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To Kill a MockingBird

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FC: Kileigh Holmes | To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

2: The setting of To Kill A MockingBird | Small town Alabama, 1930s.town. Abusive families living by the dump; and a pretty nasty racial divide. To Kill a Mockingbird is at the fictional small Southern town of Maycomb in the 1930s (Tom's trial takes place in 1935). Slavery and the Civil War of the 1860s is till around. | Maycomb is a small, hot and sleepy town where the residents are privy to the details of each other's lives. The atmosphere of Maycomb is relaxed and inward-looking: "there was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County". | The setting is important to the story because without knowing setting details and where and whats happening the story would quickly rise to confusion. Not knowing the setting also could change details about characters and their setting.

3: Although Maycomb is portrayed as a safe place, where everyone left their houses unlocked, this peace is undercut by a deeply-felt, violent racism which divides its white and African-American populations. (http://www.bookdrum.com/books/to-kill-a-mockingbird/9780099419785/setting.html)

4: Point Of View | Scout narrates in the first person, telling what she saw and heard at the time and augmenting this narration with thoughts and assessments of her experiences in retrospect. Although she is by no means an omniscient narrator, she has matured considerably over the intervening years and often implicitly and humorously comments on the naveté she displayed in her thoughts and actions as a young girl. Scout mostly tells of her own thoughts but also devotes considerable time to recounting and analyzing Jem’s thoughts and actions | Scout tells the story in first person, telling what she saw and heard and her experiences throughout the story. Scout displays her thoughts and actions as a young girl. Scout mostly tells of her own thoughts but also devotes time to recounting Jem’s thoughts and actions

5: The narrator is speaking from the perspective of Scout in Harper Lee's story To Kill a Mockingbird, but it's worth remembering that the narrator is an adult woman, looking back across multiple decades as she remembers and relives her childhood. The narrator has far more understanding of what is unfolding that does her younger self, the one is experiencing everything first hand. To say simply that the story is told from Scout's perspective, I think, is to miss out on this often very well executed distinction between Scout-as-narrator and Scout-as-character. (http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/lee-tells-story-from-scouts-point-view-what-effect-132437) | Point of View Continued.....

6: Conflict | The main conflict in To Kill a Mockingbird is that Tom, who is black, is accused of raping Mayella, who is a white woman (Man vs White Society.) | Boo Radley vs. Society: Viewed as the town freak, the parents of the community tell stories of Boo, and warn their children against going near him, or even worse: becoming him. These stories and the curiosity built up inside every child leads Radley to be set off from society. (http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-conflicts-kill-mockingbird-303137) | Internal | External

7: Bob Ewell vs. Tom Robinson - The conflict between the Ewells and Tom is not necessarily a direct hatred but it is a significant conflict in the story. Bob Ewell has his daughter, Mayella, accuse Tom of raping her. In truth, it was Bob who had raped and beat her. So Bob creates the conflict so he can get away with the crime. Tom is also a convenient and convincing "rapist" because he was at the house frequently and because he is black. This indirect conflict was settled in court and Tom was convicted of Bob' crime (http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-conflicts-kill-mockingbird-303137) | Conflicts continued.... | Bob changes through the story because the rest of the society is against black, making it a white community and bob is neutral in thought, and doesn't treat Tom like the others do. | External

8: Characterization | Round Character: | Flat Character | Dynamic Character: Jem changes into a young man, and realizes that justice should be given to all people. This is shown by how Atticus gets treated in school, after everything thats happened people are nice to Atticus even though they don't like him. | static character :would be Atticus, he is very firm in his ways and doesn't change them, regardless of others opinions and thoughts. | Round character would again be atticus, he's a loving father and amazing lawyer and etc. | flat character would be scouts teacher, i can't remember her name, but she's not the general strict teacher and shes the type who doesn't punish and doesn't disipline therefore doing nothing for the children in the long run

9: Symbols! | In this story of innocents destroyed by evil, the “mockingbird” comes to represent the idea of innocence. Thus, to kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Throughout the book, a number of characters (Jem, Tom Robinson, Dill, Boo Radley, Mr. Raymond) can be identified as mockingbirds—innocents who have been injured or destroyed through contact with evil. | Boo Radley: Boo is an smart child ruined by a cruel father. The bird is just innocent just as Boo is. | Tom Robinson: Tom represents a mocking bird for being innocent and not raping that girl. | Scout Finch:Scout presents and mends Jem’s pants, he gradually becomes increasingly and intriguingly real to them. At the end of the novel, he becomes fully human to Scout

10: Theme | In to Kill a Mocking Bird I can say quite a few themes of the story, Maycomb is a town based on who you know and you skin color. Although i believe that, that way of life is not really living, i think a good theme for this story is "family means together" this relates to me and my life because in our family we put another before anything in life. In to kill a mocking bird the concept is a little different, at first no one in the white community of Maycomb accepted the black ethnicity.

11: Self Evaluation | With reading to Kill a Mocking Bird i found that not all things are the same as in the movies. Although some are very simular, not all are the same, my favorite part of this book is how the neighborhood treats him after all is said and done and how rasicm is handled after the story.

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