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To Kill A Mockingbird-Harper Lee

(TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) Plot summary, Graph of Things 'Boo' hid in the tree, map of maycomb county, chart comparison and analysis.
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Lindsay Phelps

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Transcript of To Kill A Mockingbird-Harper Lee

FALLING ACTION EXPOSITION To Kill A Mockingbird chracters: Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch Atticus Finch Jeremy Atticus 'Jem' Finch Arthur 'Boo' Radley Bob Ewell Charles Baker 'Dill' Harris Miss Maudie Atkinson Calprunia Aunt Alexandra Mayella Ewell Tom Robinson Link Deas Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose Nathan Radley Heck Tate Mr. Underwood Mr. Dolphus Raymond Mr. Walter Cunningham Setting Maycomb County, Alabama 1930's RISING ACTION DENOUEMENT Dill, Jem, and Scout(Jean) become interested in their mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley and have many encounters with him. Meanwhile, Atticus finds interest in Tom Robinson, who he must play lawyer against the pompous rape charges Bob Ewell is implying. At the trial, Scout and Jem are flabbergasted at the conviction of Tom that caused by Ewell's evidently fabricated story. When the word get around that Tom was shot trying to escape from prison, Jem struggles with the perversivness of the trial andTom robinson's fate. Bob Ewell attacks Scout and Jem one night, after threatening Atticus and some others involved with the case. Thankfully, Boo Radley shows up to save the childen, even though he had to fatally stab Ewell. The sheriff knowing that like Tom, Boo would also be misunderstood and covicted in a trial, protects Boo by saying Ewell tripped and fell on his own knife. Scout has a short conversation with Boo, who then retreats to his own home, never to be seen by her again. Scout realizes that what she did to Boo Radley wasn't right and she shouldn't have tried to make him leave his house because it was his choice. Antagonist: The antagonist in this book is ,by far, Mr. Bob Ewell himself. In the novel Ewell is a mean, nasty, racial 'HATER'. Though Mayell Ewell was the cause of Tom Robinsons problems, Bob Ewell was the one who assured the conviction and execution of Robinson then tries to kill Scout and Jem. Protagonist: The protagonist in the novel is obviously Scout Finch. She observes the events around her with her coming-of-age attitude. Author's Purpose Harper Lee's purpose for writing To Kill A Mockingbird was to show tolerance for difference and standing up for what is right. She wanted her readers to really see how a commuinty suffering adversity manages to recover their morals with a different outlook on life. Plot Chart: The sequence of events surrounding the main characters or a story's structure. A person who struggles against another; an opponent. A leader or principal character who is and advocate of polotics; hero Author's Purpose: The author's reason for writing a book, story, or poem. In the novel, Harper Lee shows how willing human beings are to destroy somthing that is not the same as them. She also shows how a community fights adversity within their home and themselves, rearranging thier outlook on life and their morals to live. Main Idea: The main idea is the most important thought or primary argument; the basic thought.
In the novel, Harper Lee shows discrimination not just between two races, but between people just because of their reputation. She displays that discriminating people no matter what is not right, because you don't know what kind of person they are; you are judging them by the things you hear and the color of their skin. Tone: A particular quality of moduladtion or intonation of a story. The tone of the novel is childlike, humorous innocent which is presented by Scout Finch, and as the novel progresses it becomes forboding and dark which is presented by Bob Ewell. Theme: Theme is the subject of discourse. The theme is importance of education in a social class and the appendance of moral and immoral. Mood: The mood is the general feeling or mental outlook of a story. The main mood in 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is solemn in a realistic way that the readers can relate to. This is based on the discrimination that is discovered throughout the community by Scout and Jem. Diction: Diction is the choise of words in a manner of speaking. The diction in the novel contained a mostly Southern accent including drawled out emphasism to words such as "y'all" which means you all. Compare and Contrast: Compare and Contrast is the examination of the similarities and differences between two or more subjects. Atticus Finch Bob Ewell He is a compassionate person Single raising 2 children He is a lawyer who fights for justice no matter a person's religion or race. He is fair and just to the people around him. Single raising 8 children. He is a cowardly figure. He is unmeployed and collects welfare. He believes in racial segregation. He is inconsonsiderate and dispassionate. He is a violent being. He does not believe in racial segrgation. They live in Maycomb County. Cause and Effect: A relationship between actions or events. In the beginning of the novel, Scout believes Maycomb County to be a peaceful community with interesting people, but as she takes a closer look at the town she realizes that there is a lot of predjudice and hatred in Maycomb. Scout and her brother Jem live in a town called Maycomb, and their father, Atticus, is a lawyer. The town is racist to black people and this story talks about the unfairness of how people were treated. Chart: Graph: Map: A chart is an outline that shows facts. A graph is a diagram representing a system of connections. By: Lindsay Phelps
April 8, 2011
Mrs. Marie Hautigan Author's Point of View: Author's point of view is an author's opinion and attitude they take toward the topic. The author's point of view is shown trough Scout and her young, impressionable attitude. Scout tells what she saw and how she felt about it openly and maturely in her own way. Alliteration: Assonance: Personification: Hyperbole: Onomatopoeia: Simile: Metaphor: An onomatopoeia is the formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated. A simile is comparing two or more thing using like/as. A metaphor is a comparison of two or more things without using like/as. As assonance is a vowel rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants in the stressed syllables of the rhyming words An alliteration is two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound. Personification is the attribution of human characteristics to things, abstract ideas, etc. A hyperbole is an obvious and intentional exaggeration. CHARACTER CHARACTERISTICS/ACTIONS SCOUT Scout is mischievous and has a devious mentality. She describes Calpurnia as a tyrannical presence, and she does everything she can to get her out of the house. One time Scout does this is when Walter comes over to her house to eat dinner. Scout criticizes Walter for drowning his food in molasses, and Calpurnia scolds Scout. Scout is also a bright, sensitive, and intelligent little girl. For all her intelligence, she is still a child and does not always fully understand the implications of the events she reports. This is sometimes amusing, such as the time she thinks Miss Maudie's loud voice scares Miss Stephanie. Scout also does her best to inform us of the happenings at the Tom Robinson trial. Yet, she is not certain what rape is, and is neither aware of the prejudice state surrounding her. Ultimately she represents the innocence within society.
JEM Jem has a tendency to act courageous. Jem shows courage when he refuses to do what Atticus had told him to do. Atticus told Jem to take Scout and Dill home because he didn't want them to get hurt. Atticus ordered Jem to go home, but Jem shook his head. He refused to leave because he knew he would leave his father in great danger and he would feel guilty about it. Atticus was surprised that Jem wouldn't go. Another example would be when Jem went to the Radley house. Jem was scared of the Radley (especially Boo Radley) because there was a rumor that he stabbed his dad with some scissors. Scout and Dill were also afraid and Jem wanted to prove he's not afraid of it by touching it. Jem ran and touched the Radley House. After that, he also went when Scout accidentally rolled over there in a tire. They were playing by rolling in a tire, but Scout bumped right into the Radley House. ATTICUS Atticus has strong views on fighting. He shows this when he taught Jem and Scout to be brave; for instance, when he told Scout to stop fighting the people that mock her Scout had to be brave enough to ignore the harsh remarks and put herself above them. Atticus Finch is a character with a lot of dignity. He is a man of justice and morality. When asked by his young daughter Scout, why he would continue to defend Tom Robinson if he knew he were to lose the case, Atticus replied, “If I didn’t defend Tom Robinson, I would never be able To tell you or Jem to do or not to do anything ever again”. This shows that Atticus Finch is not a hypocrite unlike many townsfolk of Maycomb. when jem runs up to the radley house and you hear foot steps of thump, thump, thump. pg57 "I tried to climb into Jem's skin and walk around in it" pg 37 "popped me like a cork on pavement" Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
Koo Klutz Klan pg.12people said the house died pg. 5 People moved slowly then. 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. Harper Lee’s novel was set in the South during the Great Depression. This book critically challenges the issues of rape, racism, class disparity, economic destabilization, unfair justice, and gender role reversal. A young girl, Scout, narrated the story through her own personal perception. Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, was a small town lawyer that defended an African American man Tom for a rape that he was falsely accused and persecuted for. Students have the luxury to read, write and analyze the American South in the 1930’s.
Personally, I found the book to be quite annoying. The reason I say this is because I felt that the introduction into the actual story was quite lenghty and unnecessary. I also found parts of the book to be dry and other parts to be exciting. Some places in the book I wished that I could knock a few characters upside their heads; and other times I just felt so frustrated that I just wanted to throw the book into a fire and laugh evilly. The did a well enough play on my emotions; bringing forth tears at some point. To me 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is a story of awakening - awakening to a not so perfect world and it is one of the best accounts of the hysteria that racial hatred and false accusations could create in the deep South prior to the late 1900s. The tireless efforts of Atticus to save the falsely accused black man are set in a tone to draw the reader into sympathy, surprisingly, with both the victim and his accusers. A classic that deserves the title of 'Prize-winning Novel'. I truly believe that this book makes you wish that Harper Lee had published other books, but if you're only going to publish one, To Kill A Mockingbird sure is the way to go - even if it got on my nerves at times. To Kill A Mockingbird CLIMAX Despite Atticus's conclusive and resolute defense, the jury still finds Tom Robinson guilty forcing Jem and Scout to face the fact that the morals Atticus has taught them cannot always placate with the reality of the world.
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