To Kill A Mockingbird Summary Paper

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To Kill A Mockingbird Summary

The story of To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Alabama in the Depression, and is told
by the main character, a little girl named Scout Finch. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a
lawyer with high moral Scout, her brother, Jem, and their friend Dill are interested by
local rumors about a man named Boo Radley who lives in their neighborhood, but never steps
out of his house. Legend has it that he once stabbed his father in the leg wit a pair of
scissors, and he is made out to be some kind of rare monster. Dill is originally from
Mississippi but spends his summers in Maycomb, at a house near Scout and Jem's.


Throughout the story the kids are curious to know more about Boo, and so they create
little drama acts which tell the events of his life from what they have heard through the
grapevine. They slowly begin moving closer to the house itself, which is said to be
haunted. They try to leave notes from Boo on his windowsill, but are caught by their
father, who firmly reprimands them. Then they also tried sneaking to the house at night
and looking through the windows. However, Boo's brother thought he heard a prowler so he
fired shots from his gun. The children get away unharmed, though Jem loses his pants in
the gate. When he returns, his ripped pants have been folded and roughly sewn up.


Other mysterious things happen to the Finch children. A certain tree near the Radley house
has a hole in it which little presents are often left from them such as pennies and gum. A
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