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Tkam intro

  1. 1. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Vocabulary Set 1taciturn vexationrepertoire diminutivemalevolent benignnebulous benevolenceindigenous infallible
  2. 2. Vocab - con’tplacidasinineprowessascertainacrimonious
  3. 3. AUTHOR - HARPER LEE„ born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama„ studied law at the Univ. of Alabama„ father was a lawyer ; sister still practices law
  4. 4. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD„ First and only novel written by Lee. Won Pulitzer Prize in 1961„ Movie version won three Academy Awards in 1963„ Best actor for Gregory Peck
  5. 5. „ Novel of maturation. Central character is taken from a state of innocence and goes through experiences and realizations to prepare for adulthood.„ Also is a portrayal of racism in the deep South.
  6. 6. Main Characters„ Atticus Finch - lawyer in small southern town (Maycomb).„ Scout (Jean Louise Finch) - Atticus’s daughter and narrator of story.
  7. 7. „ Jem Finch - Scout’s older brother„ Cal (Calpurnia) - Black cook; raises the Finch children.„ Aunt Alexandra - the “proper” aunt who comes to care for the children during the trial.„ Dill (Charles Baker Harris) - Scout’s friend who comes each summer.
  8. 8. „ Miss Rachael - Dill’s aunt lives next door„ Miss Maudie - another neighbor„ Boo (Mr. Arthur Radley) mysterious neighbor whom the children have never seen.„ Mr. Nathan Radley - Boo’s brother, stern, seldom speaks„ Tom Robinson - hard-working black man accused of a crime.
  9. 9. „ Bob Ewell - father of a clan of children - uses welfare money for alcohol.„ Mayella Violet Ewell - daughter of Bob Ewell - accuses Tom Robinson of attacking her.
  10. 10. Themes„ Education„ Superstition„ Bravery vs. cowardice„ Racism„ Social Structure (class system)„ Maturation

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