Before starting To Kill a Mockingbird Summary, let’s discuss To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, who was born in April 28, 1926 and died in February 19, 2016. Harper Lee know for her famous novel “To Kill a Mockingbird“. The novel was published in July 11, 1960.
To Kill a Mockingbird Summary
The story To Kill a Mockingbird has been featured in the town of Maycomb based in fiction, the town has been named as Alabama and the entire scenario presents the situation in Great Depression. There is a protagonist named as Jean Louise also called Scout who is a very intelligent yet much uncivilized girl who covered the period of age of six to nine years through the novel. The girl has been brought up by her father who was widowed and raised together his son and daughter. The father of the girl is a just person and a lawyer too who teaches his children that they could also develop habits of being juts and kind and tells them that even killing a mocking bird is also a sin because these creatures are very innocent and at the same time provide no harm to anyone.
A neighbor named as Boo was found to be one suspicious person who was always locked up in his house and his house was considered to be a haunted one, this house was a point of attraction for the children and during their summer break they tried to create a drama and look out into the house to get their superstition sorted out. As the drama starts children used to keep notes for Boo on the windows o the house and while they were busy doing activities in the surrounding of the house, the brother of Boo once felt something is wrong and shot with a gun, the kids ran away and the brother of Scout, Jem left his pants in the fence, when he got back to take them he found it to be properly folded and sewn as it tore apart from the fence. The children got more suspicious as with time they started finishing presents and many goodies in the tree of the house for them. They really wanted to know what is in the house and wanted to meet Boo but never got a chance to meet or see him as Boo never wanted to make a public appearance.
A resident of the town named as Tom Robinson was accused falsely that he has raped Mayella Ewell, Tom was black whereas Mayella was white lady. Atticus a renowned lawyer and father of Jean agreed to defend the case of Tom although he was getting a lot of pressure from the community, also he was facing trouble of lynching the clients as a pressure so that he doesn’t takes the case but still he was intact with his decision and fought for Tom. He presented the point on the court that that Mayella was attacked by her own father Bob, however Tom was convicted and white he was trying to run away from the custody he got killed.
After this scenario, the position of Atticus and his children were getting disliked in the town and people were taunting them for supporting a black guy. Since the father of Mayella was subjected to be considered as the culprit by Atticus, he decided to attack his children. One night children were coming back to home and Bob Ewell the father of Mayella attacked them, Boo saw the situation and ended up killing Ewell saving the children. Sherriff thought that it is better to leave Boo on his own and give the statement that Ewell dies by falling on his own knife to save Boo from the attention he never wanted.
Children got to meet and seem Boo and also got a lot of help from him, since then Boo never came across them again and their idea about the haunted house also vanished and they left the task of peeping into the house every now and then.
To Kill a Mockingbird Character
Atticus Finch, Jean Louise ‘Scout’ Finch, Jem Finch, Boo Radley, Mayella Violet Ewell, Robert Ewell, Alexandra Hancock, Dill Harris, Maudie Atkinson, Tom Robinson, Calpurnia.
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