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BC: You should read this book to find out many different points in the great depression; to understand a story of two young children that had many adventures; to see the case of Tom Robinson an how it ended up; how badly black people got judged, and how it affects them. | Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vu-bm_k-IXRSXngMU7ecKOr1QzLxlccTvrYSOId99ZM/edit | Destiny Dawson 3rd period

FC: To Kill A Mockingbird

1: Table of Contents | Summary of TKAM..3-6 | Main Characters.. 7-10 | Jem's Diary.. 11-16 | Quotes... 17-24 | Buddy Guy- Skin Deep 24-30

2: Summary Of To Kill a Mocking Bird

4: It’s the middle of great depression, and it’s miserable outside. Dogs are going mad in February. The racial trials have just started. In a town called Maycomb Scout and Jem are the two kids that like to have fun. They have a father named Atticus. He is a lawyer for the town. Scout is six years old and her brother is eleven. Scout started school this year, she hates it. Scout likes to be rough and she gets in to plenty of fights. People at school make fun of her and her brother. The reason why is because Atticus is a lawyer for Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is a black man who got blamed for raping a white woman. Atticus is a main target in town especially since he is taking up for a black man. Jem and Scout are scared for their father’s life.

5: There is also a suspicious man on the street called Boo Radley. His real name is Arthur Radley, there are many rumors about him and how crazy he is. His parents have kept him in the house since he was a teenager. Boo Radley never comes outside people say he comes out at night and peeks into people’s windows. Scout and Jem are scared senseless of him. All the kids on the block are not even allowed to go near Boo’s house. Boo Radley has been in the house for several years without associating to anyone. In Maycomb that is very rare for someone not to talk to your town neighbors | There is also a suspicious man on the street called Boo Radley. His real name is Arthur Radley, there are many rumors about him and how crazy he is. His parents have kept him in the house since he was a teenager. Boo Radley never comes outside people say he comes out at night and peeks into people’s windows. Scout and Jem are scared senseless of him. All the kids on the block are not even allowed to go near Boo’s house. Boo Radley has been in the house for several years without associating to anyone. In Maycomb that is very rare for someone not to talk to your town neighbors

6: Scout and Jem met a little boy named Dill during the summer. He lives with his Aunt Rachel in Maycomb. He only comes down to Maycomb in the summer. Dill is a sensitive little boy he gets in trouble with Jem and Scout all the time. Dill is closer to Scout but is still close to Jem. He usually moves back to Meridian after summer is up to spend time with his mom and step dad. Dill comes down every year in the summer though. He always was down when Atticus had the big case. They always went off on adventures and scared everyone because Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra never know where they were at.

8: Main Characters

9: S | C | O | U | t | Scout is a little girl who is six at the beginning of the book. She is a tomboy; she does not like wearing dresses. Scout is a very intelligent girl who likes to play all the time. Dill is one of her best friends. Jem is her brother who gets on her nerves to many times of the day. Scout lives with her dad Atticus, Jem and her cook Calpurina. Her mother passed away when she was two. She doesn’t remember her at all. Scout likes to fight, she takes up for her family all the time. During the case it was a rough time for Scout. She tried not to get in fights because her dad was already under too much pressure.

10: J | e | M | Jem was an eleven year old boy. That barley had any fear toward anyone or anything. Jem would try to boss his sister around just because she was younger than him. Jem use to play games with Scout and Dill. Scout and dill would dare Jem to do things all the time. Finally Jem started to grow up and got out of the habit of playing. From then on all he did was protect Scout and tell her what to do. It was just because he cared though.

11: A | t | t | i | c | u | s | Atticus is a lawyer with two kids. Their names are Jem and Scout. Jem is eleven and Scout is six. Atticus has a cook named Calpurina. He is a nice person to everyone, and also would help anyone that needed help. Atticus is a loyal man and treats his kids like adults so that they will act like one. Atticus helps Scout learn how to read she loves when he reads to her. There is no opportunity Atticus would turn down when it came to having a case. Tom Robinson was his hardest case he came by. Everyone treated Atticus different during the case. The reason was because Tom Robinson was a black man.

12: Jem's | Diary | Of | The | Trial

13: Scout, Dill and I went to the trail today. I swear everything was unfair in that court room, I did not understand anything that was going on. Scout was asking Reverend Skyes a million questions that day. He let us come up stairs with him to sit. We was sitting with the color people, no one really noticed us. We was focused in the case, Atticus did not know we were there. No one even knew we were there. We sneaked out, and went early in the morning.

14: Atticus was pressuring everyone at the trial; we are going to win this case. When Mr. Ewell got on the stand it scared me, he had the worse attitude. Mayella was crying and screaming it’s like she did not know what to say. All I heard was her blaming Tom Robinson for something he did not do. A lot of people told us we should not be in the court room. I did not care I wanted to stay there with Atticus and cheer for him.

15: Tom Robinson suddenly got on the chair in front of us. When Gilmore got up and started asking Tom some questions and accusing him of things he did not do. Dill started to cry, I looked over and told Scout to get him out of the courtroom. They did not understand what was going on anyways. I kind of did, Atticus was proven a point. I was thinking I know we are going to win the all time.

16: After Tom Robinson got off the stand, the judges on the side went to the back to define him guilty or not guilty. During the break Calpurina gave Atticus a note, it was telling him how we was not there all day. Finally I ran down the stairs Scout and Dill was already down there. I told Atticus he was doing such a great job and that we are going to win this case. He said we will see Jem, it was like he did not believe we could. Calpurina took us back home, but I asked Atticus if I could come back after I ate.

17: He told me if the trial was not done by the time I got done then I am welcome to come back. He also said we could not rush to eat. After I got done eating an hour and a half passed. I went back to the court house of course Scout and Dill was right behind me. They were still waiting on them to come out and tell their final decision. We ran back upstairs to Reverend Skyes to watch the results. When the other came out they pronounced Tom Robinson guilty. When I heard them words come out of that mans mouth. I wanted to scream I did not understand why we did not win that case. Everything was right we had evidence; I did not even want to go home.

18: Six quotes, from the book To Kill a MockingBird

19: "you never really understand a person until you consider thing from his point of view-- until you crawl around in his skin and walk around it" (page, 30) | Explanation: This quote is important because it is saying you never know what someone goes through. The person you look at and judge is someone you don't know. If you was in their shoes you could understand what they are going through and why they act like they do.

20: "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them” (Pg, 281) | Explanation: This quote is important because it is talking about people being nice. To me Scout figured out that everyone has a nice side to them. When you finally figure out who they are. It's when you get to know someone is when you start to think there nice.

21: “ i dont care one speck. it aint right, somehow it aint right to do em that way. Hasn’t anybody got any business talkin like that --- it just makes me sick”(pg, 199) | Explanation: Dill is hurt by the way people is treating Tom Robinson. Dill does not understand why people are treating him like that. It makes him sick to his stomach because no one cares that he is getting treated badly.

22: “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see through it no matter what.”(Atticus page. 112, chapter 11) | Explanation: Atticus has a really good point he wants to teach his children real courage. He don’t want them to have to depend on a gun when they get older. This quote is saying you might have a rough start with getting through. But you will see everything through the right way no matter what.

23: “This time were aren’t fighting the Yankees, we’re fighting our friends. But remember this , no matter how bitter things get, they’re still our friends and this is still our home.” ( Atticus, pg. 76, Chapter 9) | Explanation: This is an important quote because Atticus is trying to stop Scout from fighting. She gets mad very easily when people talk about her family. Atticus finally told her that they were still friends just everyone is going through a rough time. No matter what happened they would always be there friends and where they live will always be there home.

24: “ Which gentlemen, we know is in itself a lie as black as Tom Robinson’s skin, alie I do not have to point out to you. You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro Men are not to be trusted around women black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men." (Pg 204)

25: This quote is saying a lie is a lie. It's not just a Negro, it is any race white or black. It don't matter they all lie and we are all the same.

26: Buddy Guy- Skin Deep | I've been around a while I know wrong from right And since a long time ago Things been always black and white Just like you can't judge a book by the cover We all gotta be careful How we treat one another Skin Deep Skin Deep Underneath we're all the same Skin Deep Skin Deep Underneath we're all the same We're all of the same

27: A man in Louisiana He never called me by my name He said "boy do this and boy do that" But I never once complained I knew he had a good heart But he just didn't understand That I needed to be treated Just like any other man Skin Deep Skin Deep Underneath we're all the same Skin Deep Skin Deep Underneath we're all the same We're all of the same

28: I sat my little child down when he was old enough to know I said I fell in this big wide world You're gonna be all kinda froze I said son it all comes down to just one simple rule That you treat everybody just the way You want them to treat you

29: Yeah Skin Deep Skin Deep Underneath we're all the same Skin Deep Skin Deep Underneath we're all the same We're all of the same Skin Deep Underneath we're all the same Skin Deep Skin Deep Underneath we're all the same We're all of the same

30: Racism | I choose this song because it is talking about how Buddy Guy got treated when he was younger and it was always about black and white. No one treated him like he wanted to be treated. Buddy wanted to be treated like a man but since he was black he never got treated that way. He got told "Boy do this and do that". So when he grew up and had a child he told his child to treat others like you want to be treat.

31: This song reminds me of the book "To Kill a MockingBird" because of the racism and because Buddy treated others nice even though they did not treat him nice. Just like Tom Robinson in the book. I think this song resembles the book very well.

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