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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. A PRESENTATION BY CLARA, FREDERIKE AND LUISA. OUTLINE. Why we chose the book The characters The setting The „mockingbird“ – metaphor About the author The movie The race discrimination Our final opinion. WHY WE CHOSE THE BOOK. Nice cover Well-known book

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to kill a mockingbird

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

A PRESENTATION BY CLARA, FREDERIKE AND LUISA

outline
OUTLINE
  • Why we chose the book
  • The characters
  • The setting
  • The „mockingbird“ – metaphor
  • About the author
  • The movie
  • The race discrimination
  • Our final opinion
why we chose the book
WHY WE CHOSE THE BOOK
  • Nice cover
  • Well-known book
  • Translated into more than 20 languages
  • “Smart” book
scout
SCOUT
  • Narrator
  • „Scout“ Jean Louise Finch
  • A tomboy
  • During the book 6 to 9 years old
  • Daughter of Atticus Finch
  • Mother died when she was 2
  • Brother of Jem
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JEM
  • Brother of Scout
  • During the book 10 – 14 years old
  • Loves his sister and protects her
  • In second part he reaches puberty
  • Feels very smart (like an adult)
atticus
ATTICUS
  • Lawyer and resident of Maycomb county
  • Father of Scout and Jem
  • Wise and thoughtful
  • Character based on Harper Lee‘s own father
the setting
THE SETTING
  • Maycomb county
  • Alabama (south-western USA)
  • Next to the Alabama river
  • Between Mobile and Montgomery
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THE SETTING
  • Scout lives in the main road
  • Neighbours: Rachel Haverford, Stephenie Crawford
  • Different areas of population
the mockingbird metaphor
THE „MOCKINGBIRD“-METAPHOR

“Shoot all the bluejays you want, but remember it it’s sin to kill a mockingbird”

“Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy... but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

about the author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • Nelle Harper Lee was born on 28th april 1926 in Monroeville
  • Her childhood was quite similar to Scout‘s
  • Wanted to be a writer since she was seven
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • Moved to New York, there she began her writing career
  • An agent encouraged her to expand one of her stories into a novel
  • because of her frequent trips to Alabama, she was inspired to the story of “To kill a mockingbird”
  • The book was finally published in 1960
  • She became suddenly famous but did not like being the object of attention
the movie
THE MOVIE
  • 1962 American film adaptation
  • Directed by Robert Mulligan
  • Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch
  • Won three Oscars (eight nominations)
  • Several scenes from the book were cut out
the race discrimination
THE RACE DISCRIMINATION

Opinion of Scout‘s teacher:

“Over here we don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.”

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THE RACE DISCRIMINATION
  • Black people have always been discriminated
  • They are called Niggers, ….
  • Originally slaves
  • Law of racial segregation still exists
our final opinion
OUR FINAL OPINION
  • Great book
  • Hard to read (accent)
  • Fantastic story
  • Tells very smart things about the human being and life
  • Everyone could understand it
  • Nice to watch the movie