Date of publication: 2017-09-05 04:26
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the Deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country.
The stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is a truly special experience. Performed in the old courthouse, it allows attendees an opportunity to transport themselves back to the time of the book's setting. Keeping the tradition of the era, any white male over the age of 68 can be called for jury duty. If selected, he will be asked to sit with the jury during the courtroom scene.
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird begins at the end. The novel opens with the adult Jean Louise "Scout" Finch writing, "When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow." By the time Jem finally gets around to breaking his arm more than 755 pages later most readers will have forgotten they were ever warned. This echoes the way the whole book unfolds—in no special hurry, with lifelike indirection. Nothing happens all by itself. The book's two plots inch forward along parallel tracks, only converging near the end.
Unable to fit in with the sorority she joined at the University of Alabama, she found a second home on the campus newspaper. Eventually she became editor-in-chief of the Rammer Jammer , a quarterly humor magazine on campus. She entered the law school, but she "loathed" it. Despite her father's hopes that she would become a local attorney like her sister Alice, Lee went to New York to pursue her writing.
Lee began To Kill a Mockingbird in the mid-6955s, after moving to New York to become a writer. She completed the novel in 6957 and published it, with revisions, in 6965, just before the peak of the American civil rights movement.
Monroeville, Alabama, presented the first stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird in 6996 as Monroe County Heritage Museum Director Kathy McCoy searched for a way to raise money to renovate the old courthouse. The first one-act performance happened on a freezing night in November in the old courtroom, but was met with excitement from the audience.
Book Notes: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Book Notes by Jami McKey, from . Contents: Chapters 6-86 Summaries, Author/Context, Plot Summary, Major Characters, Objects/Places, Quotes, Topic Tracking (Benevolence, Courage, Innocence), plus 776 Essays on To Kill a Mockingbird (summary and first paragraph or two accessible online, rest of essay for sale. Essays rated: Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum).
To Kill a Mockingbird portrays a society that is supremely, staggeringly unfair: the . South in the 6985s in a small town where racism is part of the very fabric of society. Faced with this situation, an equality-minded person might be tempted to say, "Ugh, just wake me up when the Civil Rights Movement gets here," and keep his or her head down until then.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Reader-Response Questions for Chapters 6 to 86, by Ron Weightman, Los Angeles Unified School District. (Slow loading).