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To Kill A Mockingbird

English III project

Katie Jesberg

on 20 May 2011

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Transcript of To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird
By: Harper Lee
Shelby, Kenzie, Katie Summary- Themes *Social Labels
*Growing Up/ Coming of Age
*Tolerance/ Civil Rights *Aunt Alexander said Atticus is ruining their families name for helping Tom Robinson.
*Just because Boo Radley stays in his house the kids assume he is weird or something is wrong with him. *Scout had to hold back from fighting with kids at school because of things her dad said.
*Jem read to Ms. Dubose to make up from ruining her flowers. *The people did not have tolerance when they judged Tom's court case.
*Mr. Gilmer, the prosecuter, always referred to Tom as "boy" and Tom acted very tolerant when he was called names. During the 1930's... Movies *Frankenstein (1931)
*Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932)
*King Kong (1933)
*A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Singers & Dancers Andrews Sisters, Fred Astaire, Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Roy Rogers, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple, and Ethel Waters. Economy In the 1930's there was not much money to go around because the Great Depression was happening. Politics *FDR was President throughout the 1930's, but Herbert Hoover became President later on.
*Hoover was blamed for the stock market crash. Controversy... *This book was first banned in 1966 in Virginia.
*It was said to be "dangerous" due to the talk of race issues, the use of profanity, and the topic of rape. In Maycomb, Alabama, during the Great Depression, three children Jem, Scout, and Dill become very interested in the house across the street called the Radley Place. This is where Boo Radley lives. The children think he is strange and creepy. Atticus is a lawyer and defends a black man named Tom Robinson, who was accused for raping a white woman. When the trial begans, Tom is put into jail and Atticus has to deal with a mob. After Tom is found guilty even though he clearly seems innocent, Tom is in jail when he escapes then is shot to death. Boby Ewell wants revenge from the trial and breaks into the judges house, and attacks Scout and Jem, but Boo Radley comes to help and stabs Ewell and then takes the hurt children back home. The children now know who Boo is and they know he is not a creepy person. Other Literature *In the Letters from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luter King Jr it talked about the hardships that African-Americans went through. *in the title MockingBird stands for innocence.
*Ex. Tom Robinson
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