The Finch family lives the small, quiet town of Maycomb, AL. Atticus Finch is the father of Scout and Jem. Scout is a 6 year old girl who is narrating the story in her memory in 1932. Her father, Atticus is a lawyer and they live next door to a mysterious man named Boo Radley.
A black man, Tom Robinson is accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Mayella is daughter of man named Bob Ewell. Bob constantly harasses Tom and Atticus because Atticus Finch is asked to defend Tom. Scout and Jem are scared Bob will hurt Atticus.
During the trial, Tom Robinson is found guilty by the jury despite his testimony.
Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout while they were walking home instead of targeting Atticus.
When Bob Ewell attacks Scout and Jem, their mysterious neighbor Boo Radley comes to the rescue. Boo Radley stabs Bob Ewell and kills him. Boo Radley has been watching Scout and Jem.