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Summary of To Kill a Mockingbird

            To Kill a Mockingbird is narrated by a young lady by the name of Scout Finch. Scout, her brother Jem, and father Atticus live in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, a very quiet Southern town. Scout's father is an attorney and is appointed to defend a black man in court against the charges that he raped a young lady. The victim was white, and this was the most exciting and shocking event that ever happened in Maycomb. Everyone in the town knew about it, even the children. When the time came for Atticus to defend the accused man, Tom Robinson, he gave his argument, but sadly it did not win over the stubborn jury. Atticus offended some of the white citizens in the process of fighting for Tom Robinson's freedom. One of these men happened to be the father of the victim. He told Atticus that he would get back at him for defending a black man. Unfortunately, Mr. Ewell meant what he said and he tried to harm Jem and Scout. One night Mr. Ewell followed Scout and Jem into the woods. He was prepared to kill them with a knife he was carrying. Mr. Ewell attacked them and Jem broke his arm while trying to fight him off. Their neighbor, Boo Radley, heard the commotion and appeared just in time to rescue Scout and Jem from danger. Mr. Ewell tripped and the knife he was carrying in his pocket inflicted a fatal wound. Boo Radley helps them back to safety. The story ends with Scout happily sitting on Atticus' lap reading. A theme to this book could be do as you would want others to do to you. .
             Like all movies that are based on books, there were a few differences between the book and the movie. The movie was not nearly as detailed or thorough as the book. There were a few minor characters that were left out of the movie version entirely. Many of the women that were an essential part in Scout's life were excluded from the movie. Another part left out of the movie was the burning of one of an elderly neighbor's home. It was snowing one night and her house caught fire and burned to the ground.

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