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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

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author 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 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
setting
Setting:
  • Maycomb, Alabama
summary overview
Summary/Overview:
  • 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.
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Summary/Overview:
  • 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.
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Summary/Overview:
  • 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.
characters
Characters:
  • Scout
  • Jem
  • 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.
characters1
Characters:
  • Thomas Robinson- Black man accused of raping MayellaEwell.
  • MayellaEwell- Accuses Thomas Robinson of raping her.
  • Bob Ewell- father to MayellaEwell
quotes
Quotes:
  • “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.”
themes
Themes:
  • Race
  • Fear
  • Justice and Judgment
  • Family
  • Morality and Ethics
symbolism
Symbolism:
  • Mockingbird: Represents innocence and connects with Tom Robinson
  • Boo Radley: Represents Scout and Jem’s development from innocence to maturity.
video
Video:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N3_wsjW7AY
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