FC: To Kill A Mockingbird Author: Harper Lee Visual Literary Analysis by: Taylor Creech
2: "Maycomb was an old town..." (Lee 6). States Maycomb was a town that was historical and had traditions of living styles and patterns of life. "Being southerners, it was a source of shame to some members of the family that we had no recorded ancestors on either side of the battle of Hastings" (Lee 3-4). The Finch family are southerners and they aren't involved with the ancestors of the people who were in the battle of Hastings. | "So Simon, having forgotten his teacher's dictum on the possession of human chattels, bought three slaves and with their aid established a homestead on the banks of the Alabama river..."(Lee 4). This book took place during slavery, which Alabama and Maycomb where close. Slavery had influenced racism.
3: The setting reflects on the characters and the conflicts due to the fact that it is based on the south during the 1900's. Slavery was a big influence to racism and therefore trials have been held against Africans because whites seem to think they are better than everyone els. Africans are the "problem" of everything that has happened. In this book, some of the conflicts are based on real life events.
4: A real life event that has happened was Scottsboro boys. They were accused of kidnap and murder. No one seemed to care to give the boys a chance to be heard. They ended up being released a few years later, which a few were near their death beds when this came to happen. Another real life event was the Emmett Till trial. He was a victim of accusation. He had been claimed of raping a small white girl.
5: REAL LIFE: Trails on Africans> Racism (no one cared about them) BOOK: Tom Robertson was on trial REAL LIFE: Kidnap, rape, murder accusations BOOK: Tom accused of rape and abuse REAL LIFE: Boys and Till went to jail (until near death) BOOK: Tom went to jail (for a few month) REAL LIFE: One person stood up for the boys and Till BOOK: Atticus stood up for Tom
6: This book is in First person point of view. It is Scouts point of view only. "I maintain that the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four years my senior..."(Lee 3). Scout had said this. she is the static character, who sees most of what happens with the story.
7: Harper Lee uses Scout as the main character because she tells what happens and she sees most things. Jem and Atticus only see parts of the story not the whole thing. They tend to react differently to situations while Scout has the same reaction and she keep things consistent. People can relate more to Scout then to Jem or Atticus.
9: This is at the point of view of Atticus. I arrived home to find a dog running wild. I told Cal, "Get in the house and keep the kids in there too." I grabbed a gun, unsure if I could shoot the dog. I walked up to him and lifted the gun up to my shoulder and aimed. I hesitated, so I put the gun down. I raise it again to aim and I pulled the trigger killing the dog. I walked away, back to the house with my head down. I wondered why I shot the dog when I committed to never shoot again.
11: Atticus vs. a Mob, which would be external: Man Vs Man Call sees dog running ramped: External: Man Vs Environment (dog) Tom Robertson being accused: External: Man Vs Society | Atticus was quite before the flash mob had appeared, then he became determined to help Tom be seen as innocent. Cal was at peace and before her conflict with the dog, then she became terrified. Tom Robertson was scared before the trial and after. He had be come happy toward Atticus for his effort and, then terrified because he had to get executed.
12: Dynamic Characters Jem: talked all the time, then became silent after and unexplained incident Scout would try to talk to him, but he isolated himself from everyone for awhile. Attics: calm most of the time then got nervous (which he never gets) During the trial he had become nervous because he knew he had failed for the first time. The sweat he produced had symbolized his upcoming failure.
13: Static Characters Scout: always observing and quite most of the time. She had asked a few questions out of curiosity and kept her observing side. Dill: not really all that talkative He stays the same. He had asked about things that he wondered about.
15: Symbols The mockingbird in this book symbolizes the character Bob Ewell. He had spread gossip that Tom Robertson had beat and rapped his daughter. Bob Ewell had lied and repeated the gossip several times. The title states that the characters are "mockingbirds" they repeat or react what the others have done (mostly for the bad things).
17: "Mockingbird" Characters Boo Radley: He observes his surroundings. Tom Robertson: He got killed because the mockingbirds had said he rapped and beat Bob Ewells daughter. Tom had taken the fall for the other mockingbirds. Scout Finch: She helps gossip travel. She tells people how or why things happen. She got mad because people had called her daddy a "nigger-lover" and she had told them that he was just sticking up for an innocent man.
18: You shouldn't judge people on their looks. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb inside his skin and walk around in it" (Lee 146). You cant just look at a person and know their life story. You have to be them and go through what they went through to know. Someone may look terrifying, but they could be innocent and sweet if you just got to know them better or the complete opposite. | Themes
20: Getting rid of drama and lies leads to truth and honesty. "Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts" (Lee 311). The adjectives would be lies or the drama, therefore by "deleting" them it leads to facts (aka the truth and honesty). If you get rid of the nonsence you feel relieved and at peace, but with it you are stressed and feel frustrated.
23: In my person opinion, I wouldn't suggest this book to others. I didn't feel like it related to me what-so-ever. It was a book that wasn't really my type. I didn't get the output of what Mrs.White got out of it. I had a different output and it messed me up. She was stating how the characters looked and honestly, I didn't understand how she got that out of the reading. I didn't understand it. My brain kept traveling to things that happened to me or of something that was just off the wall random things. | My personal Review