To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
Maycomb, Alabama (fictional city)
Although slavery has long been abolished, the Southerners in Maycomb continue to believe in white supremacy.
The Need for Compassion
The Need for Conscience
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.
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.
Warm & Friendly
Gains in Maturity throughout the Novel
Father of Scout and Jem
An attorney by profession
Instills good values and morals in
His children call him “Atticus”
Typical southern gentleman
Scout’s older brother
Looks up to his father Atticus
Usually looks out for Scout
Typical older brother at times
Matures as the story progresses
The Finch’s black housekeeper
Has watched the children since their mother’s death
Has been a positive influence on the children.