To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

“To Kill a Mockingbird”
The early 1960s was perfect for Harper Lees novel of
Southern racial injustice, To Kill a Mockingbird. This book
represents the prejudice and injust and as civil rights
violence exploded on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.
With the mind of a child, Haarper Lee tells a tale of
prejudice and a societys coming of age.
Mississippi youngsters Jean “Scout” Finch, her brother
Jem meet a new playmate, Dill, whos spending the summer
with his aunt. The trio of playmates amuse themselves by
spying on the mysterious “Boo” Radley, trying anything and
everything to make the man the whole town gossips about to
venture outside. They also take to innocently acting out
stories theyve heard about the Radley family. Meanwhile,
Scout and Jems father, Atticus Finch is preparing to defend
a black man, Tom Robinson, who has been accused with raping
a teenage white girl. Naturally, the community reacts to
Atticus accepting such a controversial case by taunting him
with names and jeers, which also sting his children. A few
nights before the trial is set to begin, Atticus is told by
some black residents that some angry whites have threatened
to kill the imprisoned Tom, so he “guards” his clients
safety himself, by maintaining a guard outside the

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