To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee 255 pages A. Setting: 1. Year: 1940's 2. Location: Maycomb, Alabama 3. Period of Time: Three Summer's B. Point of Veiw: First Person C. Begining: Scout, the main character and narrorator of the story, Jem, her brother, and Dill, their neighbor friend that visited every summer, loved to act out stories they knew. They did all kinds of stories like Tarzan and Dracula. Signaling the end of summer and the absence of Dill, the school year began. Scout started school, having a very rough first day.

The days flying by, the school year passed quickly for Scout and Jem. Looking forward to seeing Dill again, they found the summer fast aproaching. Begining to play their game as soon as possible, they grew tired of acting out the same old stories, wanting to do something new and exciting. Jem came up with an idea, playing Boo Radley. The story of Boo Radley, the neighborhood weird guy, went as follows: Boo going slightly crazy, stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors. Being a small town, everyone knew the story but no one realy knew or understood what hapened. So they began to act out the story of Boo Radley. Scout played Mrs. Radley, Jem-Boo Radley, and Dill played Mr.

Radley. Making their scenes more complex everyday, the three entertained themselves for most of the summer before Atticus caught them, forbidding them to play that game again.

D. Two Characters: Scout, the main character, is a tomboy. Knowing she can do anything her brother, Jem, can do she is confident and able to stand up for herself. She never let anybody push her around, for instance, when Walter Cunninghum, refusing to take the money from Miss Caroline, accidentally got her in trouble she beat him up. The other main character is Jem.

Wanting to get Boo Radley to come out, he goes to all kinds of lengths to acheive his goal. Like losing his pants over the fence trying to sneak over to Boo's house.

E. Summarization Atticus took on a case for a black man accused of raping a white woman. The case did not go well and Atticus's family went through some rough times because of the case.

Atticus's sister Alexandria came to stay with them during the case and Scout developed a strong dislike for her. The jury decided the black man was guilty and Jem nad Scout took it hard. Dressed for her part in the school play, Scout and Jam are attacked on their way home. Jem received a broken arm and Scout had been saved by the chicken wire around her from her costume and Boo Radley. Meeting Boo for the first time, Scout and him later became good friends.

F. Theme: I think the theme of this book is being able to overcome the toughest odds to do what you think is right, even if the result isn't what you wanted it to be.

G. Does the title fit? I think the title fits perfectly because falsely accusing someone of a crime is kind of like killing a mockingbird.