Introduction a y l b l i to

Introduction a y l b l i to

Introduction a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p har Historical Background The setting Maycomb, Georgia 1933-1935 Period of extreme drought During The Great Depression Hitler in power in Germany

a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p har Historical Background Racism and discrimination rampant during novels setting Novel includes many historical allusions Jim Crow Laws (1890s-1960s)

Scottsboro Trials Social Inequality a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p har Historical Background Gender Bias Women were the weaker sex. Education not important for women. Wealthy women

were expected to supervise staff Men were not seen as nurturing a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p har Historical Background The Finches White citizens of Maycomb County The Ewell Family

Tom Robinson a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p ha r Characters Jean Louise Finch Scout The storys 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. a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p r ha Characters 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. a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p r ha

Characters Jem Finch Scouts 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 a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r

e p r ha Characters Calpurnia The Finchs black housekeeper Has watched the children since their mothers death Has been a positive influence on the children. a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l

r e p r ha Characters Dill A close friend of Jem and Scout Usually lives in Maycomb only during the summer (stays with a relative) Tells big stories Has been deprived of love and affection a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e

m e l r e p r ha Characters Tom Robinson A young hardworking black man Has a crippled left hand Married with three children. Works on a farm belonging to Mr. Link Deas, a white man Accused of raping a white girl a y l b l

i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p r ha Characters Arthur Boo Radley An enigma An adult man, whose father has sentenced him to a lifetime confinement to their house because of some mischief he got into when he was a teenager. Has a reputation of being a lunatic Sometimes childlike in behavior Starving for love and

affection a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p r ha Characters Mayella Ewell The oldest child of Bob Ewell Shy Lonely She accuses Tom of rape

a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p r ha Characters Miss Maudie Atkinson Scouts Neighbor Loves gardens and bakes the best cake in Maycomb Knows how to treat children like adults a y

l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p r ha Characters Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose A mean old woman in the Finch neighborhood Teaches the children a lesson in bravery a y l b l

i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p r ha Characters Aunt Alexandra Atticuss sister Wants Scout to be a lady Wants Jem to be a gentleman a y l b l i to k ingbird k

c o e m e l r e p r ha Characters Bob Ewell Mayellas poor father The town parasite who lives off the towns bounty a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e

m e l r e p r ha Characters Heck Tate The town sheriff a y l b l i to k ingbird k c o e m e l r e p

r ha About the Author To Kill A Mockingbird is semi-autobiographical for a number of reasons: Lee grew up in Alabama Father was prominent lawyer Experienced Great Depression, Scottsboro Trials Scout based on her life; Dill based on life of childhood friend Truman Capote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftHZvlvbitg Scottsboro Trials 4:00-20:00 1:00:00- end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMu4dEbAQAQ (part 2 alfonso mills)

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