To Kill A MockingBird By spencer randall

To Kill A MockingBird is a classic book used in many schools today. It was published in 1960 by Nelle Harper Lee. It is a book about a girl growing up and seeing the problems in the world. Over the years in the book you will get to meet and learn about multiply amazing characters and see what a normal life in Maycomb was like back then.
During the time frame of this book there was multiple things happening such as the great depression. There was racism which was shown by many different scenarios such as different church's, white people having them work for them and calling them niggers. There was also a little bit of sexism shown by women having to cook, clean and take care of the children as the men are at work. The dust bowl was also happening which is a series of dust storms that destroyed the economy and agriculture in Canada and United States.
To Kill A Mocking Bird is a first person book, and Scout is the narrator. It starts off with a young girl who doesn't know a lot about the world around her, nor did she really care about anything in that world. By the end of the book she started to show caring about the people and things. She was starting to see good things and found interest about what was in the world around her.
Nelle Harper Lee was a novelist widely known for the book " To Kill a Mocking Bird." The book was published in 1960. Nelle was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 28, 1926. The genres she usually wrote in was literature and fiction. She had won many awards like the Pulitzer Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous honorary degrees. She was the youngest of four children in her family. She died in Monroeville, Alabama where she was born, on February 19, 2016 at the age of 89.
To Kill a Mocking Bird is a bildungsroman book, due to the fact that is a novel that shows a moral, intellectual and psychological growth in the main character. This is proven since over the three years time in the book we see Scout grow up and become a mature young woman.
"People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for," stated by Judge Taylor. This quote works for Scout because at the start of the book Scout only heard and saw what she wanted. After the start of the book she started to learn more and started seeing what was going on around her. She started to see things in other peoples perspectives. She has Jem for a brother and is Atticus's daughter.
"The quitter you become the more you can hear", said by Ram Das. This quote really works for Jem, because at the start of the book he would always have something to say back when he was getting in trouble. By the middle of the book, Jem started to grow up and act his age, and started to lessen and learn from his mistakes. Jem is Scouts brother and Atticus's son.
" Love is not about how much you say I love you, but how much you can prove that it's true", said by Ram Das. Even though Scout and Jem were not her children, she brought them to her church. She allowed Scout to go to her house and spend time with her whenever she wanted. She cooked for the whole family, cleaned up their house and helped Atticus take care of the children when he was gone, and when he was home. I believe that Calpurnia was a better supporter, but I think Atticus is more wise and helps in that aspect. She was the maid for Atticus and the children.
" The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook," said by William James. Atticus is a calm and wise man that waits to have all the information in front of him before jumping to a conclusion. This would be why he was picked to fight the Tom Robinson case, which was one of the biggest cases in Maycomb. He saw what everyone else didn't want to see, to see that Tom Robinson didn't commit a crime. Atticus didn't give up or stop fighting, but made everyone start to have hope. He is the father to Jem and Scout.
"I know am not getting what I want so I'm not even going to get my hopes up", said be William James. This has to be the best fitting quote out of them all because even though Atticus put up the best fight that anyone could, Tom Robinson just knew wants he was found guilty of rape that he had no chance to get free. He was a very nice man with a family that he loved very much. After the case Tom knew he had no way out so he tried to run away but he was shoot and killed before he got away.
" They say nothing last forever, we'll have to prove them wrong", said by Ram Das. Dill didn't live in Maycomb, but was there every summer. Dill loved spending time with Jem and Scout. He liked Scout and asked for her hand in marriage. Scout agreed and said yes. Through out the book they would stay together, even with the long distance. Dill was brave and loved to adventure the world around him expecially when it came to Boo Radly.
There was many themes such as social inequality which is like how much money you make, along with racism. There is also coexisitence of good or evil. As children you are not able to see evil because they haven't experienced it before. When Scout was growing up she started to see the evil. Importance to moral education was also a theme of this book. Atticus was good at teaching because he stood in the children's shoes, where as Miss Caroline didn't which in turn made her a bad teacher.
Motifs are recurring structures, contrasts and literary devices that help develop the major themes, such as gothic details, which adds drama and atmosphere to her story. For example the random snowfall, the fire at Miss Maudie's house, the mad dog, suspicions about Boo Radly and the attack by Bob Ewell on Jem and Scout. There was the Motif of a small town life, which adds slow pace and a feel for a normal life that may come.
Symbols are used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. There are two main symbols in the book "To Kill a Mocking Bird" , such as Mockingbird's which represent innocence's. There is also the symbol of Boo Radley which represents the abstract idea that Boo Radley is a bad person in the concept of Jem, Scout and Dill trying to see him.
Expostion-Start of the book to when Scout starts to go to school. Rising action-From the start of school until the fire at Miss Maudie's house. Climax-After the fire until the case of Tom Robinson started. Falling action-After the Tom Robinson case until his death. Resolution-After Tom Robison's death and till the end of the book after the attack on Jem and Scout by Bob Ewell.
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