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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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To kill a mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee


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.


Summary overview1

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.


Summary overview2

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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