To Kill a Mockingbird is a well-known novel written by Harper Lee in 1960. The novel was immediately successful right after being published, winning awards and becoming a modern American literature classic. The storyline of the novel is based on what the author observed about her family, neighbors, and people close to her.
The plot is also inspired by an incident that occurred near the author’s hometown when she was 10 years of age. To Kill a Mockingbird mostly known for its wittiness and cordiality despite the fact that it addresses grave issues such as racial inequality and rape.
The story took place during the Great Depression between 1933 and 1935 in an imaginary old town of Maycomb in Alabama. To Kill Mockingbird consists of 31 chapters. This study guide will present a complete To Kill a Mockingbird summary, chapter-by-chapter.
In this guide, we discuss four different but equally important aspects of the novel, including:
- The plot with a detailed description of the events chapter by chapter.
- The description of the main and supportive characters with analysis of their motivation and role in the plot.
- Scrutiny of the novel’s key themes and symbols.
- The significant quotes sorted out by the topics and characters.
These four aspects give a comprehensive picture that will deepen your understanding of the novel.
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