Brief Summary Of To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird begins in the city of Macomb, Alabama. This is a sleepy, old town where everyone is related. It is also the home of the narrator, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. She lives with her brother and partner-in-crime, Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch, her father and county attorney, Atticus Finch, and the household cook, Calpurnia. Scout’s life is told from the perspective of a young girl living in a time of change and race-filled intentions in the 1930’s. With the help of her friend, Charles Baker “Dill” Harris and her neighbor, Miss Maudie Atkinson, Scout grows up and learns about life as she knows it. This book has many twists and turns, including looking for the mysterious Arthur “Boo” Radley, Miss Maudie losing her home to a fire, …show more content…
As Jem went to shoot, Atticus and Miss Maudie explained that you should not shoot a mockingbird. Mockingbirds are innocent creatures that do not harm anyone. Then Tim Johnson, a mad dog, strolled through the neighborhood, Calpurnia called Atticus to tell him to come home. Atticus got a rifle and reluctantly shot the wild dog in one shot.
School slowly crept by for Jem and Scout. When the duo walked to school, they had to pass Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose’s house. She was a mean older woman who was ill. Jem dug up Mrs. Dubose’s camellia bushes because she said something unkind about Atticus. For his punishment, Scout and he were required to read to Mrs. Dubose for a month. Mrs. Dubose died of a morphine addiction a month after the kids stopped reading to her.
Dill was staying at the Finch household when Tom Robinson was moved to the Macomb County Jail. This sparked Atticus’s friends to come and talk to him outside his house. The next evening, Jem, Dill and Scout were walking around town. They found Atticus at the county jail. Scout kicked a man after he took Jem by the collar. The man was trying to get the kids out. Scout calmed the situation before it got out of

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