To Kill a Mockingbird Review
Many people have read a book that touches them or can remember one after reading it through it just once. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of those type of books you can pick up, read, and remember. Starts off with a young girl named Scout who lives with her older brother, Jem, and her father, Atticus. The story begins with a flashback to how Jem, Scout’s older brother, injured his throwing arm and how scared he was that he might not be able to play football again because of his injured arm. Years pass and his confidence came back but Jem and Scout still recount the memories and events leading up to how the injuries occur. That is when the story begins.
The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama sometime between 1933 through 1935 during the Great Depression. The Finch family live there and Atticus is a lawyer living his children Jem and Scout. The Great Depression happened after the stock exchanged has crashed and many people lost their money and lived with very little to their names. That small, mostly white, town of Maycomb is mostly poor and very racially segregated. The blacks were the minority and put trial for something they have not committed. The story is a battle between good and evil for what is right and wrong and for justice and the innocent. You will have reactions to this book unlike any other because of how some events are justified and how discrimination goes in the 1930s putting down the minorities, in this case the African Americans. Even after the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, there is still discrimination against minorities today even though it isn’t always happening before the Civil Rights Movement but it is still happening. Being a minority, I was disgusted by how the trial took place in the story.
The trial in the story has had to be the best and worst part of the whole story. The best because it shows the tensions and the fight to see what are good and bad and fighting for what is right. It’s also the...