To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird

1. Show how at least two individual episodes, sections or events in your studied text held your interest as a reader.

This essay will discuss how two individual events in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee,
held my interest as a reader. The two individual events are Tom Robinsons court case and
the pageant at Scouts school when she plays the role of "Pork". I will discuss what
techniques were used in both events and how they held my interest.


Mayella Ewell accuses Tom Robinson, a black man, of raping her and Atticus, Scout's father
takes the case. Scout and Jem, Atticus's children sneak to the trial so we, as the reader,
find out what is happening through Scout's eyes. Scout has seen many trials, so her
knowledge of what is happening makes it easier for the reader to understand, therefore
holding our interest and stopping us from getting bored when we don't understand the law
jargon.


Harper Lee wrote the book in a way that he would keep us in suspense. This is especially
shown when Atticus is questioning Mayella Ewell. Atticus asked Mayella questions and
called her "ma'am" which was something she had never been called before so she didn't
react well. This made her flustered and also made her say that Tom Robinson had thrown her
down and beat her up. After this Atticus made Tom Robinson stand up only for the audience
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