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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

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Setting

Setting

Maycomb, Alabama (fictional city)

1933-1935

Although slavery has long been abolished, the Southerners in Maycomb continue to believe in white supremacy.

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Themes

Themes

Racial Prejudice

Social Snobbery

Morality

Tolerance

Patience

Equality

The Need for Compassion

The Need for Conscience

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Symbolism

Symbolism

The Mockingbird: Symbolizes Everything That is Good and Harmless in This World

The mockingbird only sings to please others and therefore it is considered a sin to shoot a mockingbird. They are considered harmless creatures who give joy with their song.

The mockingbird image or symbol appears four times in the novel.

Two characters in the novel symbolize the mockingbird: Tom Robinson & Boo Radley.

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Jean Louis Finch – “Scout”

Jean Louis Finch – “Scout”

The story’s narrator

Although now an adult, Scout looks back at her childhood and tells of the momentous events and influential people of those years.

Scout is six when the story begins.

She is naturally curious about life.

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Scout’s Character Traits

Scout’s Character Traits

Tomboy

Impulsive

Emotional

Warm & Friendly

Sensitive

Adorable

Gains in Maturity throughout the Novel

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Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch

Father of Scout and Jem

A widower

An attorney by profession

Highly respected

Good citizen

Instills good values and morals in

his children.

His children call him “Atticus”

Honest

Typical southern gentleman

Brave

Courteous

Soft-spoken

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Jem Finch

Jem Finch

Scout’s older brother

Looks up to his father Atticus

Usually looks out for Scout

Typical older brother at times

Smart

Compassionate

Matures as the story progresses

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Calpurnia

Calpurnia

The Finch’s black housekeeper

Has watched the children since their mother’s death

Has been a positive influence on the children.

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Arthur “Boo” Radley

Arthur “Boo” Radley

An enigma

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