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									Harper Lee
Why “To Kill A Mockingbird?”
                     The following clip is
                     courtesy of Brentwood
                     Productions and
Introduction to “To Kill A
 In Chapter 1, we are introduced
  to many of the key characters
   Jean Louise Finch – known as
     Jem – Scout’s older brother
     Atticus Finch – Scout’s father
      and lawyer in Maycomb
     Charles Baker Harris – known as    Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Mary
      Dill                               Badham as Scout in the 1962 film adaptation
                                         of the novel.

     Arthur “Boo” Radley – the almost
      mythical neighbor
So … What’s In the First Chapter?
 The history of Scout’s and Jem’s family – Atticus was
  one of the first people in his family to make it outside
  the farm.
 Jem has a broken arm – we find out the complete story
  why later in the novel.
 Dill moves into town – he only resides in Maycomb
  during the summer with his aunt, Miss Rachel
   Boo? Who is that and why should
   we care?
                                                              Arthur “Boo” Radley is almost a
                                                               ghost-like person in Maycomb,
                                                               very few (if any) people have seen
                                                              Legends say he is crazy, among
                                                               other things.
                                                              He lived with his father and his
                                                               brother Nathan. His father died a
                                                               few years back.
Robert Duvall as Boo Radley in the 1962 film adaptation of    Despite rumors of his insanity,
“To Kill A Mockingbird.”
                                                               Boo’s father refused to send him to
                                                               any type of hospital or asylum.
Boo? Who is that and why should
we care? (cont’d)
 Mentioning Boo Radley and his unknown history is
  not a mistake on Lee’s part – that is something to keep
  in mind while reading the entire novel.
 What kind of role do you see Boo playing in the novel,
  if any?
 Do you think Scout will be an interesting protagonist?
  Why or why not?
Here are some links!
Check these out if you have questions or want to learn
 more about the novel!
 Internet Movie Database - To Kill A Mockingbird
    This site is great if you need help understanding the film
     adaptation as well.
 SparkNotes: To Kill a Mockingbird
   Note: This site is not a substitute for the novel, but it is a great
 Harper Lee's actual website
   This site is to give you some background into Lee and the novel.
Brief Quiz! (Just to see if you’re
paying attention)
 What is Scout’s real, full name?
a) Louise May Finch
b) May-Jean Finch
c) Jean Louise Finch
d) None of the above
 Who is the brother of the mysterious neighbor?
a) Robert
b) Gary
c) Matthew
d) Nathan
 Who is the author of To Kill A Mockingbird?
a) Harper Lee
b) Mark Twain
c) Ernest Hemingway
d) None of the above
 Photos courtesy of Brentwood Productions and
  google.com image search.
 Video clip courtesy of Brentwood Productions and
 All basic information gathered from Harper Lee’s
  novel, To Kill A Mockingbird.

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