BC: THE END
FC: Brandt Anderson | To Kill a Mockingbird
1: Table of Contents | 1 Table of Conflicts 2 & 3 Summary 4 & 5 Scottsboro boys 6 & 7 Point of View 8 & 9 Conflicts 10 & 11 Characterzation 12 & 13 Three Symbols 14 & 15 Themes 16 Personal Reflection 17 Main Characters
2: Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird highlights heroism and courage in a small Alabama town called Maycomb with the poverty and racial tensions characteristic of the south in 1935. The novel focuses on the Finch family over the course of two years—lawyer and father Atticus Finch; his ten-year-old son, Jem; and his six-year-old daughter, Jean Louise, “aka” Scout. Scout serves as the narrator of the book; her narration is based on her memories of the events leading up to, during, and after her father's defense of a black man, Tom Robinson, accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Through.Scout's inexperienced eyesThrough the novel, Lee strives to illustrate the racial climate of the South in the 1930s, a time racial segregation was big and vicious for any colored man. | Summary of How to KIll a Mockingbird
3: Some quotes describing the town of Maycomb | "Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it" (Lee 6). "Bought three slaves and with their aid established a homestead on the banks of the Alabama River some forty miles above Saint Stephens" (lee 4). Understanding the setting is essential to the story because it shows who and where the character is from making you feel for the character
4: The Scottsboro boys | The scottsboro boys were nine black men who were riding the same train as two white females. The females lied and said that the nine black men raped the two females. It took a few years for the nine black men to show that they all were innocent, when it should of ended sooner when one of the females came out and said she was never even touched. The scottsboro boys and To Kill a Mockingbird are very alike because Tom Robinson was accused to, when the evidence was clear that he was innocent. Another case of racism was Emmett Till a young black man accused of flirting. This cost him his life, because back then no black man should of been treated different.
5: Real world Events & Tkam events | Real world Events | Tkam Events | Emmett till getting slayed Tom Robinson getting killed Racism in public and online Blaming Tom b/c he is a black man 9/11 Everyone hates Arabs Nobody thought blacks should have rights.
6: Point of View | What is P.O.V? Its the position of the narrator in relation to the story, as indicated by the narrator's outlook from which the events are depicted and by the attitude toward the characters. | Now in How to Kill a Mockingbird they use First Person to tell the story, The person who is telling the story is Scout she had no comprehension of the complex web of sexual fears and racial prejudice which makes her an outstanding character to tell this story, because it shows how innocent she is. Here is a quote in the book showing that she is telling the story "I beg your pardon, Jean Louise?" (Lee 26). This shows that it is in first person because it uses I.
7: (Other character P.O.V)
8: Conflicts in How to Kill a Mockingbird | Tom Robinson trying to outrun the cops and getting shot more than 17 times. This was a man vs self conflict because he could of had a great chance of winning the case and getting set free, but he tried to make his own luck. This was a external conflict. | Another case of conflict was man vs society when Atticus was fighting to free Tom, everybody knew that Tom did nothing and got blamed for the incident, even though there was no big evidence and no proof of self harm to Mayella. The only thing that stopped Tom from being free was racism, because it was never in favor that a black man won the case back then.
9: Conflicts Continued.... | Another conflict that I found is when Scout and her teacher before she went to school. she read every night with Atticus and Jem then, when she went back to school and her teacher made her stop reading because she was to "advanced" This was a man vs society, because they tried to dumb down the kids. This was also a example of external.
10: Characterization | Static Characters | Bob Ewell- is a static character because in the beginning hes mean, and a drunk, also he is a bad parent all through out the story. | Atticus Finch- is a static character because he is still the same person from the beginning of the story to the end, he stayed strong and was a hero from many perspective, who taught a lot of people that everyone is equal.
11: Dynamic Character | Scout Finch- is a dynamic character because in the beginning she did not want to be a classy lady, but in the end she starts wearing dresses. Jem Finch- is a dynamic character because in the beginning he was a playful kid, then he started to mature and drift away from scout and not play with her as much.
12: The Three Mockingbirds | Boo Radley- He could be one of the three mockingbirds because he has never been a burden to anyone around him, also he never hurt anyone for no reason and he just a nice enough guy to stay out of your way Tom Robinson- He could be another one of the three mockingbirds because he is a innocent black man , when he did not do anything wrong in the first place, he helped Mayella and got stabbed in the back. Scout Finch- She could be one of the three mockingbirds because she is a child who is innocent and has never seen the true world in its ugly forms.
14: Themes | Persecuting a innocent person just because of their skin color. An amazing quote I found in the book is "You don't know someone til you walk in their skin" (Lee 30). I think this was perfectly said, because it shows that you can't judge a book by it's cover if you don't know anything about them. Just because Tom was black does not make him a person to be accused of rape. This theme can be applied to the real world as you heard of WW2 when you see Jews being killed of there culture.
15: Themes continue | Another theme could be fear. There was a ton of it showed in To Kill a Mockingbird. One quote that showed fear was, "Jem wanted Dill to know once and for all that he wasn't scared of anything: "It's just that I can't think of a way to make him come out without him gettin' us." Besides, Jem had his little sister to think of. When he said that, I knew he was afraid. This quote proves that they were scared to go and touch Boo Radley's house. You can see this in real world like the fear of war with other nations because no one wants another nuclear war like Hiroshima.
16: Personal Reflection | Me personally I did not like TKaM, I think the only reason it is a big national book because it showed the wrong in racism that we had. My favorite part of the book was the part where Jem and Scout was getting chased because the story was dragging on and that part put a step in excitement/action. My least favorite part was when Tom Robinson died because it had a sad turning point in the story.
17: Main Characters | Jean Louise “Scout” Finch- Protagonist, Narrator. Innocent six year old. Jem Finch- Older brother of scout, Teaches her many lessons in the book. Atticus Finch- A father of Jem and Scout, also a lawyer, Defending a black man.