The Finch family lives in 1930s Maycomb, Alabama. Despite the time of depression, the family does not suffer from financial troubles. The father, Atticus, is a strong lawyer during a time of prejudice. and extremem racism
A young black man is accused of raping a white woman. Atticus is asked to be his lawer and defend him. It's very difficult, as he has to overcome the hate people have against Tom Robinson
Atticus's children, Scout and Jem, are a center of attention because of the fact that their father is representing a black man. The children go through all sorts of things on their own during the trial
Tom is found guilty, and Atticus's children can’t process the fact that the people they know are sending an innocent man to the electric chair
One particular man, Bob Ewell, made his disapproval of Atticus very public and well-known. He threatened Atticus and Tom's wife, Helen. The children are fearful that Bob would hurt their father
Ewell eventually goes after Scout and Jem instead of Atticus. The kids' reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley, comes and grabs Ewell's knife and kills him.