to kill a mockingbird test review. setting maycomb, alabama (small southern town) mid 1930’s
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To Kill a MockingbirdTEST REVIEW
SETTINGMaycomb, Alabama (small southern town)mid 1930s
SETTINGEconomy Great Depression; povertySocial Culture racism and prejudice citizens believed white people over the word of an African-American
NARRATORJean Louise Finch(adult version of Scout)
CHARACTERSAtticus Finchlawyerfather of Jem and Scout
ATTICUS FINCHan independent man with his own beliefs and convictions (who was willing to act in accordance with his beliefs)
ATTICUS was called a n..-lover because he defended an African-American man who was accused of raping a young white woman
ATTICUSexplained that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because they dont do anything but make music for people to enjoy.
ATTICUSbest shot in Maycomb Countywhen Atticus shot a rabid dog, his kids were very impressed
ATTICUSproves in court that Tom Robinson could not have raped Mayella because he had a crippled left arm from a boyhood accident
JEM FINCHten year-old son of Atticus Finchbrother of Scoutdisappointed that Atticus wont let him have a rifle
JEM FINCHcan be adventuresomeloses his pants escaping from the Radley backyard
SCOUT FINCHsix year-old daughter of Atticusreal name is Jean Louise Finchsister of Jem Finch
SCOUT FINCHcan be feisty (gets into a fight with Walter Cunningham at school; goes on adventures with Jem and Dill)
DILLreal name is Charles Baker Harrisgoing on seven years-oldliked to tell stories
DILLhometown: Meridian, Mississippi (lives there during school)visiting his aunt Miss Stephanie
BOO RADLEYreal name: Arthurson of Mr. Radleymysteriousnot seen in public for the last 12 years
BOO RADLEYBoo stabbed his dad with scissorslegend has it he was locked up in the damp basement of the courthouse and then kept in the Radley homeGOSSIP and Hearsay
BOO RADLEYthe children are very curious about Boo What does he look like? Is he a crazy man?
BOO RADLEYmends Jems pants secretlyrescues Jem and Scout from the vicious attack by Bob Ewell (Boo kills Mr. Ewell)
BOO RADLEYthe children discover that Boo is a kind man who cares about themBoo leaves gifts in the oak tree for the children to find
Cunningham FamilyWalter, Sr, and his son Walter, Jr.proud, poor farmershard-working
Ewell FamilyBob Ewell and his daughter, Mayellapoor, but not hard-workingBob is an alcoholic and abusive
Ewell FamilyMayella lies in court to support her father and protect herselfHer testimony influences the jury to find Tom Robinson guilty of rape
Mrs. Duboseneighborhood woman in a wheel-chairnasty dispositionhateful, spitefulAtticus speaks nicely to her
Miss Maudienice woman who lives across from the Finch familyshe speaks highly of Atticusshe loves working in her yard and garden
Tom RobinsonAfrican-American manunjustly accused of raping Mayella Ewellwrongly convicted of this crime
Tom RobinsonTom is shot and killed by the authorities who claimed Tom was trying to escape prison after his conviction
Citizens of Maycombhad racist tendenciesmany were poor farmers struggling during the Great Depression
FOCUS QUESTIONSWhat does Atticus mean when he tells Scout that she will never understand someone until she walks around in that persons skin?
FOCUS QUESTIONSScout and Jem are dynamic characters. How have they changed and matured in their thoughts, values, and actions?
FOCUS QUESTIONSThe mockingbird is a symbol for whatever brings beauty and love to life. One theme of this story is that it is a sin to destroy innocent creatures.
FOCUS QUESTIONSIdentify some characters that are examples of mockingbirds in this screenplay and in life.Describe reasons from the story that may explain why people destroy mockingbirds