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The film, To Kill a Mocking Bird covers three years, during which Scout and Jem undergo changes in their lives

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Synopsis The film, To Kill a Mocking Bird covers three years, during which Scout and Jem undergo changes in their lives. They began as innocent children, who spent their days happily playing games with each other and spying on Arthur "Boo" Radley. The film opened up with the small family -- Atticus Finch and his two children, Scout and Jem. Atticus was a lawyer and had a strong belief that all people are to be treated fairly. That caused he also allowed the children to call him by his first name. With his career worked as the lawyer, he raised them with letting them learning from their experiences like an adult. This small family's home is set in the quiet town of Maycomb, Alabama. All people lived and enjoyed with their peaceful lives. However this town include three communities: the white folk, the black community and the white trash. ...read more.

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Scout had a fight with one boy, but Jem obstructed. Jem solved the problem by inviting dinner for that boy. Atticus said sorry to that boy for Scout's mistake and everybody also had the conservation with him. One day ,after Scout and Jem came back from school, they found the gifts (soap engraved dolls) that was left for them in a knothole of a tree on Boo's house. At that night, they was surprised and discussed about mystery owner of soap engraved dolls on the bed. One day, the children followed Atticus to watch a rape trial, in which an innocent black man, Tom Robinson. He was wrongfully guilty of raping Mayella Ewell, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Among Atticus' arguments, he pointed out that Tom was crippled in his left arm, and the supposed rapist would have had to make extensive use of his left hand to have carried out the crime the teenage. ...read more.

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of the girl whom Tom Robinson had been falsely accused of molesting. Mr. Ewell stabbed at Scout with a knife, but the chicken-wire framework of her pageant costume protected her from the blade. During the struggle, Jem was unconscious and his arm was broken. But then Bob Ewell is overpowered and killed by a tall dark figure who suddenly appeared on. Scout saw the whole thing from a small view hole in her costume. After the fight ended, Jem was carried home by this mysterious man, that was Arthur "Boo" Radley. Afterwards the secret was revealed that Boo Radley had for a long time assumed the role of the children's guardian angel and often secretly watched over and followed a distance behind Scout and Jem when they were out at night for helping and protect them from danger. Finally, the film ended with Scout considering the past three years' events from Boo's point of view, and with Atticus watching over the sleeping Jem. Reference: TheBestNotes.com Staff. "TheBestNotes on To Kill a Mockingbird" retrieved from http://thebestnotes.com/booknotes/To_Kill_A_Mockingbird_Lee/To_Kill_A_Mockingbird_Study_Guide03.html TheSparkNotes.com Staff retrieved from http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/mocking/summary.html ...read more.

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