Essay on Book Report On Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1170 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
The book I chose for banned book week is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This book was published on July 11th, 1960. Harper Lee claims that this book is not autobiographical, but says there are many similarities between the story and her life. Her father was a lawyer as was Scout, who is the main character of the story. Harper said she was also a tomboy growing up similar to how Scout acts in the novel. Also, the racism and segregation represented in the novel is similar to what Harper saw growing up in her small town of Monroeville Alabama.
The book takes place in Maycomb Alabama between 1933 and 1935. The main characters are Scout Finch, who starts off at 6 years old, her father Atticus, her brother Jem and the cook Calpurnia. Scout learns lessons throughout the book mostly from her father. She is not interested in education so most of her learning is done, “on the streets.” A boy named Dill moves next door and Jem, Dill and Scout become best friends. They often base the games they play together on their neighbor Boo Radley who is supposed to be crazy, but no one has met him. One-day Boo’s brother shoots a gun to scare the kids away so they stop playing outside their house. However, after that day Scout often finds random gifts around where she often plays and has a feeling that Boo is doing the one leaving these gifts. Atticus is a lawyer and represents black defendants and often receives a lot of criticism for defending them. The main part of the story is the trial…

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