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To Kill a Mockingbird

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S: Cameron Manlove

FC: To Kill a Mockingbird

1: Table of Contents Setting- pg 2-5 Point of View- pg 6 Conflicts- pg 7 Characterization- pg 8

2: Setting | "There's his chillun" (Scout 135) | "First, apologize to your Aunt" (Atticus 136). | "Let's get this clear: you do as Calpurnia tells you, you do as I tell you, and as long as your Aunt's in this house, you will do as she tells you. Understand?" (Atticus 136). | The way the characters talks tells the reader that the story must take place somewhere in the south. | The parenting of the south was a very disciplined way of parenting | People will do as their elders tell them no and, ifs or buts about it.

3: The Scottsboro boys were accused of gang raping two young women. The whole accusation was all a lie by the two women. There is then the case of Emmet Till who was a fourteen year old boy who was killed by two white men who killed him for saying "Bye, baby" to a white woman. The death of Emmet Till is just a example of how racist white people were against the colored in the south.

4: Cartoon in Montgomery Advertiser that depicts Atticus Finch | Sit-ins in Alabama and across the United States

5: Scottsboro boys accused of gang raping two white women | Atticus represents Leibowietz from the Scottsboro boys case

6: Point of View | The point of view that Harper Lee has chosen is First Person and this is told through the eyes of a little girl named scout. Lee most likely chose to tell the story from this type of person is most likely to show how much different the world looked through the eyes of the innocent. Scout representing an innocent "Mockingbird".

7: Conflicts | Man Vs. Man | "Why didn't you bring it?" Jem yelled. "Why don't you get it?" I screamed. | Man Vs. Nature | If Miss Atkinson found a blade of nut grass she would attack it. | Man Vs. Self | Scout not telling jem there is more to being a girl

8: CHARACTERIZATION | DYNAMIC: | Scout- A girl that is oblivious to the real there by making her vulnerable to people with corruptive personalities. | She is a questioner and observer, asked tough questions but she can because she is a child. | Jem- A boy that ages from 10 to 13, a important part in any child's life. | Through the course of the book, Jems definition of bravery changes.

9: STATIC: | Atticus- A very serious and hardworking father who is almost always strict. | Tom Robinson- Very shy and polite, a gentleman who never does wrong. | Atticus does not show any sort of change throughout the story with his attitude. | Even after being convicted he still apologizes even though he did nothing wrong.

10: Symbols | The mockingbird represents the idea of innocence and that to kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. The title has very little literal connection to the plot of the story. The connection between the title and the main theme is shown several times in the novel: After Tom Robinson is shot, Mr. Underwood compares his death to the 'senseless slaughter of songbirds.'

11: Mockingbirds of the Story | Boo Radley

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