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FC: To Kill A Mocking Bird | Literary analysis
1: Table of contents | Setting | 2-3 | Point of View | Conflict | Characterization | Symbols | Theme | Personal Reflection | 4-8 | 6-7 | 8-9 | 10-11 | 12-13 | 14-15
2: Setting | During the 1930's in Maycomb Country Alabama | "When my father was admitted from the bar, He returned to Maycomb and began his practice" Lee Harper Page 5 | "Maycomb was an old town,but it was a tired old town when i first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to a red slob: grass grew in the sidewalk, The court house sagged in the square" Lee Harper page 6 | "Atticus's office in the country house contained a little more than just a hat rack,, a spittoon, a checkerboard and an unsullied Code of Alabama" Lee Harper page 5 | 2
3: Understanding the context of the setting is important to understand characters and conflicts because it helps you better understand their background as well as them their selfs | The Scoutsboro was trial on March 25th 1931 nine African-American boys were accused of raping two white girls, one underaged on a train while on their way to scoutsboro Alabama. | "Emmet Till was was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. They took the boy away to a barn, where they beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound (32 kg) cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. Three days later, Till's body was discovered and retrieved from the river." "Emmett Louis Till." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 14 May 2014." | 3
4: 4 | Point of view | First person- Scout Finch | First person "Catching Walter Cunningham in the schoolyard gave me some pleasure, but when I was rubbing his nose in the dirt Jem came by and told me to stop" Lee Harper chap 3 page 30
5: 5 | "Scout's narration serves as a convenient mechanism for readers to be innocent and detached from the racial conflict. Scout's voice "functions as the not-me which allows the rest of us—black and white, male and female—to find our relative position in society" | Scout one of the main characters as well as the narrator of the book that Harper Lee has wrote he describes Scouts as if she doesn't understand the full implication of the things happening around her, making her an objective observer and a reporter in the truest sense.
6: 6 | Conflict | - Atticus really hopes the town will see past their bigotry but inside he seems to know he will lose the trial. Man vs Self. Internal -Boo Radley and his father. Boo's father hid him away inside the Radley house following Boo's arrest. Boo later stabbed him in the leg with a pair of scissors. External. Man vs Man. - Miss Caroline and Scout. Miss Caroline didn't approve of Scout's ability to read and write cursive. External. Man vs Man
7: 7 | - Atticus before hoped the town would see past their bigotry but knew he'd lose the trial but after words although the trial failed the town did see it - After stabbing his dad, Boo before got arrested from being hid away. After the incident Boo never left his house again - Scout before told Miss Caroline Scout learned to read and write on her our as Jem had told her after the incident Miss Caroline insisted her to tell her dad to stop teaching her
8: 8 | Characterization | Dynamic Characters- Scout the tomboy and young lady she revises her opinion of Boo discovering racism which is also the narrator of the story Jem the man which is Scout's older brother which he admirably upholds the commitment to justice and wants to protect the fragile and harmless. Being Scouts brother plays an important role in the story | Static Characters- Atticus Jem and Scouts father who treats Jem and Scout as though they were adults having a stern and fair attitude towards others "Bob Ewell has no ambition to improve his life, or the lives of his eight motherless children; instead, he spends his welfare checks on whiskey and lets the local landowners turn a blind eye to his poaching activities out of pity for his hungry children."
9: 9 | Flat Characters- Walter Cunningham was a proud young man who didn't take anything he couldn't give back Cecil Jacobs is a disrespectful kid in Scouts class that her father defended African Americans | Round Characters- Atticus the dad of the finch's was described exclusively within the story Boo Radley was described in depth in this when Jem explained who and how he was
10: 10 | Symbols | The Mocking bird symbolizes Mockingbirds as harmless, innocent creatures so killing them is wrong because they don't hurt anyone. | "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." (10.7) | "Boo Radley is a mocking bird in the book because he at the end of the story was different from what people said about him. He was a gentlemen and if Heck Tate and Atticus told the town about his heroism saving Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell the church ladies would flood him with cakes and things but, Boo wasnt kept inside he chose to stay there."
11: 11 | Tom Robinson is a Mocking bird because he was accused of raping a young women on a train and was sought as a bad and horrible person according to the court but come to find out he was a friendly person who helps others when needed | Scout Finch is a Mocking bird because at first she thought fighting was a solution to everything. Atticus tells Scout not to fight anymore due to the trouble she got in during school. Although she doesn't drop her tomboyish was she does see that being a lady does have its value.
12: 12 | Theme | Courage Prejudice Growing up | "When you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." "They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it—seems that only children weep." "When they finally saw him, why he hadn't done any of those things . . . Atticus, he was real nice. . . ." His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me. "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them." He turned out the light and went into Jem's room. He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning."
13: 13 | This proves the theme of "Courage" because its basically saying that even though you get knocked down you get back up and continue. Their saying that Tom Robinson in his case of being accused of raping a young women that he would do it again and only his children would feel bad if he was jailed. Atticus although he saw his children as adults he still put them to bed and took care of them as if they were little bitty and still sees them as his little kids. | This could be used in real life because Courage is the since of "If you get kicked down just get back up" and is used in so many sinces of describing someone. This could be used in real life because yes we did use racism back then and when someone was on trial for doing a crime. This could be used in real life because everyone does grow up at some point but to parents no matter what they say they see you as they would still treat you and see you as their little child.
14: 14 | Personal Reflection | In the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird it sparked my interest in many ways with all the drama and humor within it. My least favorite, however, was the trial the African American Tom Robinson was put on for raping a young white woman on a train going to Scottsboro Alabama. My issue with the trial is when Atticus made his testimony everything he had called out to the young girl was true in fact all signs pointed to Tom Robinson was not guilty. However, because Tom was African American he was convicted guilty by the fault of an all-white jury; later Tom broke out of jail and was shot to death. My favorite part of this novel was when Bob Edwell was stabbed by Boo Radley because Boo was protecting Jem and Scout from being attacked. After Bob felt as though he was made a fool of he himself he wanted revenge on Atticus and the judge, Bob runs into Scout and Jem who were walking home from a Halloween party and attacks them. Boo then protects the children stabbing Bob in the struggle Boo later carried Jem home while the sheriff, also protecting Boo, insisted Bob only tripped over a tree root to fall onto Boo’s knife.