I recently finished up to Chapter 9 in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. Up till now, Harper Lee describes the life Scout and Jem live. Lee also describes and introduces Boo Radley. (The mystery man) Boo Radley shows the opposite of what rumors were told of him. He shows care to Scout and Jem even though they still think he is a murderous man. Then later, Scout’s dad, Atticus gets a case that a black man (friend of his cook, Calpurnia’s) who is charged for rape of a white woman. They don’t get into detail about the case, but Atticus has a serious discussion with Scout about segregation in their society.
Along with this quick summary, I also put a link to spark notes showing the themes, symbols, and motifs spark notes thought of the book. There are multiple lessons in the book that are very important. It also shows how segregation was like back in that time period. I haven’t gotten very far in the book and sometimes the book goes all over the place so it’s sometimes hard to understand.
Some of the themes in the book are:
- The Coexistence of Good and Evil
- The Importance of Moral Education
- The Existence of Social Inequality