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book review - to kill a mocking bird

  1. 1. "What I'd Like The World To Read For The September Project"
  2. 3. TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD <ul><li>author: harper lee </li></ul><ul><li>about this book: </li></ul><ul><li>published in 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>Pulitzer Prize winning novel </li></ul><ul><li>the plot and characters are based on the author's observations of her family and neighbours, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>the novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with serious issues of rape and racial inequality. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>book review
  4. 5. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>book review
  5. 6. <ul><li>They become fascinated with a man named &quot;Boo&quot; 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. </li></ul>book review
  6. 7. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>book review
  7. 8. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>book review
  8. 9. <ul><li>Later in an attempt to escape, Mr. Robinson is shot dead. Scout is extremely disappointed at the verdict and even more at the death of Mr. Robinson and realizes the injustice that exist. </li></ul>book review
  9. 10. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>book review
  10. 11. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>book review
  11. 12. WHY I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK? <ul><li>This book is highly recommended to people who wants to know more about racial issues in America in the early days. </li></ul>
  12. 13. THE END! <ul><li>credits to: </li></ul><ul><li>google image search engine </li></ul>done by: wynne lim presbyterian high school