We are introduced to the major and minor characters: Scout, Jem, Atticus, Dill & Boo Radley. The story takes place in Maycomb
The jury says GUILTY!
There is a case in Maycomb in which a black man named Tom Robinson, is accused of raping a white girl. Scout's father Atticus was the Lawyer of Tom Robinson. Atticus vs. Racism in Maycomb
Scout, Jem, and Dill become fascinated with their mysterious neighbor Boo Radley and have an escalating series of encounters with him. Scout and Jem find items inside the tree hole, and they find out it was Boo Radley.
When the jury says Tom Robinson is guilty, and sent too jail. Jem was devestated that it made him see what the world truly was.
Scout loses her innocents, and so does Jem. They both see the reality of Maycomb and begin to see how cruel the world is. Also Tom Robinson was killed for try to escape.
On Halloween night, Bob Ewell decides to attack Atticus' children. However, Boo makes his first appearance in the novel when he defends the children and kills Bob in the process. The resolution comes when Bob dies, Boo finally is seen for the first time, and Sheriff Heck Tate decides to call Bob's death self-inflicted in order to protect the shy and reclusive Radley.