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Title: To Kill A Mockingbird


1
To Kill A Mockingbird
  • By Harper Lee

2
  • The story starts with the narrator telling the
    audience about her family.
  • The narrator is a young girl named Jean Louise
    Finch but every one calls her by her nick name
    Scout

3
  • Scout starts the story reminiscing about the time
    when her brother Jem broke his arm.
  • When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got
    his arm badly broken at the elbow(3).

4
  • The two siblings are having an argument about the
    events that led up to Jem breaking his arm.

5
  • Scout believes that the Ewell family started it
    all

6
  • Jem thinks that it started the summer their
    friend Dill came to visit. When Dill had the idea
    of making Boo Radley come out

7
  • Scout argues back that if he wanted to go back
    that far, he may as well say it started over 100
    years ago when President Jackson forced the Creek
    Indians to move, clearing up land for their
    ancestor Simon Finch to come to Alabama

8
  • They decide to settle the argument by taking to
    their father, Atticus Finch.
  • He says they are both right.

9
  • Here the chapter gives us a short time line of
    their family.

10
  • Simon Finch (their ancestor) leaves England
    because he is being religiously persecuted for
    being Methodist.

11
  • Simon came to Alabama and became a doctor. He
    made a lot of money doing this.
  • He bought three slaves, and some land and founded
    Finchs Landing- a cotton plantation.
  • He married and
  • had many daughters.

12
  • Simon died when he was very old, and very rich.
  • It was tradition for the men of the family to
    stay on Finchs Landing and make a living there
    growing cotton.

13
  • When the Civil War ended years later, the Finch
    family was left with nothing but the land.

14
  • Scouts father Atticus is the first to break this
    tradition. He leaves the Landing and goes to
    school to become a lawyer.
  • His younger brother, Jack, becomes a doctor.
  • His sister Alexandra stays and takes care of the
    land with her husband.

15
  • Once Atticus gets his law degree, he moves to
    Maycomb, Alabama (about 20 miles east of Finchs
    Landing).

16
  • Atticus practices law in a small office in
    Maycomb, and he payed for
  • his brother Jack to go to
  • Medical School.

17
  • He liked Maycomb, he was Maycomb County born and
    bred he knew his people, they knew him, and
    because of Simon Finchs industry, Atticus was
    related by blood or marriage to nearly every
    family in the town(5).

18
  • And this is where our story begins
  • Open your books to page 5
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