Jem and Scout sitting beneath a shady tree

Children are brought into the world innocent and playfull, but grow up only to lose this innocence one day at a time.

"They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it—seems that only children weep" (285 Lee)

Atticus Finch defends the "quiet, respectable, humble Negro" (Lee)

Critisisms of To Kill A Mockingbird...

-Harper Lee suggest that moral values are not always absolute.

-Atticus Finch is not all he is put out to be.

-The book is stereotypical towards African- Americans.

“Don’t you believe a word he says, Dill,” I said. “Calpurnia says that’s nigger- talk.” (49 Lee)

Atiicus Finch and Scout.

Atticus Finch and Aunt Alexandra, even though they were raised together, are very different.

"Aunt Alexandra would have been analogous to Mount Everest: throughout my early life, she was cold and there." (103 Lee)

Scout Jean Louis Finch Hangs playfully on a tire swing.

Jean Louis Finch, or better known as Scout is a typical innocent, and playful child that in her time and place, was considered a tomboy. She is considered to be a round and dynamic character due to her change of mind.

"I (Scout) was born good but had grown progressively worse every year." (108 Lee)

Scout Finch as the narrator

Scout gives commentary from her childhood as she's an adult. This allows her to use adult references and language while still telling the story thoroughly.

"With [Atticus'] infinite capacity for calming turbulent seas, he could make a rape case as dry as a sermon." (226 Lee)

Sherlock Holmes

A literary allusion in the text is Sherlock Holmes (Lee 238)

Moses from the Bible

A Biblical allusion is Moses (Lee 167)

Rosetta Stone

A historical allusion of the Rosetta Stone (Lee 85)

German Nazi Flag
Slaves on a Plantation

"How can you hate Hitler so bad an' then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home-"
(Lee 331)

Mockingbird is a major symbol

Citations

Mimus Dorsalis. Digital image. Wikipedia. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 2 June 2015 (Mockingbird)

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. Digital image. Wikimedia. Employee(s) of Universal             Studios, n.d. Web. 2 June 2015. (Sherlock Holmes)

The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum. Digital image. Wikimedia. Wikimedia, n.d.                    Web. 2 June 2015. (Rosetta Stone)

Moses Comes Down from Mount Sinai. Digital image. Wikimedia. Wikimedia, n.d. Web.              2 June 2015. (Moses)

Swastika Flag. Digital image. Wikimedia. Wikimedia, n.d. Web. 2 June 2015 (Nazi Flag)

James Hopkinsons Plantation Slaves Planting Sweet Potatoes. Digital image. Wikimedia.            Wikimedia, n.d. Web. 2 June 2015. (Slaves)

Digital image. A Student Guide- To Kill A Mockingbird. N.p., n.d. Web. (Jem and Scout sitting beneath a shady tree)

Winn, Marie. "THE LOSS OF CHILDHOOD." The New York Times. The New York Times, 07 May 1983. Web. 30 May 2015. (Thematic Statement)

1960, To Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee, and Copyright (C) 1960 By Harper Lee. (n.d.): n. pag. Web. (Full Book)

"The LitCharts Study Guide to To Kill a Mockingbird." LitCharts. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2015. (Qoutes)

Tavernier-Courbin, Jacqueline. "Humor and Humanity in To Kill a Mockingbird." On Harper Lee: Essays and Reflections. Ed. Alice Hall Petry. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2007. 41-60. Rpt. in Children's Literature Review. Ed. Jelena Krstovic. Vol. 169. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Literature Resource Center. Web. 1 June 2015.

Lubet, Steven. "Reconstructing Atticus Finch." Michigan Law Review 97.6 (May 1999): 1339-1362. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 194. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Literature Resource Center. Web. 1 June 2015.

Saney, Isaac. "The Case against To Kill a Mockingbird." Race & Class 45.1 (July-Sept. 2003): 99-110. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 194. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Literature Resource Center. Web. 1 June 2015. (Criticisms)

To Kill A Mockingbird Qoutes. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. (Atticus Finch and Scout)

Canadian Center TKAM. Digital image. Catherine Shenton, n.d. Web. (Atticus Finch Defenends the “...”)

"To Kill A MockingBird Group Project." To Kill A MockingBird Group Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 June 2015.

"To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee Character Analysis Scout (Jean Louise) Finch." To Kill a Mockingbird: Scout Jean Louise Finch. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 June 2015.

SparkNotes. SparkNotes, n.d. Web. 01 June 2015. (Characterization)

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