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. Als
Scout was pushed and she hit the ground hard, but since she had her wire costume on she wasn't hurt. When Boo Radley went outside to see if Bob Ewell was still there he found him with a kitchen knife stuck into his ribs. Dill had run away from home and stayed with his Aunt for the rest of the summer. There was a big court battle after many witnesses and questions Tom Robinson was found guilty on very little evidence. 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. But the black's had the hardest time, if they were charged with a crime it didn't matter if they were guilty or innocent they would be convicted. They were chased through the woods and down the streets of Maycomb. Jem was knocked out from this incident and ended up with a broken arm. 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. Heck Tate, who was the local sheriff. But early one morning her house caught on fire and she lost everything. They tried to send messages to him by a fishing pole, but they could never figure out why he doesn't come out. Miss Maudie lived across the street from Jem and Scout and she always use to bake cakes for them.