Book Analysis: To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird

The novel To Kill A Mockingbird is a story about innocence, knowledge, prejudice and courage. In the beginning the main character, Scout, starts out to be a very immature child not knowing the prejudice times around her, as the story goes on she gains knowledge of these times by fellow kids around her accusing her dad of being a "nigger lover" which then, it was an insult. Her dad was being courageous of a black man being faulsey accused of raping a white girl. Her dad, Atticus, is a crimnal defense attorney only doing his job and not discriminating against this man. The line in the book "Shoot, all the bluejays you want, but remember its a sin to kill mockingbird" is referring to the black man in the story, Tom. He symbolises a mockingbird because all mockingbirds do is sing for our enjoyment and stay out of harms way, so if you kill them its a sin. He is the mockingbird in the story and all he does is stay out of harms way and is accused of a crime and in the end is eventually guilty and dies.

|Unknown Word |Page # |Educated Guess |Confirmed |
|Eccentric |24 |To be special |Being off center |
|Contradict |30 |To mess up |To be opposed |
|Levity |42 |To not be in control |A lack of seriousness |
|Prune |44 |To take away |To reduce unwanted |
|Overture |56 |To overturn something |An offer; proposal |
|Upbraid |71

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