To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee . Author: Harper Lee . Born April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Presidential Medal of Freedom and Quill Award for Audio Book
To Kill A Mockingbird
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Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Presidential Medal of Freedom and Quill Award for Audio Book
To Kill a Mockingbird is Lee’s only book to ever be published and has more than 30 million copies in print
Lee’s father was an attorney in Alabama and defended two black men who were accused of murdering a white storekeeper
Jem and Scout and their friend Dill are obsessed with the Radley house where Boo, the boogey man lives.
Jem and Scout pass by the Radley’s house everyday on the way school and begin to find items stuck inside of a tree.
During a fire on a winter night, Scout is standing outside and finds out that Boo put a blanket around her.
At school, Jem and Scout receive rude comments from classmates because their father, Atticus, is defending a black man.
One Sunday, Jem and Scout go to church with their housekeeper where they are very welcomed.
Jem and Scout find out the reason why Tom Robinson is being tried.
Scout, Jem and Dill watch the trial in secret from the balcony.
Despite evidence of innocence, the jury convicts Tom.
Later on, Tom Robinson is killed when trying to escape.
After the trial, Bob Ewell plans revenge.
Ewell attacks Jem and Scout one night but they are saved by a mystery man.
When Scout returns home she realizes the mystery man was Boo.
The town sheriff tells Atticus that Bob Ewell died.
Scout befriends Boo.
Dill- Jem and Scout’s friend who lives in Maycomb during the summer
Atticus-Lawyer who defends Tom Robinson and father to Scout and Jem
Calpurnia- Finch’s housekeeper. Keeps Scout and Jem in line.
Boo- Man who lives down the street from the Finch’s and saves Scout and Jem.
Thomas Robinson- Black man accused of raping MayellaEwell.
MayellaEwell- Accuses Thomas Robinson of raping her.
Bob Ewell- father to MayellaEwell
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
“Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
Scout: “Atticus, he was real nice.“
Atticus: “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”
Justice and Judgment
Morality and Ethics
Mockingbird: Represents innocence and connects with Tom Robinson
Boo Radley: Represents Scout and Jem’s development from innocence to maturity.