Summary Of ' Kill A Mockingbird '

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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…show more content…
3. The two stories of Boo Rsdley and Tom Robinson came together as the children grew up and saw things differently. Boo was seen as a character that didn’t really exist but was more fun to tell stories about. Tom Robinson was also not a part of Jem and Scouts life. As they got older each became more real showing the character development in Jem and Scout. They end up caring for both characters and realize the importance of a bring. 4. Atticus Finch was an honest, hardworking and reasonable person. He is wise and well respected. Even when he is mocked about his love for negroes he stands his ground and remains true to his morals. Atticus is uninfluenced by the community because he does what he thinks is right not what will make him seem like a good man to the public. Atticus raises his children well, teaching them lessons consistent with his own morals. Telling them that they do not truly understand someone until one has seen it from the other person’s perspective. 5. Scout begins the story going into first grade. She is innocent and doesn’t know what the world has in store for her. She is confronted with many obstacles that slowly deteriorate her faith in humanity. Many kids pick on her at school accusing Atticus of “defending niggers” (82). Scout asks Atticus about it and he confirms it. Scout grows up a little bit that day when Atticus says she was “far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would
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