She attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery —45and then studied law at the University of Alabama —
The heroic character of Atticus Finch has been held up as a role model of moral virtue and impeccable character for lawyers to emulate.
To Kill a Mockingbird has endured as a mainstay on high school and college reading lists. It was adapted to film in as a major motion picture starring Gregory Peck.
Scout and her brother Jem are raised by their father and by Calpurnia, an African-American housekeeper who works for the family.
Scout and Jem meet and befriend seven-year-old Dill Harris, a boy who has arrived in Maycomb to stay with his aunt for the summer. Lee has stated that the character of Dill is based on young Truman Capote, a well-known Southern writer and childhood friend.
In the fall, Dill returns to his family in the North and Scout enters the first grade.
Scout and Jem begin to discover mysterious objects, designed to intrigue children, hidden in a tree on the Radley property. Mayella and her shiftless father, Bob Ewell, live in abject poverty on the outskirts of town.
The family is known as trouble and disliked by townspeople. Atticus consistently strives to instill moral values in his children, and hopes to counteract the influence of racial prejudice.
The children view their father as frustratingly staid and bookish, until he is asked by the sheriff to shoot a rabid dog that is roaming the street. After Atticus kills the dog, Scout and Jem learn that their father is renowned as a deadly marksman in Maycomb County, but that he chooses not to use this skill, unless absolutely necessary.
The night before the trial of Tom Robinson is to begin, a group of local men threaten a lynching, but Scout inadvertently disrupts their plan when she recognizes the father of a schoolmate in the crowd of would-be lynchers.
When the trial begins, Atticus tries to protect his children from the anger and prejudice they would hear; however, Scout, Jem, and Dill sneak into the courtroom and sit in the balcony with the black community.
Mayella and her father testify that Tom raped Mayella after he was asked onto their property to break up an old chifforobe into firewood. Therefore, Atticus concludes, Tom could not possibly be the left-handed assailant who struck Mayella on the right side of her face. Before the jury departs to deliberate, Atticus appeals to their sense of justice, imploring them not to allow racial prejudice to interfere with their deliberations.
However, after two hours, the jury returns with a guilty verdict, sentencing Tom to be executed for rape. Later, Tom is shot to death during an attempt to escape from jail. Boo Radley, secretly observing the scene, intervenes in the scuffle, and Bob Ewell is stabbed and killed in the process.
Intimately aware of issues of prejudice due to the Tom Robinson case, Atticus and the children agree to report that Ewell fell on his knife in the scuffle, sparing Boo the consequences of a legal trial. Scout realizes in retrospect that Boo has never been the threatening figure the children had imagined, and that he was responsible for leaving the mysterious gifts for them to find on his property.
After walking Boo home, Scout stands on the porch of his house looking out, finally seeing the world through a wider perspective. Major Themes The central thematic concern of To Kill a Mockingbird addresses racial prejudice and social justice.Get up to the minute entertainment news, celebrity interviews, celeb videos, photos, movies, TV, music news and pop culture on benjaminpohle.com To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American benjaminpohle.com plot and characters are loosely based on Lee's observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in , when she was 10 years old.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book written by Harper Lee.
The To Kill a Mockingbird study guide contains a biography of Harper Lee, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more IMDb Movies, It is our national novel.
Reading to Kill a Mockingbird is something we all have in common. Harper Lee's first and only novel turns 50 this summer and the author hasn't given an interview since or published a second book.
Mar 17, · Professor Bradley Greenburg from Northeastern Illinois University provides in-depth analysis of the plot in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
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