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A Look Into To Kill a Mockingbird Part 1 (Chapters 1-11)

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Michaela LaBar

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Transcript of A Look Into To Kill a Mockingbird Part 1 (Chapters 1-11)

Lets Meet the Cast
The ones we don't know much about...but are important
Lets take a look
at the
Character Map!

"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
Published: 1960
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!
TKAM Portrays:
Southern small town racism
"Single-minded" people
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!
Examples?
Six years old
Who is her father? Brother?
Who is she fascinated by?
What are some of her other character traits? Personality Traits?
Jeremy Finch
aka. Jem
Athletic: Football
Brave
Why brave?
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?
Atticus Finch
Lawyer
Father
to whom?
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?
Calpurnia
"Tough Love"
The housekeeper for the Finch family
Race?
Religious
How does she know Tom Robinson?
What is her role in the household?
Miss Maudie Atkinson
Dismisses town gossip
Sharp-tongue (Sarcastic)
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?
Tom Robinson
Man Atticus is defending
African American
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
Innocent
Aunt Alexandria
Atticus's sister
devoted to family
Proper southern woman
mean
Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose
Elderly neighbor
Racist
Morphine addict
ill-tempered
Nathan Radley: Boo's Brother
What does he do that makes the kids upset?
Mr. & Mrs. Radley: Their parents
Walter Cunningham
Scout's classmate
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
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