Character Analysis Of To Kill A Mockingbird

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“To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee is a novel set in a small town of Maycomb, in Alabama. It was written in 1960, while the book’s time period was set in the 1930’s during the Depression. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is narrated by a little girl named Jean Louise or Scout Finch. She is a little girl that has strong opinions, who is rowdy, and loves her family and friends. There many characters in the book “To kill a Mockingbird”. Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, is a white southern lawyer with high moral standards. Atticus Finch is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, an innocent black man accused of raping a white woman. Atticus proves Tom’s innocence; the prejudice white jury’s verdict is that Tom is guilty. Jem is Scout’s older brother, who starts local rumors about a man named Boo Radley. He is a man who lives in their neighborhood, but never leaves his house. Legend has it that he once stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors, and he is made out to be a kind of monster. Dill is a friend to both Scout, and Jem. He is from Mississippi but, spends his summer in Maycomb at a house near the Finch's. Boo Radley never left his house, as a young boy. He was in trouble with the police, and his parents kept him indoors ever since then. A prisoner in his home, he stabbed his…show more content…
A mockingbird is a North American bird that imitates the calls of other birds, and it is a harmless bird. Miss Maudie explains to Scout that Mockingbirds do not do anything but make music for others to enjoy. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. A mockingbird represents innocence and the killing of them symbolizes senseless and ignorant. One of the major motifs in this book is gothic. Harper Lee uses gothic imagery to create tension. This is very important because it contrasts with the small town in which the novel is
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