Essay title: To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama. The story is told through the eyes ofJean Louise "Scout" Finch, who is the age of six in the beginning of the tale.She tells the story in sequential order for the period of three summers.
Jean Louise ‘Scout’FinchShenarrates the story describing her life between the ages of sixand nine. She isa tomboy and well educated, mainly due to herfather, and she has an optimisticview of the world and peoplearound her. She lives with her widowed father,older brother andtheir black cook.AtticusFinchScout’sfather is a lawyer in Maycomb and is descended from a well-respectedlocalfamily. He has had to raise his children alone and has instilledin them astrong sense of morality and fair play.
During the1930’s there were greatproblems between the races, and he wasone of the few committed to attainingequality for both blacksand whites. He agrees to defend a local black mancharged withrape which exposing himself and his family to anger from the whitecommunity.JeremyAtticus ‘Jem’ FinchScout’sbrother is four years her senior, but is her constant playmateat the beginningof the story. Towards the end of the tale hemoves into adolescence and isshaken badly by the evil and injustice,which he witnesses during the trial ofTom Robinson.
TomRobinsonAblack sharecropper who is accused of rape of a white woman, amember of theEwell clan.CalpurniaTheold family cook of the Finch family, she is a stern disciplinarianand providesa link between the white world of the children andher own blackcommunity.Arthur‘Boo’ RadleyArecluse who has never set foot outside his house for fifteen yearswho becomes asource of intrigue for the children, adding fuelto their fertile imaginations.The Characters seem very real to me . The situations and lessons learn in the book ,seem as if I was there myself. Also the framing of the black man, shows the racism that I've read about in other books.
Also what I've experienced myself before.The.