Summary Of ' Kill A Mockingbird '

1080 Words Aug 21st, 2014 5 Pages
Anna Bolger
Mr. Connell
English 1
8/18/201
Summer assignment
1. To Kill a Mockingbird took place in the nineteen thirties during the great depression. It was in a small town called Maycomb, Alabama. The author used this setting because most of the Midwest was desperate and racism affected the lives of about everyone. This was not however the only setting the story could take place in. For instance the story could’ve taken place around the George Zimmerman trial in modern trials.
2. The chief conflicts of the story include human vs. society and man vs. self. Human vs. society has to do with both Scout and Tom Robinson. Tom faces struggle with racism and the conflict is not totally resolved. However it does appear that society is more accepting of him because the jury took so long to decide meaning at least one person was on Tom Robinsons side. Scout is struggling with what others think and want her to be. Aunt Alexander has always wanted her to be more lady-like but more and more comment on how she should act. This is resolved in the end when Scout begins acting as a girl her age should. Atticus is the one struggling with himself about taking the Tom Robinson case, how he is raising his kids and putting his family at risk. Atticus’ conflict resolves when he takes the case regardless of the fact that he know he will lose. One minor conflict dealt with Boo Radley and the kids trying to get him to come out. This was resolved when Boo did come out as Jem and Scout were being…
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