FC: To Kill A Mockingbird | To Kill A Mockingbird
1: Harper Lee | - Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 -Nelle Harper was born in Monroeville, Alabama -She was rewarded the President Metal of Freedom | -Lee was in an all-female college called Huntingdon -Lee developed an interest in English literature in high school -Lee was a member of the literary honor society and the glee club. -Cntributed to the school’s newspaper and its humor magazine, the Rammer Jammer
2: Character descriptions | Scout-Narrator of the novel who is smart at her young age. She can be trouble because she speaks her mind & doesn't understand racial discrimination at her age. Jem- Scouts brother who often explains things to Scout that she doesn't understand, jem matures throughout the novel. | Bob Ewell-The man who accused Tom of abusing his daughter when he was teh one doing the harm Mayella Ewell-Accused Tom of beating her & raping her, forced by her father to do so
3: Atticus-Father of Scout & jem. he is the lawer that is assigned to defend tom | Calpurnia-Acts as a Mother to Scout & Jem. She protects them & treats them as if they were her own children. | Boo Radley- Is not seen too often through out the novel but plays a very important part in the story. he saves Jem & Scouts life.
4: Major themes | 1.Race-In this novel every one is judged & treated diffrently because of their race. It shows that not all racism is the same . Racism comes from hate, some of fear, & some of laziness. | 2.Family - In this novel the characters live in a small town where everyone is expected to keep the reputation of their family while also trying to raise their family in the way they think is best. | 3.Compassion & forgiveness- In this novel Atticus is a very forgiving person he forgives everyone who has done him wrong & has compassion for peoples need & why they act the way they do.
5: Plot Summary | In the beginning the main character, Scout, starts out to be a very immature child not knowing the prejuidice times around her, as the story goes on she gains knowledge of these times by fellow kids around her accusing her dad of being a "Nigger lover" back then this was considered an insult. Her dad was being courageous of a black man being faulsey accused of raping a white girl. Her dad, Atticus, is a lawyer only doing his job and not discriminating against this man. The line in the book "Shoot, all the blue jays you want, but remember its a sin to kill mockingbird" is referring to the black man in the story, Tom. He symbolises a mockingbird because all mockingbirds do is sing for our enjoyment and stay out of harms way, so if you kill them its a sin. He is the mockingbird in the story and all he does is stay out of harms way and is accused of a crime and in the end is eventually guilty and dies.
6: Imprtant images | The night Scout & Jem were attacked by Bob Ewell | Atticus in Court trying to prove Tom is not guilty | Mob stopped by little Scouts innocence
7: Quotes | "nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don't mean anything like snot-nose. It's hard to explain ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody's favoring Negroes over and above themselves" | "Hush your mouth! Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house's yo' comp'ny," | This quote shows how Atticus describes rascism to Scout | Calpurnia tries to make Scout understand that some people are diffrent
8: Biblography | Johnson, Claudia. To Kill a Mockingbird: Threatening Boundaries. Twayne Publishers: 1994. ISBN 0-8057-8068-8 Johnson, Claudia. Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historic Documents. Greenwood Press: 1994. ISBN 0-313-29193-4 Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. HarperCollins: 1960 (Perennial Classics edition: 2002). ISBN 0-06-093546-4 Mancini, Candice, (ed.) (2008). Racism in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, The Gale Group. ISBN 0737739045 Murphy, Mary M. (ed.) Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird, HarperCollins Publishers: 2010. ISBN 978-0-06-192407-1 Noble, Don (ed.). Critical Insights: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Salem Press: 2010. ISBN 978-1-58765-618-7 Petry, Alice. "Introduction" in On Harper Lee: Essays and Reflections. University of Tennessee Press: 1994. ISBN 1-57233-578-5 Shields, Charles. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee. Henry Holt and Co.: 2006. ISBN 0-8050-7919-X
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