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To Kill A Mockingbird

A collection of reading logs based on the novel by Harper Lee, "To Kill A Mockingbird".

Ariel Laboriante

on 26 December 2012

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sdasdsdff To Kill A Mockingbird Author:
Harper Lee A Reader's Response By: Ariel Laboriante Table of Contents Chapters 18-20 Chapters 5-7 Chapters 21-23 Chapters 8-10 Chapters 24-26 Chapter 11 Chapters 27-29 Chapters 12-14 Chapters 30-31 Chapters 15-17 Trailers Chapters 1-4 Part One Part Two Pick a chapter and then click the forward arrow to view the entry. Story Timeline Chapter 1-4
Questions 1. As the novel begins, we are introduced to the town of Maycomb and its inhabitants through the recollections of the narrator, Scout.

a) What does Scout tell us about the history of the town? What is life like there when Scout is growing up? Scout tells us that there was an event concerning the Ewells, but she didn’t mention anything further. She also told about the Haverfords, the first two clients of Atticus who were hanged. She mentioned that Maycomb was an old town, the climate was very hot, and although it was the time of the Great Depression (as people didn’t have money), it was a pretty safe place.

When Scout is growing up, she lived with her father, her older brother Jem (Jeremy Finch) and a black cook named Calpurnia. Her mother had died when Scout was only two, but Calpurnia helped Atticus in raising and disciplining Scout and her brother. The Radleys lived three doors south from the Finch’s house. The Radley house was rather scary-looking and their yard wasn’t maintained. There were many stories and myths about Boo Radley: some said that on moonless nights, he peeps through people’s windows, others suspect him when stealthy crimes happen. Even the pecan tree from the Radley’s yard was thought to be poisoned. Rumours said that Boo Radley even stabbed his father’s leg with a pair of scissors. They seemed different from other people because they kept to themselves. Boo Radley is never seen, and his parents never talk much to other people. Mr. Radley would be seen when he went to town for groceries. The Radleys also kept their doors and windows shut- something people don’t usually do in Maycomb. Reflecting on Chapters 1-4 : 2. Dill’s curiosity about Boo Radley sparks a series of attempted encounters with this mysterious, invisible neighbour. Examine each of the following “encounters” with Boo, and answer the questions below:
• The dare
• The runaway tire
• The new game

a) What do the children find so fascinating about Boo Radley? b) What is the children’s motive in each of these incidents? c) What evidence is given to illustrate that their actions are not going unnoticed? Although the children were cautious, the neighbours would see glimpses of them acting. Atticus even caught them red-handed one time and took away the scissors that they used to act out a scene. However, it seemed that they were receiving attention from Boo Radley himself. Jem and Scout would receive gifts from the hollow of the tree and Scout heard him laughing inside the house during the runaway tire incident. They wanted to satisfy their curiosity and they wanted to make Boo Radley come out. They were too afraid to just go to their front door and meet him so they thought of these things in order for Boo Radley to come out instead.

With the “new game” however, I don’t think they meant any harm. I think they were just bored and they wanted to entertain themselves by going on and on about the Radley myths. They didn’t realize that they were making fun of the Radleys. They were intrigued by the mysterious Boo Radley. They wanted to know what went on inside the house, and why he never comes out, but they were a bit afraid because they didn’t know what to expect. Their curiosity overcame their fears and so they attempted these “encounters”. b) What do we learn about the history of Scout’s family?
How is this history linked with that of Maycomb? Scout spoke of how Simon Finch, their ancestor, settled in Finch’s Landing in Alabama. Scout also recollected that her father, Atticus Finch, went to Montgomery to study law, and when he was “admitted to the bar” the family moved to Maycomb County, east of Finch’s Landing, where the courts were. c) Briefly relate the history of the Radleys. What do you find odd about them? In what ways do the Radleys differ from the Finches? Questions from
the Worksheet My Initial
Reactions When I first read this book, I was amazed at the narrator’s use of vocabulary... "The Radley Place was inhabited by an unknown entity the mere description of whom was enough to make us behave..." ...with Scout being six
years old in the book. I then realized that most of the story was from her recollections. I thought that the new and different words made the book seem mature, and full of insight, even though I haven’t learned much about the plot yet. I was quickly pulled into the world of Scout; where accents are thick
and cowboy-like, "Yessum" "I reck'n..." "Scout yonder's been readin'" "Nome thank you ma'am" "one of em's" "hush a minute, I'm thinkin'" ...where
play outside (as there are no televisions or game systems), and where neighbours know each other very well that they don’t even bother to lock their doors during the day. I learned much about Maycomb County, Scout’s family and even their neighbours. The Radley family sure is mysterious. It makes me wonder whether they are trying to hide something from the rest of their neighbours, if they have a disease or if Boo Radley really was crazy. Scout, Jem and Dill reminded me of my inner childish self. I’m sure if I were in their place, I would have done the same risky and adventurous things. I was entertained at the part about the runaway tire. I have younger siblings and like Jem, I’m guilty to say that sometimes, I too was entertained when my younger siblings acted foolishly. I admire Jem because he loves Scout and he cared about her when she fell. I also thought that it was nice of him to invite Walter Cunningham to dinner. I was shocked when I read that Walter ate like a pig.
It changed my point of view because it told me that we can never really understand what other people are going through unless we experience it ourselves. Scout for example, didn’t understand why Walter couldn’t eat with manners. She didn’t realize that the Cunningham’s were very poor. Scout is also an interesting character. Innocent and polite, she tries her best not to offend people but her innocence would lead her to trouble (for example, the incident with her teacher). I think the teacher was offended because Scout made her feel like she was not needed. I think she thought that Atticus was doing HER job. In my opinion, the teacher was being childish. All in all, chapters 1 to 4 have set the foundation for the plot. I have already heard that the book was also about racism, so I am excited to read about what happens in the book later on. Characters concept map The Finches The Neighbours The Radleys The Schoolhouse Maycomb Citizens Atticus Finch: Jeremy Atticus (Jem) Finch: Jean Louise (Scout) Finch: father, lawyer and widower eldest child, older brother of Scout protagonist, narrator of the story Calpurnia: the family's black cook Mr. Radley: deceased father of Boo and Nathan Radley committed to racial equality and willing to stand up for what's right; he taught his children to live with morals and values main protector and playmate of Scout; more mature and usually the one who explains things to her strict but sympathetic; she is not afraid to discipline the Finch children and treat them as her own innocent and honest;
her naive words usually get her to trouble Mrs. Radley: mother of Boo and Nathan Radley occasionally seen watering her cannas, or sweeping the porch kept Boo locked in the house; while he was living, the children described him as a "thin leathery man with colorless eyes...his cheekbones were sharp...thin upper lip"; only coughed at the children Arthur "Boo" Radley: Mrs. Henry
Lafayette Dubose: Nathan Radley: mysterious neighbour; never seen out of the house many scary rumours wre spread about him; but is probably the mysterious person who left gifts in the tree for the Finch children older brother of Boo; usually referred to as "Mr. Radley" Miss Stephanie Crawford: Miss Rachel Haverford: fat and mean neighbour; the children make a snowman that looks like him later on in the book Mr. Avery: Miss Maudie the neighbourhood scold; where the children receive most of the news and gossip Finch Map courtesy of Monroe Musem, 2001 for SwissEduc Maycomb County Map described as another mean neighbour Dill's aunt Charles Baker
"Dill" Harris: the Finch children's
summer neighbour and friend he came up with the idea of making Boo Radley come out Miss Caroline Fisher: bright auburn hair
moved from North Alabama
scared of lice
she acted immature and unprofessional when she found out that Scout was able to read the beatiful, 21-year-old, teacher Walter Cunningham: was responsible for filling the tree hole with cement student who had no lunch came from a poor family
never brings a lunch because the family can't afford it
Jem invited him for dinner
Scout realized how bad their family was doing when she saw Walter eating like a pig Little Chuck Little: the helpful student he helps Miss Caroline adjust to the new school Burris Ewell: the cootie's host filthy and rude
from the Ewell's family; they lived in a dump (were "white trash")
only came to school on the first days Other people mentioned in the book: Simon Finch Cunninghams Dr. Reynolds Mrs. Finch ancestor of the Finchs died of a heart-attack when Scout was two poor farmers greatly
affected by the Depression Maycomb doctor Mr. Bob Ewell father of Ewells; live off welfare; spends money on whiskey;hunts out of season; description of Maycomb Square Collection of Letters
and Notes The note that Jem, Dill and Scout tried to place in Boo's window... The thank you letter to the man who gives the gifts in the tree (who I think is Boo Radley); the letter that Scout and Jem couldn't put in the tree hole... Dear sir,

We appreciate everything which you have put into the tree for us.

Yours very truly,
Jem Finch
Jean Louise Finch (Scout) A personal letter from Scout to Boo Radley... Scout's Family Tree Chapter 10 Comic and The Rabid Dog- Analogy I think the short scene about the rabid dog was purposefully told not only to entertain the reader but to also symbolize something that would happen later on in the story.

The rabid dog story shows that:

1)Atticus is capable of doing something great and surprising.

Both his children were shocked when Atticus shot the dog in one try. Although Atticus is honest, he never boasted about his talents to his kids. I think this shows the potential of Mr. Finch to do amazing things. This scene shows that he is a humble and modest man. As well, he has a very strong belief in equality; he did not want to have the unfair advantage of being the “deadest shot” , so he stopped hunting.

2)Atticus will free the people from an infectious and deadly disease called racism.

The rabid dog can symbolize racism. It is infectious because people can be influenced by the opinion of other people-especially if it comes from their friends, family or from the majority of people. Racism is deadly because there are many instances in history where people are murdered because of their skin or race. When the rabid dog walked along the street, the people were locked up in their homes. They did this for their safety but I think it also symbolizes what happens when racism takes place. People are not able enjoy freedom: freedom of expression, freedom of being friends with whomever they want to be friends with. The people were just locked up in their own worlds, afraid to go out. When racism takes place, people can’t enjoy learning the different cultures, traditions, and languages.

I have learned from the book that Atticus would be defending a black man in court. In doing this, he would be slaying the rabid dog. Scout's Family Tree Simon Finch Aunt Alexandra Hancock Atticus Finch Uncle Jimmy Hancock married to Henry Hancock wife of Henry married to Francis Hancock Mrs. Finch married to fur trader and apothecary; ancestor who settled in Alabama and built the Finch house at Finch's Landing eldest of the Finch children; strict and traditional aunt who teaches Scout to be more lady-like left home as soon as he was married Aunt Alexandra's quiet and taciturn husband one of Aunt Alexandra's grandchildren, who spends Christmas with the Finch family and annoys Scout by being both boring and cruel. Uncle John Hale "Jack" Finch Rose Aylmer Atticus' younger brother (10 years younger) who became a doctor; Jem and Scout's favourite uncle Uncle Jack's fat, yellow, female cat Jeremy Atticus Finch Jean Louise Finch Mrs. Atticus Finch First Finch to make a living away from the farm; studied law The Story of Mrs. Dubose Research: The Camellia flower Mrs. Dubose was a mean, old lady who lived in Jem and Scout's street. Atticus told Jem to be a gentlemen and that Mrs. Dubose was old and sick, but one day Mrs. Dubose told them that Atticus was nothing better than the “niggers and trash he works for,” Jem decided to get his revenge. When Mrs. Dubose went inside, Jem took Scout's baton and destroyed the beautiful camellia flowers in Mrs. Dubose's garden... a symbol of desire, passion, and refinement; also symbolizes perfection and excellence.

considered very easy to grow

can be used to create delicately flavored teas

used in some Chinese medicines

when given as a gift, the camellia flower always represents something good

can also be an emblem of love

thought to be lucky

come in a variety of colors: red-


white- symbolizing passion

meaning longing

perfection and admiration Research: Morphine Jem had to read to Mrs. Dubose for a month on a regular basis, as punishment. A month after the punishment ended, Mrs. Dubose died. Atticus told Jem that she was trying to recover from her morphine addiction and that his reading had helped. In Atticus' opinion, she had real courage and he respected her. Morphine is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers

it dulls the part of the brain controlling pain

used in labour pains

Other effects of morphine are: euphoria, ambition, nervousness, relaxation, drowsiness, or sleepiness

overtime it can become a habit, then an addiction

If doses of morphin were suddenly stopped, there would be withdrawal symptoms: One of the books that Jem read to Mrs. Dubose was "Ivanhoe". Response: Why did Jem get so angry when he received the box containing a perfect camellia flower? Response to Reading Part I: Part one set up the foundation for the climax that will come up; it was mentioned many times in the book that Atticus would be defending a black man in court. I think Part 1 had set the tone of Maycomb. It described the strong racist views that some people had, but it also showed that the Maycomb citizens had some good in them. From the story so far, I can tell that Atticus is just and fair. He senses that everyone should be treated equally no matter what race. He is not ashamed to defend that black man; and he is the same person outside as he is at home. He tries to be honest with his children, but at the same time he doesn't want them to lose their innocence. He is my favourite character so far. One of the things I'm still wondering about is the way Scout and Jem call their father. Why do they call him by his first name? Why don't they just call him "Dad" or "Papa"? nausea
head cold symptoms
increased blood pressure Restlesness
watery eyes
runny nose
mydriasis muscle twitching
kicking movements
severe back ache
abdominal ache
aching legs
hot flashes
insomnia There are several possible reasons to why Jem got angry:

1) He thought that Mrs. Dubose was still trying to torment him even after she died. Jem suddenly remembered all of the insults that she hurled at him and Scout, including the time when Jem lost his temper because Mrs. Dubose started to talk badly about Atticus. By giving Jem a perfect camellia flower, Mrs. Dubose got her final revenge, one final provocation, one that he can never return.

2) He was reminded of his sin against Mrs. Dubose- the time that he crushed all her flowers with Scout’s baton. Jem felt guilty.

3) He was still confused and he couldn’t believe that reading to Mrs. Dubose wasn’t just a punishment. He was actually helping her recover from her morphine addictions. He was angry at his own wrong thoughts about Mrs. Dubose, and at the fact that he couldn’t do anything more to help her.

4) He couldn’t accept that there was some good in Mrs. Dubose. From his past experiences, he only saw evil in her. The pure white camellia symbolized Mrs. Dubose’s forgiveness and her good intentions. Jem couldn’t believe that a woman so racist and mean could also be forgiving. My favourite trailer for the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collection of Favourite Movie Scenes and Trailers In this clip, Atticus quotes Miss Maudie when he tells Jem that "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird". It doesn't have a direct relation to the story, but it was an analogy for Tom Robinson. A trailer promoting the movie, "To Kill A Mockingbird" A court scene in which Atticus shows the jury that Tom Robinson injured his arm. Maycomb More about Maycomb I thought this scene effectively showed the racist views of the people. The jury and the audience were greatly affected by Tom's line because of their prejudice against blacks. A funny twist on Walter Cunningham's dinner scene A video about Atticus' relationship with his children History of Maycomb Sinkfield sets up an inn It was set up at the intersection of two trails; he didn't care whether he was at the part of Alabama or Creek Nation territory Governor William Wyatt Bibb dispatches surveyors The surveyors became Sinkfield's guest. Surveyors showed Sinkfield where they would build Maycomb County Sinkfield gave them drinks and changed the maps while they were drunk. Maycomb was spared from being built on a swamp Its buildings were solid, its streets were wide and many professional people came to live there... However, it was much too far away from the river. boats were the only kind of public transportation at that time. The town remained the same size People got married to the same families Every family has their own unique habits, quirks and quality. They all knew each other for generations. This is what Calpurnia's church (First Purchase Church) might have looked like... There is barely enough room for everyone, and there are not a lot of furniture. Compared to the First Purchase Church, the church that Scout usually goes to is more luxurious. They could afford books for everyone. In contrast, the First Purchase only had one song book in the whole church. Comparing the Churches... Profile: Aunt Alexandra Background Info: She is Atticus' older sister
She lives in Finch's Landing but she moves in Maycomb during the trial
married to a man named Jimmy who is taciturn and quiet
has a son named Henry who left home as soon as he got married
has a grandson named Francis died from a heart attack when Scout was two also known as Jem also known as Scout Appearance: Personality and Habits: Goals and Dreams: Quotes: old, but healthy
Southern Alabama white woman
always wears a dress
feminine and proper
neat and tidy
looks similar to Atticus (they are after all siblings) tends to nag a lot
perfectionist; wants everything to be organized
believes that all women should act feminine
wants to restrict the family on whom they interact with (ie, against Cunninghams)
believes that one should not mess around with order and rules should be left like the way they are
is a good cook
can be strict and mean
can be friendly and helpful to other women
likes to gossip with other women wants the Finches to maintain a good family name and ancestry
loves her grandson and wants the best for him
wishes for Scout to be more like a lady
wants order in the house "'Don't be silly, Jean Louise...The thing is, you can scrub Walter Cunningham till her shines, you can put him in shoes and a new suit, but he'll never be like Jem. Besides, there's a drinking streak in that family a mile wide. Finch women aren't interested in that sort of people.'"

"And don't try and get around it. You've got to face it sooner or later and it might as well be tonight. We don't need her (Calpurnia) now." Response: Why did Dill run away? I think Dill ran away because:
1) he wasn't getting any attention at home
2) his parents were mean to him and Dill gets beat up at home
3) he was lying and he really didn't have any parents at all
4) his parents were divorced and he was having a hard time being in the middle of it Tom Robinson's Trial Mr. Heck Tate's Testimony Mr. Tate's Description of Mayella's injuries: injuries were around her head

bruises on arms that happened thirty minutes before

black eye on her right eye Evidence for Prosecution Evidence for Defence Mr. Tate saw Mayella beat up; bruises, neck injuries

bruises on her arm happened thirty minutes ago; Tom could have beat her and ran in that time period

Bob Ewell's description of the injuries matched Mr. Tate's

Tom Robinson was in the house that night

Mayella denied that her father had ever beaten her

Tom Robinson is strong enough to beat her up

Tom has been convicted for "disorderly conduct" a doctor was not called to examine Mayella; no medical evidence that shows she has been raped

black eye was coming on her right eye, which suggests that the suspect must be dominant on his left; Bob Ewell was left-handed; Tom only has one good hand- his right hand, his left is completely useless (it was too short)

Mr. Tate said there were bruises on the back of her neck. Mayella said that she turned around to face Tom, and that was when he started choking her.

If Mayella was screaming, the children would have heard her and would have came before Bob Ewell (who was all the way in the woods)

Mayella agreed that her father was hard to get along with when he is drunk; Bob Ewell is known to be a drunkard

Mr. Ewell said that when he was outside of the window, he clearly saw Tom Robinson raping his daughter. Mayella said that when he ran in he started to scream 'Who done it?'

Tom said that whenever he helped Mayella she would never pay him, but Mayella said Tom went inside to get paid

Mr. Link Deas said that he has never had a speck of trouble from Tom in eight years

Bob Ewell is very racist and hates black people. This would give him more reason to blame it all on Tom.

When Mayella kissed Tom Robinson, she said that she had never kissed a grown man before and that her father didn't count. This could mean that her father abuses her at home. Bob Ewell Response: Tom Robinson's Trial From the testimonies of the Ewells, and Mr. Tate, I can already tell that Tom Robinson is innocent. Their testimonies are unclear, especially Mr. Ewell's, and they don't seem to be certain of what they are talking about. Atticus sees this and he shows the jury this in a passive way. I think obvious that Tom Robinson is innocent. It is nearly impossible to punch a person's right side of the face with the right hand. Also, Tom Robinson's left hand is completely useless. The only thing that will get in the way of the juries' fair judgement is their racist view of black people. I can't wait to hear Tom's testimony of what happened. I think what really happened was that Mr. Ewell was drunk one day, came home and abused Mayella. Then to cover it up, they used Tom Robinson as an escape for Mayella's bruises. Mayella would go along with the story because her father would blackmail her. If she doesn't obey, Mr. Ewell might abuse her again. Tom Robinson's Trial Part II Mr. Bob Ewell's Testimony Mr. Ewell's Description of Mayella's injuries: agreed with Mr. Tate

many bruises and neck injury

black eye on her right eye Evidence for Prosecution Evidence for Defence Mr. Tate saw Mayella beat up; bruises, neck injuries

bruises on her arm happened thirty minutes ago; Tom could have beat her and ran in that time period

Bob Ewell's description of the injuries matched Mr. Tate's a doctor was not called to examine Mayella; no medical evidence that shows she has been raped

black eye was coming on her right eye, which suggests that the suspect must be dominant on his left; Bob Ewell was left-handed; Tom only has one good hand- his right hand, his left is completely useless (it was too short)

Bob Ewell is very racist and hates black people. He stated "I knowed who it was, all right, lived down yonder in that negro-nest, passed the house everday. Jedge, I've asked this county for fifteen years to clean out that nest down yonder, they're dangerous to live around 'sides devaluin' my property--". This would give him more reason to lie and blame it all on Tom. Mayella's Testimony Tom Robinson's Testimony At dusk, Mayella was sitting on the front porch

Tom passed by the Ewell's house and the place was unusually quiet

She asked Tom to come inside the fence and help her fix the door hinges

Tom would always pass by the house to get to work, and Mayella would always ask him to do chores; he would do it for free; he has gone over the fence many times before

Tom went in the house to check the door; he pushed it back and forth and saw it wasn't broken

Mayella shut the door in his face

He asked her "Where are the children?" and she told him that they all went to town to buy ice-cream

She asked him to go inside, step on a chair, and get a box off the top of the chiffarobe

When he got on the chair Mayella grabbed him by the legs; he got so scared that he jumped back down on the floor and tipped the chair (that was the only furniture that toppled)

He turned around and she jumped on him; she hugged him around the waist

Mayella kissed him on the side of his face; she said she never kissed a grown man before, and what her father does to her doesn't count; She told him to kiss her back

He tried to run and and Mayella blocked the door; Tom tells her to move

Mr. Ewell saw them from the window and shouted, " You god-damn whore, I'll kill ya."

Tom ran because he was black and was scared of what might happen; he was a black man with a white daughter...to the father, it did not look good

When he ran, Mr. Ewell was talking and looking at Mayella At dusk, Mayella was sitting on the front porch

She was suppose to chop up an old chiffarobe but wasn't feeling very strong

Tom came by and she asked him to come and chop up the chiffarobe

She told Tom she would pay him a nickel

Tom was well-known to her but this was the first time she asked Tom Robinson over the fence

She went in the house to get the nickel

When she turned around, Tom was on her

He grabbed her around the neck, cussed at her and repeatedly hit her

He choked her and took advantage of her

Mayella was kicking and screaming the whole time

The next thing she remembered was that Mr. Ewell was in the room standing over her asking "Who done it, who done it?"

She then faints

She claims that her father has never beaten her

She also said that this was the first time she asked Tom Robinson over the fench

She couldn't run and she wasn't sure if Tom had beat her around the face. Dill cried because he was affected by the way Mr. Gilmer was treating Tom Robinson. He was young and therefore, he didn't have the prejudice and racist view of the white people. He saw Tom Robinson for what he was- another human being. Dill understood and saw the obvious- that Tom was guilty and that this trial was a matter of race. Mr. Gilmer was making it look like Tom would lie and would do all these bad things just because he is black. Comparing the Evidences... The Differences in the Testimonies of Mayella Ewell and Tom Robinson... Reflection: Why Did Dill Cry? Why Did The Children Pre-judge Mr. Raymond? They did not know Mr. Raymond that well. They judged him based on opinions of other adults who did not understand him either. The children think he is bending the rules of society by being white and yet, hanging out with black people. In the same way that white people hate black people without explanation, Mr. Raymond just prefers to be with black people. He clearly shows a non-racist view and I think he is a good example to the children. Why Did Link Deas Stand Up For Tom Robinson? I think Link Deas stood up for Tom, when he told the courtroom that he had not had a speck of trouble out of Tom, because he saw Tom's good character. Link Deas saw past the racist views and the opinions of other people. He looked past Tom being black. He stood with his own morals and not only did he risk getting kicked out of the courtroom, he also risked being humiliated by his friends for being a "negro-lover". However, it was not successful because racism was drilled into the people and the jury. This one comment coming from another white person was not enough to change their views. What Stood Out From Atticus' Speech? I think Atticus played with words when he told the jury that this trial was "as simple as black and white". The trial was simple and it was a matter of being black or white.

Another thing that stood out from the speech was when Atticus said that Mayella had to destroy the evidence, which was Tom Robinson. It is true that she is also a victim, because she gets beat up by her father, she was raised in poverty and she doesn't have any friends. However, when a person goes so far as to be willing to kill a human being just to get rid of guilt- it is not tolerable.

Also, I find it sad that she is able to do this because I thought she liked Tom Robinson- enough that she wanted to kiss him. If the society didn't hate black people, she would'nt have to hide her shame.

Another point Atticus made was that even though some are smarter, richer, or more talented, all men are equal before the law; the rich is equal to the poor and a stupid man equal to an Einstein. This also stood out because it boggled the entire code that the white people in that society lived by. They always thought that black people were inferior. However, just as it is unlawful to put an innocent white man to prison and let the rich go free, it is unjust to believe the prosecution because the defendant is black. Movie Poster
Clips of Other Movies "Remembering The Titans" is one of the best movies about the struggles of post-segregation in America. This is about a football team that is newly introduced to black players. This clip shows their awkward bus ride together. Another scene from "Remember The Titans" showing the players struggling to play with each other because of their differences. A trailer for the movie "Glory Road". It based on the true story of the first basketball team to have five black people in starting lineup. "The Great Debaters" is a movie about the first black debate team in America. In this scene, their argument is: Negroes should be admitted to colleges. This scene is from a movie called "La Amistad". It is about the African slave trade in the 1800s. This clip shows the conditions they had to endure... Movie Poster for To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 21-23 Highlights Tom Robinson was found guilty
Jem cried because of the injustice
Bob Ewell spat on Atticus even though he won in the trial
Aunt Alexandria was against Scout being friends with the Cunninghams
Scout's quote: "Naw Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks. " Sinkfield settles in what would later be known as Maycomb County Atticus pursues being a lawyer; he settles in Maycomb County Boo Radley was said to have stabbed his father; he was locked up in an asylum at first, and then Mr. Radley locked him at home. Scout's mother died when Scout was two. 1921 1700 1928 1923 summer 1932 Scout is almost six years old and Jem is nearly ten. They meet Dill. Sept 1932 Scout starts school. They invite Walter Cunningham to dinner that day. summer 1933 The children become curious about Boo Radley; they do all their crazy adventures. They also start finding things in the tree. winter 1933 It started to snow. The children make a snowman that looks like Mr. Avery. That night, Miss Maudie's house caught fire. Dec 1933 Feb 1933 The Finches visit Finch's Landing. Scout fights with her cousin, Francis. Atticus shoots the rabid dog spring 1935 Jem reads to Mrs. Dubose. She dies one month after he stops reading. summer 1935 The children go to Calpurnia's church, First Purchase Church. When they got home, Aunt Alexandria was there ready to stay with them for a while.
They also find Dill under the bed. summer 1935 Some men came to the Finch house. That night the children followed Atticus who wanted to protect Tom Robinson from the lynch mob. summer 1935 The court hearing summer 1935 The next morning, the Finches find out that many black people gave them food to thank Atticus. Atticus went to town and Bob Ewell spits in his face. end of Aug. 1935 Sept 1935 A few weeks passed. Tom Robinson's story is published in the newspaper. Scout tells Jem something about the courthouse and Jem gets mad. He tells her not to remind him about that ever again. Oct 1935 Bob Ewell loses his newly found job, Judge Taylor gets a strange visit and Link Deas gives Helen (Tom's wife) a job. end of Oct. 1935 Halloween pageant; Jem and Scout get attacked by Mr. Ewell; Jem breaks his arm; Boo saves them end of Oct. 1935 Atticus reads to Jem and Scout the book, "The Gray Ghost". 1936 Jem was later still able to play football but his left arm was somewhat shorter than his right. (stated at the beginning of the book) Scout is listening and staying with the ladies who meet at her house. That day they find out that Tom Robinson died. Atticus tells Tom's wife. News Report: Tom Robinson's Death Interview: Mr. Heck Tate Events Timeline Reflection: Boo Radley I think Boo is a mockingbird too. He is a victim because his father locked him up at home, unable to interact with other people, even though he really does have a good heart. He is hiding, and is afraid of the light because that's what he is used to. It's what his parents trained him to be. In a way, Boo Radley reminds me of myself whenever my parents don't allow me to go to an event like a party or a concert. They tell me that I have to clean or another excuse comes up. However, I think they don't let me go because they are worried about my safety. I'm glad that my parents are not too paranoid as to lock me inside my own house like Boo. I feel terrible for Boo Radley because he wasn't even allowed to play outside, meet friends or do anything that normal people do. Character Collage List of Characters: Family: Atticus Finch
Scout Finch (Jean Louise Finch)
Jem Finch (Jeremy Atticus Finch)
Aunt Alexandra Hancock
Francis Hancock
Simon Finch
Uncle Jack (John Hale Finch) Friends/School: Dill (Charles Baker Harris)
Cecil Jacobs
Walter Cunningham (Jr.)
Miss Caroline Fisher
Burris Ewell
Little Chuck Little
Miss Gates (Scout's 2nd grade teacher) Neighbours: Trial: Arthur "Boo" Radley
Miss Maudie Atkinson
Miss Stephanie Crawford
Miss Rachel Haverford
Mr. Avery
Mr. Nathan Radley
Mr. Radley
Mrs. Radley
Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose
Walter Cunningham (Sr.) Adolphus Raymond
Eula May
Miss Tutti and Frutti
Mrs. Crenshaw
Reverend Sykes
Ruth Jones
Mr. Braxton Underwood
Dr. Reynolds
Link Deas
Tim Johnson (rabid dog)
Jessie (Mrs. Dubose's black caregiver)
Lula (black lady at the church)
Mrs. Merriweather (pageant producer)
Mrs. Gertrude Farrow (missionary society)
Mrs. Crenshaw (local seamstress) Thomas "Tom" Robinson
Bob Ewell
Helen Robinson
Judge John Taylor
Mayella Violet Ewell
Mr. Horace Gilmer
Sheriff Heck Tate Others: Timeline of Events in "To Kill A Mockingbird"* *not to scale "White" Methodist Church First Purchase "Black" Church
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