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To Kill A Mockingbird

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Paula Restrepo

on 8 February 2014

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Transcript of To Kill A Mockingbird

Main Idea
To Kill A Mockingbird
Plot Line
the course or main features of a narrative such as the plot of a play, novel, or movie.
Protagonist and Antagonist
of To Kill A Mockingbird is Scout Finch. She is six years old and lives in Maycomb County, Alabama with her brother Jem, and dad, Atticus.
in a deeper sense, is segregation/Society but Bob Ewell also plays the antagonist in the story line.
Point of View
The point of view of this novel was in the first person. It was being told by Scout Finch.
Authors Purpose
The authors purpose of writing
To Kill a Mockingbird
is to explain that segregation was not right. It was to share the point of view of a child experiencing segregation, racism, and the Great Depression.
To Kill A Mockingbird
takes place in the 1930's during the Great Depression. The characters in the book live in Maycomb County, Alabama during a time of racism and segregation. The novel takes place over a time period of three years.
: the leading character in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.

:A principle character or force in opposition to a protagonist, or main character.
Vantage point from which a writer tells a story.
important information that tells more about the overall idea of a paragraph or section of a text
The main idea of this novel is how social inequality played out in the eyes of young Scout Finch.
Tom Robinson gets wrongfully accused of rape of a white young lady, Scouts father, Atticus agrees to defend him in court. Although there is lack of evidence and there is slight hinting that the judge might believe that Mr. Robinson did not commit the crime, he is still sent to jail because he is a man of color.
The author's reason for creating a specific work
An expression of an authors attitude toward a subject.
The tone starts out as being humorous and childlike but as the story proceeds and the trial comes closer, it becomes serious and gloomy.
The feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
The mood Harper Lee creates for her readers is mostly light and humorous.
Compare and Contrast
Jean Louise “Scout” Finch
Atticus Finch
Figurative Language
"...and the ceiling danced with metallic light" - Page 25
Figurative Language
"There was something stealthy about hers, like a steady-eyed cat with a twitchy tail." - Page 242
Rising Action
Falling Action
: Sets the tone, establishes the setting, introduces the characters, and gives the reader important background info.
Rising action
Plot Line
One of the major themes of To Kill a Mockingbird is the coexistence of good and evil. It takes a young girls perspective to show how she grows when she begins to see the different morals of different people.
Cause and Effect

At Tom Robinson's court case, Atticus suggested that Bob Ewell was lying and that he was the one that hurt his daughter, Mayella Ewell. The effect of what Atticus had said at court, was that Bob Ewell was very angry. He spit in Atticus' face, and eventually attacked Atticus' children on the night of Halloween. He broke Jems arm that night, and accidentally killed himself with his own knife.
" ... grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square." - Page 5

In the very beginning of the novel, the main characters were introduced. The Finch family history was given and the setting was introduced.
: In fiction, the structure of the plot normally begins with exposition. The exposition sets the tone, establishes the setting, introduces the characters, and gives the readers important background info.
Rising Action
: The events in a story that move the plot froward. Rising action involves conflicts and complication and builds toward the climax of the story.
Rising Action
Tom Robinson's rape case
Scout's first day of school
The fascination with Boo Radley
The conviction of Tom Robinson.
: The turning point in a plot or dramatic action, which transitions the narrative from the rising action to falling action.
The climax of the novel takes place on the night of Halloween. Scout and Jem are walking home after an event at their school. All of a sudden, Bob Ewell attacks the both of them and breaks Jem's arm. Boo Radley (referred to as the countryman) carried Jem home.
Falling action
: Falling action is the action that occurs after the climax.
Falling Action
The falling action of the novel is at the Finch's home. The sheriff comes over and the family learns that Bob Ewell has died. They are all surrounding Jem to make sure that he is okay after the accident. Scout finally meets Boo Radley.
: The portion in a play or story where the central problem is resolved.
The resolution or denouement of To Kill a Mockingbird, is when Scout walks Boo Radley home late the night he carried Jem home. When she gets back home, she decides to stay up for a bit longer with her dad and they both read one of Jem's books called
The Gray Ghost.
The underlying message about life or human nature that the author wants the reader to understand.
Two events are related as cause and effect when one event brings about the other.
The time and place of the action in a story, play, or poem.
A Prezi project by
Paula Restrepo and Elyssa Penalver
"On the days he carried the watch, Jem walked on eggs" -Page 68
"He bent my baton against his knee, snapped it in two and threw it down" -Page 118
"When he was nearly thirteen," -Page 1
Critical thoughts
We really enjoyed this novel. It introduced a new setting that was not familiar to us before. To Kill a Mockingbird was humorous, inspiring, and had a wonderful story line. We enjoyed reading about the strong and unbreakable bond between Atticus and Scout. The bond between Scout and Jem was also our favorite because it is one many siblings share.

What really made this novel pop out to us is how relatable Scout was. Harper Lee wrote her character in such a way that by the end of the novel, you feel like you've known Scout your whole life.
"There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy, and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb county "-Page 5
"In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop" - Page 6
Writing that examines the similarities and differences between two or more subjects.
: A form of figurative language language, it is a comparison of two things that have some quality in common using the word like or as.
: The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables.
: Resemblance of sound, especially of the vowel sounds in words
: A non-human thing or quality is written about as if it were human.
: It is a comparison of two things that have some quality in common. It states that one thing is actually something else.
: A comparison of two things that have some quality in common using like or as.
: A form of figurative language, it is the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning.
: Means something different than they say.
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