Essay on Summary Of ' Kill A Mockingbird '

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Hadar Mustafa
Jun29, 2015

The novel To Kill a Mockingbird was written in the late 1950’s, and set during the great depression, in Maycomb. The story mainly revolves around the Finch family, that include Scout, Jem and their father, Atticus, who is a lawyer and as a single parent tries to raise his children with all respect to their individualism. As the novel proceeds, certain characters are connected with the three top characters to form a dramatic story of attitudes, events, prejudices and values.
The novel is set in the quiet town of Maycomb, but the peacefulness is only superficial. There are three communities in this town; the black community, the white folk, and the white trash. Seemingly there is peace among the three, but underneath prevails a mixture of racial prejudices, hostility, and friendlessness.
Usually, Scout and Jem go to school together. On their way to school, they pass the Radley house; it is a frightening home to them, for it houses Mr. Boo Radley, who has been labeled a lunatic. Simultaneously, their curiosity drives them to try out different ways to get Boo Radley, their reclusive, fabled neighbor, to come out of his house make. They create endless schemes and go so far as to make a play that details Boo 's life. However, Atticus forbids them to do anything; he does not want them to torment Boo.
One day, Atticus takes on a case that affects him personally. Tom Robinson, a black male, is accused of having…

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