To Kill A Mocking Bird
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First published in 1960 by William Heinemann Ltd. F
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story of Scout Finch and her brother, Jem, in 1930s Alabama. Through their neighbourhood walk-abouts and the example of their father, they grow to understand that the world isnt always fair and that prejudice is a very real aspect of their world no matter how subtle it seems. The summer when Scout was six and Jem was ten, they met Dill, a little boy who spent the summer with his aunt who lived next door to the Finches. The children become obsessed with the idea of making Boo Radley come out of his home. They go through plan after plan, but nothing draws him out. This subsequently becomes the subplot. The main plot of the book is of Atticus and Tom Robinson. Atticus must defend Tom in court as he has been charged with rape. Tom is a black man and people criticise Atticus for defending him because of his race.
To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb County, an imaginary district in southern Alabama. The time is the early 1930s, the years of the Great Depression when poverty and unemployment were widespread in the United States.
In the Story Tom Robinson Is an innocent man who is wrongly accused and sentenced to death. He gets charged for a crime he never did. this novel shows the way life was in the time period shown. The young kids want to know and see boo radley and never do until when they needed him the most for help and shows that he in fact is not a bad person.