To Kill a Mockingbird - Key Events

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Chapter One

02/11/2013 - 02/12/2013

In the first chapter the main event that occurs is that Scout and Jem meet Dill, Dill then explains to them about Dracula and how he saw it a the movies. The children were astonished as theyd never seen a movie before like this, this links back to innocence and also small town life.

Chapter Two

02/12/2013 - 02/13/2013

This is when we first see a form of prejudice in the book. The form of prejudice is in class distinction, this is when scout says ‘miss his a cunnigham’ this family was quite poor and everyone knew that they would not take money they could not payback therefore he would not touch the teachers rubish and everyone knew why was because he was of a lower class.

Chapter Three

02/13/2013 - 02/14/2013

In chapter three we first see a form of prejudice when Walter Cunningham goes to the finches house for dinner and scout says ‘By the time he reached our front steps Walter had forgotten he was a Cunninham’ Also when scout says ‘He aint company cal his just a Cunnigham’ another clear point of seeing class distinction as Scout who is just a child sees him as just dirt.

Chapter Four

02/14/2013 - 02/15/2013

This chapter was quite un-eventful, apart from the return of dill. However we see scouts innocence when she just eats the chewing gum out of the tree without knowing it could be bad for her. Pg 39

Chapter Five

02/15/2013 - 02/16/2013

In this Chapter we come to find the use of humour in the novel as a the six year olds in the novel dill and scout are talking about getting married and how they are inlove wen this is just ridiculous for there age. Also they tried putting a note in Boo Radleys house however they got caught by Atticus.

Chapter Six

02/16/2013 - 02/17/2013

Dills last night in Maycombfor summer, they planned on sneaking up to the house and pearing inside to get a look at Boo Radley, however Nathan Radley heard them and openned fire upon the kids, as they escaped Jem lost his shorts. Later that night they went to the Rdleys house too find Jems shorts placed on the fence all sown up and neatly folded. They believed this was an apperance by Boo Radley.

Chapter Seven

02/17/2013 - 02/18/2013

Themes shown in this Chapter is Empathy. ‘I tried to climb in Jems Skin and walk around in it’ pg 63.

Chapter Eight

02/18/2013 - 02/19/2013

Themes here is discrimination when Scout says ‘I aint ever heard of a nigger snowman’. A key event is when Miss Maudies house caught oto fire. The children were extremely worried and scared and through out all the confusion they missed boo radley placing a jumper on there shoulders
to keep them warm.

Chapter Nine

02/19/2013 - 02/20/2013

‘Scout finches dad is a nigger love’ this is a theme of the racial discrimination shown in the book this theme is racial discrimination as the blacks are being seculded into being nigers. Another theme is racism when the word nigger is used in that context.

Chapter 10

02/21/2013 - 02/22/2013

In this chapter a mad dog appears ( dog with rabbies). Scout and jem then find out the suprising skill that there fathers acquires being a great shooter. His nickname was one shot finch.

Chapter Eleven

02/22/2013 - 02/23/2013

No major event ocured here.

Chapter Twelve

02/23/2013 - 02/24/2013

The kids were taken to a balck church in this chapter. We see themes such a racial inequalities as the balcks had no the nicest of churchs. ‘The church wa brick-hard clay, as was the cemetry besides it’. We also see Racial Discrimination as Lula says ’ I want to know why you bring white chillun into nigger church’. Also social class difference when Scout asks why calpurnia speaks differently around them and then around her people.

Chapter Thirteen

02/24/2013 - 02/25/2013

The key event in this chapter is that aunt alexandra is staying at there house too provide a motherly figure for the children.

Chapter 14

02/25/2013 - 02/26/2013

Dill snuck in and the innocence of young love started again.

Chapter Fifteen

02/26/2013 - 02/27/2013

The key events in this chapter is dill is allowed to stay in maycomb county, also atticus case is coming up and major drama revolving that is occurring. Atticus is threatened by a group of men however the children come to his aid and get him away.