Essay about Summary Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' By Jean Finch

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a story set in the the 1930’s, in the small, prejudice filled town of Maycomb, Alabama. The story is narrated by Jean Finch, who goes by the name of Scout during the novel. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that portrays how innocence can be injured or destroyed through contact with evil.
Scout and her older brother, Jem, are best friends with their neighbor, Dill. Dill is a young boy who comes down to live with his aunt every summer. Scout, Jem, and Dill spend all summer trying to lure a recluse, Boo Radley, out of his home. Boo was a good kid, but abused as a child, and forced to stay inside by his violent father. He is now grown and confides in the solitary walls of his home. When summer ends and school starts, Dill returns to his family in Meridian. Scout’s teacher, Miss Caroline, is a mean woman who doesn’t deal with children very well. This causes for the rest of Scout’s school year to pass very slowly.
When summer rolls around, Dill returns to Maycomb. The kids resume their activities involving Boo’s house. Eventually, Atticus, Scout and Jem’s father, becomes suspicious in the kids activities, and questions the kids if their game had anything to do with Boo Radley, which makes the kids become weary of their activities.
Atticus, who is also a lawyer, has been asked to defend a black field hand, Tom Robinson, who was accused of rape. Bob Ewell, a poor, unemployed, drunken man, has accused Tom of raping his daughter, Mayella. This brings…

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