This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

715 words - 3 pages

To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama. The story is told through the eyes of Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, who is the age of six in the beginning of the tale. She tells the story in sequential order for the period of three summers.

Jean Louise ‘Scout’ Finch
She narrates the story describing her life between the ages of six and nine.  She is a tomboy and well educated, mainly due to her father, and she has an optimistic view of the world and people around her. She lives with her widowed father, older brother and their black cook.
Atticus Finch
Scout’s father is a lawyer in Maycomb and is descended from a well-respected local family. He has had to raise his children alone and has instilled in them a strong sense of morality and fair play.  During the 1930’s there were great problems between the races, and he was one of the few committed to attaining equality for both blacks and ...view middle of the document...

Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley
A recluse who has never set foot outside his house for fifteen years who becomes a source of intrigue for the children, adding fuel to their fertile imaginations.
The Characters seem very real to me . The situations and lessons learn in the book ,seem as if I was there myself. Also the framing of the black man, shows the racism that I've read about in other books. Also what I've experienced myself before.

The main conflicts of the story involve Tom Robinson and Boo Radley.
Boo has been shut away from the world by his father and then later his brother through an incident which occurred fifteen years earlier when he stabbed his father with a pair of scissors.  The suggestion is that he had gone mad and should have been committed to an asylum. His influence in our story is all-good in that he gives gifts to the children, repairs Jem’s pants when they are caught on the fence and, of course, saves the children’s lives when Bob Ewell attacks them.  Sheriff Tate recognizes the vulnerability of Boo and that any publicity would destroy him, so he says that the death was an accident. Yet even though he is a good person he is misunderstood.
Tom Robinson is actually killed and his death is a sin committed by the whole white community of Maycomb.  All he tried to do was to abide by the rules of the society in which he lived and when a black person is asked to do a chore he obeys(in those times).
I do not agree wit the actions of the jury,and also the other things against the community. Discrimination is that of the dominant white community over the subservient black community.  They are not given the same opportunities regarding education, illustrated by the visit to the Negro church where only a few can read.  As a result they have no opportunity to obtain a decent job and their families are doomed to live in poverty. When any criminal act has taken place the blame immediately falls on the black community.

This novel shows people of the today ,how it was back then. With all the injustice things going on ,and how people were so one sided. I enjoyed the novel ,but It made me feel bad about certain situations. I would recommend this book to someone.

Other Papers Like To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

The Significane Of The Title Of The Book, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' By Harper Lee

684 words - 3 pages One of the hardest jobs for an author is to choose a good title for their writing. It has to be catchy, relevant to the story, and hints at the content of the story without revealing too much. Harper Lee does this successfully by titling her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird". Besides evoking interest in the potential reader, the title is very significant and symbolic to the story. Atticus tells his children that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird and

Who Scout Understands in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

753 words - 4 pages "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." Who are the people Scout comes to understand as a result of following Atticus' advice? To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, explores different themes and contains many important lessons. One of these lessons is empathy and understanding which is introduced to the main

"To Kill A Mocking Bird" By Harper Lee

2426 words - 10 pages similarities between Elizabeth and To Kill a Mocking Bird (TKMB) relating to changing perspectives. The main topic in both texts is highlighting the resistance of the average society to change.In TKMB Atticus threatens change by arguing Tom's innocence, believing a Negro should be entitled to equal rights as a white in an equal justice system. People perceive this as an initial stepping stone for change to occur and blacks to have equal right. Their

What Is The Importance Of Boo Radley In The Story "To Kill A Mockingbird" By Harper Lee?

924 words - 4 pages Boo Radley is a subtle, yet very important character to the structure of the story of "To Kill A Mockingbird". We can learn a lot about him by regarding him from the viewpoint of several other characters in the book.His own family, the Radley family, are ashamed of him and disgraced by him. When Boo was involved in some 'antics' as a fifteen year old, Mr. Radley refused to send him to the state industrial school even though it wasn't considered

To Kill a Mockingbird - How does Harper Lee present Dill in this passage?

517 words - 3 pages How does Harper Lee present Dill in this passage? Dill is from the Mississippi, he is spending the summer in Maycomb with his aunt Rachael. His family was originally from Maycomb County, and his mother works for a photographer. His father is absent as Dill tells Scout and Jem that, “I haven’t got one.” Dill told the children that his mother entered him for a beautiful child competition and won five dollars but judging by his appearance

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

1380 words - 6 pages prejudice, rumors and stories, and just evil in general. For the past 70+ years, Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" has - 4 been read by many people, of all ages and race. Because of it's individualism and uniqueness, in that Lee is the only author known to have developed this theme, this book will most likely remain famous and thought-provoking in the next 70+ years as well, as well as continue as one of the most outstanding books in the past century.

The Obstacle Course Known As Childhood. An Essay About The Difficulties Of Childhood Using "To Kill A Mockingbird" By Harper Lee As Its Source

811 words - 4 pages One of the most difficult time in a person's life is childhood. It is a time where human beings are trying to understand the world around them. This is how it is for the lives of the fictional characters Scout, Jem, and Dill in the novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee. The children have a difficult time in the novel because of the opinion of others, the events of Maycomb, and the conflicts of emotions.In the novel Scout and Jem have to

To Kill a Mocking Bird: Critical Essay Author: Harper Lee

537 words - 3 pages References to the title in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mocking Bird suggest that both Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are "mockingbirds." The reader is led to understand that the term suggests an innocent harmless creature that should not be made to suffer. Both Boo Radley and Tom Robinson fit such characteristics. Just like a mockingbird doesn't do anything but sing, both Tom Robinson and Boo Radley just help people out, never doing anyone any

"To Kill A Mocking Bird" By Harper Lee: How The Ideology Of Expectations Played A Significant Role Throught The Book

932 words - 4 pages Expectations.In "To Kill a Mockingbird", the author, Harper Lee, makes it clear that the expectations that Aunt Alexandra had for people were immoral. Aunt Alexandra expected Scout to dress and act like a lady. She wanted her to do things, such as wearing dresses, talking like a lady, and not doing things that boys do. However, Scout was not ready to make that change, because she was used to doing the exact opposite of what Aunt Alexandra asked

How Does Harper Lee Use Minor Characters In To Kill A Mockingbird To Explore Some Of The Main Concerns In The Novel?

1011 words - 5 pages How does Harper Lee use minor characters in To Kill a Mockingbird to explore some of the main concerns in the novel?-----------------------------------Harper Lee uses minor characters in a variety of different ways to help explore and expose some of the main concerns brought up in the book, ranging from strict town morals, justice, all the way to racism and death due to racism. I have chosen to outline some of the ways in which Harper Lee uses

Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" And John Howard Griffin's "Black Like Me"

710 words - 3 pages , recognized this injustice towards African Americans and were inspired to make a difference through literature. Published in 1960, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird gave readers a small glimpse into South American life during the 1930's. The setting of the book, Maycomb County, depicted real issues such as poverty, uneducated children and racism. These problems were illustrated through the day to day lives of the Finch family who invited

Related Essays

To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

2303 words - 10 pages techniques—to carefully craft a world on screen that will win over their audience. A perfect example of this method of persuasion is used in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird. Adapted from Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1960, the film follows the family of widowed father Atticus Finch as he tries to raise his two children, Jem and Scout, in Depression-era Alabama during the thick of racial tensions. Atticus, an attorney, accepts the defense

To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

861 words - 4 pages kill a mockingbird.” (90) Attiucs say’s that to his son, but it’ significance is that Tom Robinson is a innocent man that has never harmed anyone and he gets killed, in Atticus’s mind Tom Robinson is a mockingbird that is killed.      I think that Atticus Finch was a good father to his kids. He was not a strict parent, he let them learn what’s right and wrong on there own. Thou Atticus was not a racist man Scout had

A Greater Meaning: "To Kill A Mockingbird" By Harper Lee

1333 words - 6 pages mad dog Tim Johnson, and Atticus Finch. The use of writing tools such as symbolism and foreshadowing provide for a great story when combined with writing tools such as symbolism and foreshadowing. This book teaches people the very morals that are challenged in this epic novel.BILBIOGRAPHY"To Kill a Mockingbird", written by Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Reflection

767 words - 4 pages strongly mirrors it¡¯s context and was greatly influenced by the values and beliefs of the people at the time. To Kill a Mockingbird in my opinion doesn¡¯t represent a true 1930s. It contains many main characters such as Calpurnia and Atticus who have morals and personalities that I felt out-step the time period. These qualities seem to originate from the essence of The Civil Rights Movement instead. In the 1930s an African American woman wouldn¡¯t