The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, tells the story of Atticus Finch, a white man defending a black man, Tom Robinson, who was accused of rape. Atticus, his children Jem and Scout, live in the small town Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. With this location and time setting, Lee reveals the racial injustice of the south through the characters Tom Robinson, Bob Ewell, and Calpurnia.
The story begins as Scout describes her family history and her town, Maycomb during the time of the Great Depression. Atticus is a prominent lawyer and the Finch family is reasonably well off in comparison to the rest of society. She and her brother, Jem, meet Dill, who has come to live in their neighborhood for the summer, and the children share stories and fantasies about the mystery man who lives near by. The man’s name is Arthur, or Boo, Radley. The house
Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is set in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s. Racism is ever present toward blacks and the trial of Tom Robinson, an African American, clearly displays this. Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white woman. The huge detail in this is that it was a white woman. Racial issues are really brought about because of that detail. People during this time would easily take a white man’s word over that of a black man, so nobody would ever trust Tom Robinson, especially since he was a black man being accused of a crime against a white woman. Tom Robinson really can’t do anything to help his case. The only person that can help him is Atticus. While Atticus does not believe that he will win the case, he knows that it is right to do everything he can to help Tom. He knows right from wrong and he will do everything in his power to help people see that, and to help Tom survive this case. Tom Robinson could also be described as a Mockingbird in this story. If proven innocent, he would be
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that shows both moral and physical courage throughout the book. The narrator, Scout, is a six year old girl who lives with her brother Jem and dad, Atticus Finch, who is a lawyer in Maycomb County, who is chosen to defend a black man who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell the daughter of Tom Ewell. Scout and Jem have a best friend named Dill who visits every summer. They are always daring each other to Boo Radley’s house. Boo Radley is a mysterious man, who never comes out of his house, and in the end is the
The novel to Kill a Mockingbird, is about a young girl named Jean Louise Finch. She is also known as Scout. Scout experiences different events that change her life. Scout and her brother Jem are being raised by their father, a lawyer named Atticus and a housekeeper named Calpumia in a small town called Maycomb. In the South racism and discriminations towards black was a big issue . The story begins when Scout and her brother, become fascinated with a mysterious man known as Boo Radley. Scout and Jem meet boy named Dill who comes from Mississippi to spend the summers there. Jem quickly tells the story of Boo Radley to young Dill. Boo Radley, a man in his thirties who has not been seen outside of his home in years, mainly because of
Tom Robinson finally testifies and I believe what he says. The only reason why he is even in that court is because his skin color. First off, Tom Robinson has always passed by the Ewell’s place and Mayella always asks him to do some work for her. Tom Robinson was just trying to be a gentlemen. Secondly, Tom Robinson has a family. I am sure any gentleman like him would not do that to his own wife or kids. Besides having a family, the man is crippled!! There is almost no way he abused Mayella as described by Bob and Heck.The only reason why he is guilty is because he is a Negro, and everyone assumes Negroes always do bad. The facts are plain and simple. Mayella tempted Tom and Bob being the abusive person he is, abused Mayella for what she had
The Story to kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a book that took place during the Great Depression. The story talks about a town in Maycomb Alabama with Scout (Jean Louise Finch), Jem Finch, Atticus Finch, Calpurnia their housemaid , and later their Aunt Alexandra Finch Hancock along with the trials and tribulations that they encounter throughout the story in a racist town that is trying to change their beliefs of the people who suffer because of the community of the town.
In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus advises Scout to consider things from another viewpoint. Atticus states that if she can learn this trick, she will be able to get along with various people. Throughout the novel, this quote can be applied to a number of characters to explain how they were misunderstood. Three such characters are Tom Robinson, Mrs Dubose and Boo Radley.
Living in the sleepy town of Macomb, Alabama, Scout Finch and her brother Jem Finch go on different adventures with their foreign comrade Dill. In doing so, they discover Arthur Radley also known as Boo an old man who has never ventured out past his doorstep. There father, Atticus, a peaceful and quiet lawyer and their black maid Calpurnia teach them import lesson about racial equality. During the fall Dill returns home and Scout goes to school. She detests it, for she is very smart and too advanced for the class. During school Jem and scout find a hole in a tree filled with gum. They take the gum, but little do they know that Arthur Radley had placed it there for them to enjoy. Later in that year they spy on boo only to discover that he wanted to be left alone.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee. The book follows the Finch family, that consist of two young children Jem and Scout and a Father Atticus, who is a criminal attorney in the town Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus is requested a trial by the judge to defend a black man who was accused of raping a white woman. This puts him and his family in jeopardy when he makes the decision of defending Tom Robinson, the man who was accused of rape. The consequences of him taking this case were that Jem and Scout were faced with many problems, in school everyone says that there dad is a nigger lover and the long term theme of the book is loss of innocence.
Living in the sleepy town of Macomb, Alabama, Scout Finch and her brother Jem Finch go on different adventure with there foreign comrade Dill. In doing so they discover Arthur Radley also known as Boo an old man who has never ventured out past his doorstep. There father Atticus, a peaceful and quiet lawyer and their black maid Culperina teache them import lesson about racial equality. During the fall Dill returns home and Scout goes to school. She detests it for she is very smart and to advanced for the class. During school Jem and scout find a hole in a tree filled with gum. They take the gum, but little do they know that Arthur Radley had placed it there for them to enjoy. Later in that year they spy on boo only to discover that he wanted to be left alone.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression; the protagonist for the novel is Jean-Louise Finch or Scout due to her observations and questions throughout the novel. Scout lives with her father- Atticus, her older brother- Jem, and Calpurnia- the cook and caretaker of the Finch children. Due to Atticus, a white lawyer, defending Tom Robinson, a black man who is accused of beating and raping Mayella Ewell, few are supportive of him, such as Scout, Jem, and Miss. Maudie. Thus, Scout and Jem must face complications, such as the verdict of the trial, Boo Radley, and the incident with Bob Ewell to mature and leave the innocent views they previously had.
It’s the Great Depression, and Scout and Jem Finch, along with their friend Dill, are going on a multitude of adventures. Their story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama. Scout is about six years old at the start of “To Kill A Mockingbird” and her brother Jem is about ten years old. Scout narrates the novel and shows what life back in the Great Depression was like. Scout is a tomboy who is forced to act like a lady by her Aunt Alexandra. She also loves her brother and father Atticus so much that she would fight anyone who would try and put them down. Then there is Jem. He is a young boy growing into a man. He would also would fight anyone who put down his family early in the novel, but as time progresses, he no longer fights at the drop of a hat. This essay will compare the traits of Scout and Jem as they progress throughout the novel. First, we will show how Scout changes in the novel.
The book,” To Kill A Mockingbird”, starts off by the narrator, Scout Finch (Jean Louise Finch) reminiscing into the past and delving into what caused her brother, Jem Finch, to get his arm grotesquely broken. The book takes place in an ancient and run- down city known as Maycomb, Alabama in a time where racism is evident in those who reside there. This wild story which follows the Finch family begins with the tales of the Radley Place, Boo Radley, and Dill.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a novel about coming of age and racial prejudice in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930’s. This story follows the life of two children named Jem and Scout Finch and their obsession with their neighbor, Boo Radley. Throughout the novel, Jem and Scout go through some good and bad times. The children's father, Atticus, eagerly defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.