is weak and defenseless. To kill a mockingbird is to take advantage of someone
weaker than you.
The second face of the book involves Tom Robinson. Tom is a black man who been arrested in charge
with raping a white women named Mayella Ewell. Atticus has been appointed as a defend attorney
and he is determined to do a good job at it even if he knows he going to lose because of racism.
Everybody in town is racist. Jem and Scout getting teased and talked about, because their father is
defending a black man. Atticus doesn't want them to fight the other kids but to...