"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

Essay by jmandnzA, March 2004

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The book To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee. It

was published in 1960 then it went on to win the Pulitzer prize in

1961 and was later made into an Academy Award winning film. Harper Lee

always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is

regarded as a masterpiece of American Literature. There are so many

characters in this book that I can't name all of them. Here are most

of the characters.

The Finch family contains of Atticus (The head of the

household), Aunt Alexandra (Atticus's sister), (Jem) Jeremy (The

oldest of Atticus's two children), (Scout) Jean Louise (The youngest

of the two . She also trys to be a boy by doing boy things). And you

can't forget their black maid. Her name is Calpurnia.

Miss Rachael is Dill's aunt that lives in Maycomb. Dill is a

friends with Jem and Scout.

According to Scout they are married. (Boo)

Arthur Radley is the person that takes Jem back to his house after Jem

gets hurt by Bob Ewell. Tom Robinson is a black man that was accused

of raping Mayella Ewell. Bob Ewell is Mayella's father. He is out for

revenge on Atticus for what he did to him and his daughter. Mayella is

Bob's daughter who supposedly got raped by Tom Robinson. Judge Taylor

is the Judge of Maycomb County. Heck Tate is the county law official.

I think the protagonist in the story is Atticus Finch because

he has the main part and he has the biggest decision to make. The

decision being whether to defend or not to defend Tom Robinson.

To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb County, an imaginary

district in Southern Alabama. The time is the early 1930s, the years

of the Great...