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To Kill a moc
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To Kill a mockingbird
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*Setting: 1933-1935 in Maycomb, Alabama, during the Great Depression. Racial prejudice is very common in the South.
*Protagonist: Jean Louise (Scout) Finch
*Other major characters introduced: Jem and Atticus Finch, Dill Harris, Boo Radley, and Calpurnia.
Civil Rights Movements
"Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill a Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior- to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos."
the Great Depression
Scout has a hard time at school
Jem and Scout find items in the knot-hole of an oak tree.
The kids tried to get a note to Boo Radley.
They tried to get a peek of Boo through a window and they saw the shadow of a man.
Miss Maudie's house sets fire.
Atticus is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, an African-American, and the kids start to receive ugly comments from townspeople.
Atticus shoots a mad dog with one shot.
Aunt Alexandra moves to Maycomb.
Scout stopped the Cunninghams from lynching Tom and harming Atticus at the jail.
In trial, Atticus lost the case as Tom Robinson was found guilty.
Mr. Ewell is furious at Atticus and he threatens him.
Tom was killed in jail when he tried to run away.
Mr. Ewell harasses Judge Taylor and Helen Robinson.
"Justice and Judgment"
The Great Depression was the severe worldwide economic depression during World War II.
Lasted through the 1930s and 1940s.
It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression in the 20th century.
It's used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Justice is the administration of the law. The quality of being just.
How it works
Nelle Harper Lee was born in April 28, 1920
An American Novelist
She was a tomboy, just as Scout
Known for the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"
She based her book on the issues of racism that
she observed at her hometown in Monroeville, Alabama.
To Kill A Mockingbird is the only published book by her.
Judgment is the ability to make a considered decision or come to sensible conclusions. A jury must determine if someone is guilty based on facts.
How it applies
to the story
In the story, we can see that the majority isn't always right. Atticus knows that judging individually is better than judging just like the majority.
Who is the mockingbird
Point of View
We're allowed to see cruel events through the innocent eyes of a nine year old, Scout Finch, who tells us experiences she went through in the past four years.
maintain that the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four years
senior, said it started long before that."
Straight brown hair
His skin turns red when he is embarrassed
At the beginning of the story, he is 9 years old.
At the end, he is 13 years old.
He wants to be like his father
The mockingbird is a symbolism of
had received the impression that Fine Folks were people who did the best they could with the sense they had."
came to the conclusion that people were just peculiar,
withdrew from them, and never thought about them until
was forced to."
Tom was innocent and the
jury declared him guilty, mainly because of his skin's color.
One night, in an excessive spurt of high
spirits, Boo and his friends backed around
the square in a borrowed flivver and they
resisted arrest by Maycomb's ancient beadle.
As an unfair punishment, he was locked up inside his house since then.
Examples of the story:
Even when Atticus provides evidence that the Ewells are lying and proves that Tom Robinson was innocent, the white men in the jury convicted Tom.
Boo Radley received injustice from his father because he was locked in his house for a little indiscretion. A punishment too severe for his minor crime.
Goes to school
Wants to be like his father
Going through puberty
"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but
make music for us to enjoy. They don't
eat up people´s gardens, don't nest in
corncribs, they don't do one thing but
sing their hearts out for us. That's
why it's a sin to kill a
They are both gentlemen
They are loved
They are respected
He's a lawyer
Best shooter in town
The one who makes the decisions for the family
-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
A worldwide series of political movements for equality before the law.
Compare and Contrast
It was Halloween night and it was pitch dark. Jem and Scout were walking home alone and they were being followed. Suddenly, they're attacked. Jem fights back, but after Scout hears him scream, she hears nothing else from him. She's being squeezed when someone else frees her from the attacker. There's a silence, and then she hears a man panting and leaving.
"It´s like being a caterpillar in a cocoon, that's what it is. Like something asleep wrapped up in a warm place. I always thought Maycomb folks where the best folks in the world, least that's what they seemed like."
"I know what we are going to play", he announced. "Something related to Boo Radley."
Uncle Jack hit Scout without hearing her side of the story. He made a judgment without knowing the truth.
At the beginning, Jem and Scout judged Mrs. Dubose for being a mad woman. But later on, they realized she was an acceptable person and a strong woman because Atticus told them she was a morphine addict.
Jem was carried home by a man that was a stranger to Scout.
Atticus calls Dr. Reynolds and Mr. Heck Tate.
Jem's head was bumped and his arm was broken.
Bob Ewell's dead; he had a kitchen knife under his ribs.
The man who saved the kid's lives was Boo Radley.
Atticus is sure that Jem Killed Mr. Ewell
Heck Tate says that Bob Ewell accidentally killed himself, but what he's really doing is covering up for Boo so he doesn't get the attention he doesn't want.
Scout escorts Boo back to his house. After that, she never sees him again. For the fist time, she looked at the neighborhood as Boo must have been watching it for years. She "stood in his shoes and walked around them", learning Atticus's lesson.
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