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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Sarah Thursby

on 17 September 2014

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Transcript of To Kill a Mockingbird

Author - Harper Lee
The Book
The Novel
Setting: Maycomb, Alabama
1933 - 1935
The Novel, Cont'd
Atticus decides to defend Tom truly
The Author
April 28, 1926
An Introduction
To Kill a Mockingbird
Published in 1960
Won Pulitzer Prize
Became classic of modern
American Literature
Event occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old
Plot & Characters:
Loosely based on author's
Place of birth:
Monroeville, AL
Full Name:
Nelle Harper Lee

Harper Lee
Person of the week
(fictional city)
Plot Beginning:

Judge appoints dad, Atticus, to defend Tom Robinson - black man accused of raping young white woman, Mayella Ewell.
Three children are terrified or, and fascinated with
neighbor "Boo" Radley.
Children feed their imaginations about Boo's appearance and reasons for remaining hidden.
6 year old Scout Finch
lives with brother, Jem
Befriends boy named Dill
Despite evidence, Tom is convicted.
Jem and Scout are confused and stunned.
Father of Mayella vows revenge for being humiliated in court.
He attacks defenseless Jem and Scout -
What happens from here is in this fascinating novel!
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
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