FC: To Kill a Mocking Bird -Christina Prosser
1: Setting | Where something takes place.
2: In the book it take place in an area called Maycomb, somewhere around the 1900's.
3: Maycome was an older town, whenever it rained the dirty would turn a rusty red and flood into the streets. Grass grew on the sides of the roads and onto the side walks were no one would walk any ways. This was the type of town where the kids could go out onto the streets and play, get dirty, and drink out of the hose. This was the type of town that people now, would hate to be around and defiantly hate to live in.
4: "Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when i first knew it", (Lee pg 6) | "In rainy weather the streets turned to red slope; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow it as hotter then: a black dog suffered on a summer's day; bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Mens stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o' clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frosting of sweat and sweet talcum". (Lee pg 6)
5: In the story you should pay attention to the way things are placed because it can show more details about the characters. It could show more understanding about what some of the characters go through. You will start to realize the "Mocking Birds" in the story, just by the way some of there settings are.
6: Emmit Till | Emmit Till was one of the African Americans in the story. His case says that he went to visit his Aunt in Mississippi but he didn't go home alive. It is said that he said to a white woman, leaving the store, "bye baby". | They found his body a few days later badly beaten. They couldn't even identify him at first, he had to be identified by his ring. 2 men were found later on and arrested.
7: Scottsboro Boys | 9 Teenage boy accused of Rape in 1931. The case was dealt with racism and the right to a fair trial. The case included and all white jury, frameup, rushed trials, attempted lynching, and an angry mob to go with all of it. It wasn't a fair trial.
8: In both of these cases I do not feel as if they were fair. There was a boy brutally beaten just for messing around and saying "bye babe" to a white woman. Scottsboro Boys shouldn't have done what they have done but that doesn't give anyone the right to use their race against them. How is that fair? In the world every day, someone is raped. Someone is beaten to death. Someone looses their child. Every day a child is killed. This stuff continues to happen even when people know what the consequences are. That doesn't stop people though. Neither did judging them by the color of their skin.
9: Point of View | A way of speaking, an altitude about something. kinda like an opinion.
10: The story's point of view was told in first person. The narrator was Scout, the young girl in the story. In the story the narrator was a girl. A young girl who's age was about 8. Her name in To Kill a Mocking Bird was Scout, and she wasn't very "lady like". She was more like a brother to the boys then a sister.
11: "I wonder if Mr. Avery knew how hopefully we had watched last summer for him to repeat his performance, and reflected that if this was our reward, there was something to say for sing. I did not wonder where Mr. Avery gathered his meteorological statistics: they came straight from theRosetta Stone
12: I think that Harper Lee chose to tell this story from the perspective of a young girl instead of from Jem or Atticus's perspective, because scout new things Jem and Atticus didn't They were older and new more about what was going on, but it is also interesting to here a story from a kids perspective because they tell the story in different ways each time. It just makes it fun!
13: "Summer finally came, but Dill never showed. I remember Scout getting a letter from the boy, and was so upset after she had read it. I had asked her what was wrong but she just ignored. Dills fathers a lawyer like me, so maybe the boy got into trouble with the law and his dads trying to get him out of the pit hes gotten himself in. Ill just have to write him and figure out why Dill hasn't showed up here yet."
16: Dynamic Character- a literary or dramatic character who under goes an important inner change; change in personality or attitude. | Static Character- a literary or dramatic character who under goes little or no inner change; a character that does not develop over time.
17: Atticus was a dynamic character. After his wife died he had to step up and raise Scout and Jem all by himself. Being a single parent is never easy to do. He had to change some things about himself to learn how to take care of his children while working at the same time. | Bob Ewell- He accused Tom Robinson of raping his daughter. He has to start acting completely innocent of the crime that he has really done. He's the one who raped his daughter because, he's nothing but a drunk.
18: Scout She stayed the same throughout the whole story. She never changed her personality, her appearance, attitude, nothing.