To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in the small quiet southern town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's where the only excitement that happened was kids messing with the legend of Boo Radley. That was until a young African-American man, Tom Robinson, was accused of raping a white girl, but not just any white girl, but a Ewell. The oldest daughter from the poorest family in Maycomb county. Because of the place and time period, there was a lot of inequality between people, especially if your black. One of the people that suffered probably the most from inequality would be Tom Robinson.
“He’s dead, Mr. Finch”(Lee 357). Although Mr. Ewell had died, Scout and Jem would have been dead if Arthur Radley had not been there to save them so Atticus had endangered Scout and Jem in that sense. Another way Atticus had endangered himself and others is because he had tried to defend Tom all night outside the prison from a lynch mob. “Get aside from the door, Mr. Finch” (Lee 202). This was a threat given to Atticus by a lynch mob that is after Tom in the county jail and if Scout had not come to save Atticus, he may as well have been
In a movie, music sets the tone and mood and also gets the watcher’s attention also have different emotions. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s’ during the Great Depression. The main character Scout Finch has a father named Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer who decides to take a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson who is being accused of sexually assaulting a white girl named Mayella Ewell. Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.” The Finch family has to face harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus decision to help Tom.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the most famous books ever written. It is about Scout Finch and her brother Jem Finch. Scout and Jem live in Maycomb County, Alabama in the 1930s, where racism is everywhere. Scout and Jem have adventures in their town with their friend Charles Baker “Dill” Harris, which include harassing Boo Radley, the neighborhood freak, and dealing with their proper Aunt Alexandra. When a black man named Tom Robinson is accused by Bob Ewell of beating and raping his daughter Mayella, Scout and Jem’s dad Atticus, who is a lawyer, defends him.
Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community. As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
Maycomb, a major setting in To Kill A Mockingbird, is set in Alabama in the year 1930. This book is about a man named Atticus. He is defending a black man named Tom Robinson in a case that is almost impossible because Tom is an African American. He is accused of raping a white woman and is automatically put in the profile of guilty. He is found to be guilty even after all the evidence that proved he did not do it.
Mood Portrayed When reading a book one can predict a particular event that may occur based on the author’s ability to build a mood. The classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, which takes place in a small town of Maycomb, Alabama. At that time, prejudices swarm around Maycomb and the main characters Scout, her dad Atticus, and her brother Jem. Atticus is an attorney who was put on the case of Tom Robinson, a black man that was accused of raping a white girl. Through Scout’s perspective, the readers learn about the prejudices in the 1930’s.
The Ewells try to prove that Tom is guilty by using racial profiling so they can look good in Maycomb and can still be accepted towards society. “To Kill a Mocking” by Harper Lee, uses negative connotative language, and symbolism to persuade her meaning. Lee also uses distinctive characters in order to persuade her meaning. She explains that Aunt Alexandra’s judgment affect the Cunningham’s and The Ewells judgement made Tom guilty. Lee’s uses these methods in order to persuade that being judged by an outward appearance or backstory can affect a person negatively and make the judgers feel
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a man named Atticus is chosen to help a black man acused of raping Mayella Ewell. She is a 19 year old white girl, the daughter of Bob Ewell. Atticus has two kids. Their names are Jem and scout. Throughout the book, they both overcome frightening obsticals that most white kids, in the south, do not experience.
Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is set sometime in the 1930s in Maycomb County Alabama. The story is told through the point of view of Scout Finch who lives with her father, Atticus, and brother, Jem. The kids like to play pretend with their friend Dill about the man who lives in a scary house down the road, Boo Radley. The kids come in a few close counters along the way during these games in which Atticus does not approve. Scouts’ father, a lawyer, is appointed by Judge Taylor to defend Mr. Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a young girl.