S: To Kill a Mockingbird literary analysis
BC: "I don't like your new hat Bertha! Take it off now!" | This hat is who I am Bobby. Don't judge me. Just let me be myself.
FC: To Kill a Mockingbird literary analysis. By: Lyzzy Obermiller
1: Table of Contents
2: Setting | This story is set in Maycomb Alabama. | The year is about 1936 to 1939.
3: Maycomb was an old town" (Lee 5). From this you can tell that the town was already established by then. "In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks the courthouse sagged in the square" (Lee 5). From this you can infer that it is a rural town "established a homestead on the banks of the Alabama River" (Lee 4).
4: Point of View | To Kill a Mockingbird is mostly told from Scout's point of view. | “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” Scout, Page 18 | Jean Louise "Scout" Finch is a five year old at the start of the story, eight by the end. She wears her hair short and wears overalls. She is very tomboyish. | The Author uses Scout's perspective to show how our children understand more than we think they do. She also did this to show us the world through the innocent eyes of a child
5: Towards the end of the book you get to see what was going on in Arthur's (Boo's) mind through out the duration of the book. | "Summer, and he watched his children's heart break. Autumn again, and Boo's children needed him." (31.25-31) | Arthur "Boo" Radley is a recluse. He enjoys staying inside and in the dark. We didn't get a good description of him in the story because of this. | The Author used his perspective at the end of the story to show us how Scout had changed through the story. How Scout had grown up.
8: Conflict | One of the main conflicts of this book was the Tom Robinson trial. | Tom was an innocent man who was just helping out a young woman, when she came on to him | He resisted but could not get away before the woman's father got home. The father then beat his daughter then blamed Tom for both beating her and raping her.
9: Jem and Scout are attacked on their way home from the Halloween party going on at the High School. | Bob Ewell attacked them in revenge to Atticus for defending Tom and proving Bob to be a liar. | Boo Radley was the one that saved the kids. The book was not clear on who killed Bob Ewell but it can be inferred that it was Boo Radley.
10: Dynamic Characters