To Kill A Mocking Bird
To Kill a Mocking Bird takes place in the 1930?s, right in the middle of the depression. It is set in a small town in Alabama called Maycomb. Maycomb, like most small southern towns, has a problem with widespread racism toward Negroes. The play focuses on one family, the Finches. In the family there are three people, Scout, Jem and Atticus. Atticus is a lawyer and is defending a African American man in court (Tom Robinson), something that was not often done in the south due to racism.
Many people feel threatened by this and feel very resentful toward Atticus. Throughout the play all the members of the Finches and many others display courage in their attempts to stand up for what they believe in. In the beginning of the play we meet Scout. Scout is an energetic little six year old. She still has her innocence and has not yet been able to understand why there is racial discrimination or hate. Scout gets mad when some of her classmates say things about her father, Atticus Finch. Many of her classmates call Atticus a nigger lover. Being only six Scout does not know how to handle her self so she
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