To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in Alabama during the Depression, and is narrated by the main character, a little girl named Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. Her family consists her father, Atticus Finch who is a lawyer and has very high morals. The other member is Jem, her brother along with their cook and housekeeper Calpurnia, who is African-American and is like a part of their family. Other than these three, the recurring characters in the story include Dill , the infamous Boo Radley, Mayella Ewell, Tom Robinson , Mrs. Dubose and Alexandra, Atticus’s sister. The whole story takes place between a time frame of three years. The story first focuses on Scout’s early childhood experiences like their failed attempts at trying to catch a glance of the ‘mysterious’ Boo Radley, receiving gifts like gum, carved soaps from a mysterious stranger, which is later revealed to be Radley himself and Miss Maudies’s house catching fire. The focus then shifts to the development of Scout’s relationship with others, specially her father and how he tries to impart his morals to Scout and Jem. It then picks up, when Atticus takes up a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a very poor white girl named Mayella Ewell, a member of the notorious Ewell family, who
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