To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
This story is being told from Scouts point of view about her life style. It starts off by saying that its summer time and Scout, Jem, and Dill are together and they talk about the scary house and the scary man “Boo Radley.”

It is already fall and Dill leaves. The time has come for Scout to start school. The Radley’s house, also know as the scary house, is in between the Finches house and Scouts school, which usually means that she runs past as fast as she can. She walks past an odd tree that has this hole in it. At times, she starts to see treasures that someone has put in it. Scout tells Jem about what she has been seeing, so they checked it out. Jem started to collect the items and keep them in this box he had. They see a carved soap figurine of Jem and Scout themselves. After they found the carving, Mr. Nathan, Boo’s brother, cemented up the hole in the tree.

Winter falls and Miss Maudie’s house it caught on fire and burns down. During school, Scout gets into an altercation with Francis Cunningham because of the fact that Scout and Jem’s father, Atticus, the lawyer, was defending Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson, the African-American, is being accused of raping Mayella, Mr. Ewell’s daughter.

It is now Christmas, and Jem and Scout get their dream gift, a pair of air rifles. Atticus doesn’t want to teach them how to shoot, but if they must shoot at birds, they shouldn’t harm any of the mockingbirds. Jem and Scout saw this insane dog heading their way and called into the house to Calpurnia, the housekeeper. Calpurnia called Atticus to come home. Atticus then comes home and is told by the gentleman he is with to shoot the dog.

The next day was Tom Robinson’s trial and Atticus knew he had to get through the trial strong. Mr. Ewell was called up at the stand for the questions. Atticus proceeds to ask Mr. Ewell questions about what had happened to his daughter. Mr. Ewell was answering every question sarcastically and was...
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