The novel To Kill A Mockingbird revolves around a young girl named Jean Louise Finch who goes by the nicknamed “Scout”. Scout experiences different events in her life that dramatically change her life. Scout and her brother Jem are being raised by their father, a lawyer named Atticus and a housekeeper named Calpumia in a small town in the south.
At this point in time in the South racism and discriminations towards black was a big issue . The story begins when Scout is 6 years old, and her brother is about to enter the 5th grade. That summer Scout and her brother meet a young boy named Dill who comes from Mississippi to spend the summers there.
They become fascinated with a man named "Boo" Radley, a man in his thirties who has not been seen outside of his home in years, mainly because of his suppressed upbringing. They have an impression of Mr. Radley as being this large ugly and evil man.
Then comes the trial. Scout’s father becomes a defense attorney for a black man, Tom Robinson, who is falsely accused of raping a white women. This has a big affect on Scout. During this trial she gets teased by friends because her father was helping this black man. Scout starts to see the racism that exist.
During the trial Scout and her brother and Dill witness the trial. Even though they are young, they can see that Mr. Robinson is innocent. Even though Mr. Robinson’s innocence was clear even in the eyes of kids, Mr. Robinson was still found guilty.
Later in a cowardly attempt by the alleged rape victim’s father, he tries to kill Scout and her brother in order to get even with her father for making him look bad in court. This is when Mr Radley makes an appearance again and stabs their attacker.
Even though Mr. Radley kills a man, he is not trailed for murder because he was defending the Scout and her brother. Finally, there was some justice in this case and this gives Scout some hope that is a chance for improvement in this unjust world.