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By Harper Lee
Chapter 1 Notes
The Hook
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How does Harper Lee capture
her reader’s attention?
By leaving the reader with a
mystery
 HOW
DID JEM BREAK
HIS ARM?
Point of View
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First Person
Narrative
Scout (Jean
Louise) is the
narrator
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Scout is an
adult recalling
her childhood
and what she
learned
growing up
The Setting
 Maycomb,
Alabama
 1930s – After the Great
Depression (a time of
great poverty)
Key Character – Arthur “Boo”
Radley
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“The Boogey Man”
Kept inside the family home
after misbehaving as a teenager
Became psychologically
unbalanced/traumatized
Never seen by the children and
myths/rumors begin
Introduction of Themes
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1) Growing up and the loss of
innocence
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2) Courage
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Ex:
Ex:
3) Showing compassion
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Ex:
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