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To Kill a Mockingbird

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee. It takes place in Maycomb Alabama, in the late 1930's early 1940's. In this story a lot of characters were introduced to the reader. Jem Finch played a big role in this book. There were many other vital characters in this book. Some were Calpurnia, who was the Finch's maid (she was a great help raising Jem and Scout), Aunt Alexandra, who was Atticus' sister (she came to help raise Jem and Scout, but the Jem and Scout didn't really like her because she was very strict). Then there was Miss Maudie, who was Scout's favorite person to talk to; she always made cakes for Jem and Scout. There was also Arthur (Boo) Radley, who was a man who lived in a big old house down the street from the Finch's (Jem, Scout and Dill always wondered who Boo Radley was because he never came out of his house). Then there’s Dill, who was a close friend of Jem and Scout's (he always spent the summer with his Aunt across the street); Tom Robinson was a black man convicted of raping Mayella Ewell. Mayella lived out in the country, didn't go to school, and just worked for her family. Miss Stephanie Crawford lived across the street and always gave advice to Jem and Scout. Also a major character was Reverend Sykes, who was the priest at the black church outside of town. Other major characters were Judge Taylor, who was the judge during the trial of Tom Robinson; and Bob Ewell, who was Mayella's father and an enemy of the Finch's. Also Mrs. Dubose, who was a mean old lady who always put down Jem, Scout, and Atticus; Miss Rachel, who lived across the street and always told Jem and Scout anything they needed to know, and Mr. Heck Tate, who was the local sheriff. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird there were lots of struggles and hardships that the Finch's and the town of Maycomb had to go through. Atticus was a lawyer and he was defending Tom Robinson, who was convicted...

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