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A Look Into To Kill a Mockingbird Part 1 (Chapters 1-11)
Transcript of A Look Into To Kill a Mockingbird Part 1 (Chapters 1-11)
The ones we don't know much about...but are important
Lets take a look
"Not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
-Martin Luther King Jr.
- "I Have a Dream"
In a Nutshell...
Author: Harper Lee
Novel takes place: 1930's
It is the story of a young girl's (Scout) struggle against a racists south (Maycomb, Alabama)
Scout's Family is anti-racist
Inspiration for the novel: Jim Crow Law Era, Scottsboro Boy Trials & Great Depression
A Look into To Kill a Mockingbird Part 1 (Chapters 1-11)
Why Should I Care?
Life Isn't Fair!
Southern small town racism
Unfair treatment of others
Some characters try to bring about Justice
So when you think you have it bad and that your life isn't fair, think about how certain characters in the novel/1930's were treated...that's worth caring about!
Jean Louise Finch
(aka. Scout) OUR NARRATOR**
She's a fighter, not a lover!
Six years old
Who is her father? Brother?
Who is she fascinated by?
What are some of her other character traits? Personality Traits?
Bossy older brother
We will see a change in his character as he begins to grow up
Nine years old
What other major things has
Jem done throughout these chapters?
Who is he defending?
Timid (low-key, relaxed)
Known for being a great?
What are some character traits?
How does he usually handle any situation?
The housekeeper for the Finch family
How does she know Tom Robinson?
What is her role in the household?
Miss Maudie Atkinson
Dismisses town gossip
Why do Jem and Scout see her as a friend?
Believes in equal-opportunity
What happens to her house?
Arthur "Boo" Radley
1. Who is he?
2. What do the kids think of him?
3. Where does he live?
4. What do we know about him?
Man Atticus is defending
What else do we know about him?
Our minor roles...
Charles Backer Harris (aka Dill)
Jem and Scout's summer neighbor and friend
confident and imaginative
devoted to family
Proper southern woman
Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose
Nathan Radley: Boo's Brother
What does he do that makes the kids upset?
Mr. & Mrs. Radley: Their parents
Doesn't have much money
Scout isn't a fan
Francis Hancock: Aunt Alexandria's grandson who taunts Scout
Uncle Jack Finch: Aunt Alex & Atticus's brother who is a doctor
Cecil Jacobs: Classmate
Miss Rachel Haverford: Dill's Aunt who lives next to the finches
Miss Stephanie Crawford: Town gossip
Burris Ewell: Dirty little boy in Scout's class
Sheriff Heck Tate: Town Sheriff
Helps Atticus shot the rabid dog
Walter Cunningham: Classmate who Jem invites for lunch
Miss Caroline Fisher: Scout's young teacher