To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
genre: Southern Gothic
novel and a
# of pages: 296
Tasha Kim
Published first in
July 11, 2960
• Jean Louise “Scout” Finch - The narrator and protagonist of the
story. She is intelligent and, by the standards of her time and place,
a tomboy.
• Atticus Finch - Scout and Jem’s father, a lawyer in Maycomb
descended from an old local family. He is one of the few residents
of Maycomb committed to racial equality.
• Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch - Scout’s brother and constant
playmate at the beginning of the story. Jem is something of a typical
American boy, refusing to back down from dares and fantasizing
about playing football
• Arthur “Boo” Radley - A recluse who never sets foot outside his
house, Boo dominates the imaginations of Jem, Scout, and Dill. He
is one of the novel’s “mockingbirds,” a good person injured by the
evil of mankind.
• In the beginning the main character, Scout, starts out to be a very
immature child not knowing the prejudice times around her, as the
story goes on she gains knowledge of these times by fellow kids
around her accusing her dad of being a "***** lover" which then, it
was an insult. Her dad , Atticus (a criminal defense attorney only
doing his job and not discriminating against this man), was being
courageous of a black man being faulsey accused of raping a white
girl. The line in the book "Shoot, all the bluejays you want, but
remember its a sin to kill mockingbird" is referring to the black man
in the story, Tom. He symbolizes a mockingbird because all
mockingbirds do is sing for our enjoyment and stay out of harms
way, so if you kill them its a sin. He is the mockingbird in the story
and all he does is stay out of harms way and is accused of a crime
and in the end is eventually guilty and dies.
I give this book 3 out of 4. This is very good book
it was a little hard for me to understand. People
who likes story about innocence, knowledge,
prejudice, and courage would like this book.