The Finch family lives in Maycomb, Alabama. Although it is the 1930s, a time of depression, the family is not struggling. Atticus, the father and was a prominent lawyer. The narrator explains that it is a time of racism and prejudice.
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A young black man was accused of raping a white woman, and Atticus was asked to defend him. This is not easy, Atticus must overcome the prejudice people of Maycomb have against Tom Robinson.
Atticus’ children, Scout and Jem, become a center of attention because their father was representing a black man. Throughout the trial, the children go through tribulations of their own as they learn valuable lessons about justice, commitment, and what is right.
Tom was found guilty, and Atticus’s innocent children cannot believe that the people they knew could send an innocent man to the electric chair.
Bob Ewell, has made his disapproval of Atticus well known. During the move, he threatened both Atticus, and Tom’s wife, Helen. The children fear that he will do something to hurt their father.
At the end, Ewell goes after Scout and Jem, instead of Atticus. In the process, their neighbor. Boo Radley, comes to the children's rescue. He grabs Ewell's knife and kills him.