The Novel Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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1. The title of the novel is To Kill a Mockingbird. 2. The author of the novel is Harper Lee. 3. The genre of the novel is realistic fiction. 4. The book is told from the first person point of view. 5. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb County which is located in Alabama. The events occur during the 1930’s during the early years of the Great Depression. A. The author uses time and place very effectively. However, time seems to slow during the course of the story. The seasons meld into another and one can forget that the novel spans the events of three years. The people of Maycomb do not seem to take much interest in the happenings outside of their own little world, which makes it difficult to put the events into perspective. B.…show more content…
Atticus is appointed by Judge Taylor to represent Tom Robinson in a local trial. Robinson is accused of sexually harassing Mayella Ewell. Although the odds are not in his favor, he does his best to make sure that the trial is fair. During the trial, Atticus soon points out that Mayella and her father, Bob, are lying. It was actually Bob Ewell who beat Mayella, but due to the jury’s decision, Tom Robinson was sentenced to prison. Tom is shot and killed while escaping prison which causes Jem to question the unfairness of it all. Bob Ewell feels insulted by the happenings of the trial and vows to get revenge on Atticus. He eventually attacks Scout and Jem on their way home on Halloween from their school pageant. Boo Radley saves the children and carries them home. Afterwards, it is decided that Bob Ewell simply fell on his own knife and Scout offers to walk Boo home. 7. Opening Scene A. The opening scene starts at the ending. It starts where the very last scene finishes. Jem has broken his arm and argues with Scout over the source of problems that rose up over the past few years. Scout also gives a brief history on her family and how they came to be in Maycomb. B. The importance of the opening scene is that it introduces the characters and gives the impression that Scout is recalling the events that happened. It introduces the setting of
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