To Kill A Mockingbird Book Summary

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Book Report by Brenda Jane B. Segui

Summary To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a bildungsroman historical fiction. It takes place in a fictional town called Maycomb in Alabama. The story happens during the Great Depression in the 1930s. The story revolves around Jean Louise Finch, the younger of the two children in the family. Jean Louise, nicknamed Scout, is the daughter of Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch is a lawyer and a widow, his wife having have died due to a sudden heart attack two years after Scout’s birth. On the other hand, Jeremy Atticus Finch, or Jem for short, is the eldest of the two and is an aspiring lawyer. They have a cook named Calpurnia who is black and strict. The story begins with
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Boo Radley was a shut-in who was blamed for the misfortunes that happen in town. Pecans from the tree in the Radley place are considered to be poisonous and anything that finds its way in the Radley place’s premises are lost forever. The Radleys keep mostly to themselves and are rarely seen. It is said that after Boo Radley became acquainted with the Cunninghams and getting into trouble, he was not heard from after fifteen years because of the incident wherein Mr Radley asked the judge to leave his son to him, instead of being sent to the state industrial school. However, another incident occurred where Mrs Radley started screaming that Arthur was killing them all after Arthur stabbed Mr Radley in the thigh when Arthur was scrapbooking. Arthur was then locked up in the courthouse basement but was sent back to the Radley’s place soon after. When Mr Radley died, he was replaced by his other son, Nathan, to keep watch over…show more content…
During her first day, Scout got into trouble because she knew how to read and write and because of an incident with her teacher and her classmate, Walter Cunningham. This was when they started finding trinkets in a knothole of a tree at the edge of the Radley’s. On her second grade, school only got worse but Jem assured her that it will get better in sixth grade. As they are now both dismissed at the same time, the two go home together and they continue to find trinkets until Nathan Radley filled up the knothole with cement. Shortly after, a fire breaks out in Miss Maudie’s home and someone, who is later revealed to be Arthur, places a blanket on
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