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Chris's Literary Analysis Paper

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FC: By : Chris Dietz P2 | My literary analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird

1: Table of Contents | Setting.... Pg.2 Point of View.... Pg.3 & 4 Conflict.... Pg.5 Character.... Pg.6 Symbol.... Pg.7 Theme.... Pg.8 Personal Reflection.... Pg.9

2: Setting | The setting of To Kill a Mockingbird takes pace in the small town of Maycomb Alabama, during The Great Depression in the1930's. | "Maycomb was an old town, a tired town in rainy weather turned the streets into red slop; grass grew on the sidewalk,the courthouse sagged in the square". Lee pg. 6 | According to multiple sources, the Scottsboro Trials were unjust trials of six black men accused of raping two white women on a train in Alabama. Due to an all white jury all of them were guilty with rape charges of the death penalty was later repealed. | - The setting shows us that Scout as well as her family have a rough life in Maycomb Alabama. | - The Trials and court cases of today are better than the trials back in Maycomb Alabama because of racial equality people are treated better and given a fair trial today

3: Point of View | The story is shown to us in first person through the eyes of Jean Louise Finch (aka Scout) and her life as she grows up during The Great Depression and the development of Racism. | Scout is described as having short brown hair, blue eyes, pale skin with rosy cheeks, and always having an adventurous look on her face.

4: All i felt was anger and hatred towards Mrs. Dubose who did she think she was calling Atticus those names i was upset so i grabbed scouts baton and chopped down her reched flowers. She deserved it anyways. - Jem

5: Conflict | 1. One conflict is between Jem and Mrs. Debose whenever she insulted Jem he could not control his anger anymore and took Scouts baton and chopped all of her flowers down now because of that he has to read to her for a month. | 2. Another conflict is from the beginning of the story and Miss. Caroline and how she doesn't approve of Scouts ability to read and write. Now her andAtticus read in secret. | 3. A third conflicts id of Calpurina yelling at Scout for calling Walter out for putting syrup on all of his food and then she had to finish her food in the other room. | External | Internal | One internal conflict is that of Atticus shooting Tim Johnson. Atticus is so good of a shot that he chooses to never use a gun because he feels like he has an unfair advantage over the world so he does not shoot unless its absolutely necessary.

6: Character | Scout: Dynamic; Round - The narrator and main character of this story shes a very strong willed and smart person who is very outgoing and straight forward. Jem: Dynamic; Round - Scouts brother and protector, hes a typical American boy whos is one of the main characters. Calpurnia: Static; Flat - The Finches African American cook, she connects Scout's and Jem's world withe the African American world Dill: Dynamic; Round - Jem and Scouts summer neighbor. He is young and contributes the perspective of childhood innocence and curiosity. Aunt Alexandria: Static; Flat - Atticus's sister as well as Jem and Scouts aunt. She is the perfect southern lady and often gets into fights with scout over property and tradition.

7: Symbol | The mockingbird was supposed to represent innocence and the title also refers to Atticus's quote " Remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird". | - The mockingbird represents the good, innocent people such as Tom Robinson. | - The three charters that could be concidered mockingbirds are Tom Robinson, Atticus Finch, and Calpurnia.

8: Theme | - The Theme for to kill a mocking bird is to fight for what you believe in no matter what the risks. I chose this theme for the book because even when almost the whole town was against Atticus he still fought for Tom Robinson at his trial for his freedom. He fought for what he believed was the right thing to do even when everyone was against him. A quote from the story to prove my theme is correct is when Atticus says "You never really understand a person until you conceder things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it".

9: Personal Reflection | - Over all I enjoyed "To KIll a Mockingbird" I found the book to be eye opening and incredibly enjoyable. The moral learned through this book should never be forgotten in society. A moral of this book would be to fight for what you believe in no matter what everyone else says. i believe this because Atticus fought for Tom because he believed it was the right thing to do, no matter what almost the whole town thought. The racism that was developed back then was terrible, African American men put on trial and condemned to death for things most didn't even do. The world was unjust to these men and even fewer cared.

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