To Kill a Mockingbird - Book Report

Essay by canadianthugJunior High, 7th gradeA+, January 2003

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This story takes place in a small southern town in Alabama called Maycomb. The county was called Maycomb as well. The specific locations that were used in the book the most were the house of the main characters, Finch's landing, the Maycomb court room, and the Radly house. The time period of this book was around 1935.

The central character, and the narrator of this book is Jean Louise Finch, also known as Scout. Throughout the course of the book, Scout changed from an immature girl in overalls to a mature, young lady.

Many characters affected this change, among those would be her older brother Jeremy Atticus Finch, better known as Jem. Scout looked up to Jem and followed in his footsteps. For example, when Jem and Dill Harris were planning to go to Boo Radly's house to place a note on the window Scout insisted that she tag along.

Jem also tried to keep her safe like in the end when he tried to stop Bob Ewell from hurting her, even though it would only redirect the attack to him.

Another person who greatly affected Scout was Atticus Finch, her father, he contributed to her change by looking at her more like an adult than a child. Anytime she had a question that a child would not normally get an answer for asking, Atticus would give her a truthful answer. He also set good morals for Scout and Jem. For example, when she asked her uncle a question and he didn't give her a truthful answer Atticus got very upset about it, and later answered it for her.

The next character who affected Scout would be her Aunt Alexandre, a person that Scout did not favor much throughout the book. Her Aunt desperately attempted to turn Scout...