To Kill A Mockingbird 7


To Kill a Mockingbird, is a story about a trial in a small Alabama
town, where a black man is accused of raping a white woman. In this
essay I will share with you the setting, some of the characters, some
incidents from the plot, the theme, and the point of view.
To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb County, Alabama, in the
early 1930’s. The setting plays an enormous role in this story. Many of
the events that take place in this book may not have taken place if the
setting were different. For instance, if this book were set in New York City
in 1999 the outcome of the trial may have been totally different.
Jean Louise Finch, whose nickname is Scout, is almost six years ...

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the black man accused of raping
the white girl. Finch did not volunteer to defend Robinson, a highly
controversial matter in the thirties, he was assigned to it by the judge
because he felt Finch would do his best to seek justice. Despite his
children’s beliefs that their father was weak and feeble he proves to be
the best marksman in Maycomb County when he shot a mad dog.
Tom Robinson’s trial, which was held in the small, county
courthouse was quickly filled with curious spectators. The outcome of
the trial was almost evident from the start, seeing that it was a black
man’s word against that of a white woman. This was later confirmed
despite the overwhelming evidence presented in the defendant’s favor to
the all-white, male jury. Soon after being found guilty Tom Robinson
attempts to escape from jail and is shot to death.
I believe the theme of this book is racial prejudice against
innocence, of which the former prevailed. This ...

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