To Kill a Mockingbird - Timeline

A brief outline of the passage of time (1933-1935) within the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. 

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird Timeline
  • The summer holidays end, Jem and Scout become friends with Dill.
    • Summer
  • Jem, Scout and Dill  invent and play games  about Boo Radley
    • Summer
  • Autumn
    • Boo Radley leaves  chewing gum in the knothole of  the Radley's  oak tree
    • 1933
      • To Kill a Mockingbird Timeline
  • Christmas
    • Snow before Christmas - mud snowman - black and white = symbolism
    • Miss Maudie's house burns down - positive outlook
  • Francis  taunts Scout at Finch Landing and calls her a "nigger-lover".
    • Christmas
      • Snow before Christmas - mud snowman - black and white = symbolism
      • Miss Maudie's house burns down - positive outlook
  • 1934
    • Starts to dispell the children's  bogeyman myth in the reader's mind
      • Boo Radley leaves  chewing gum in the knothole of  the Radley's  oak tree
    • Later winter, February
      • 1934
      • Tim Johnson, the rabid dog, is killed by "One-Shot Finch" for the good of the community
        • Later winter, February
        • Atticus agrees to defend Tom Robinson - we have been prepped in Chapter 1 with Atticus' astutue observation and understanding of justice and the law
          • 1935
            • Late winter, after New Year, Jem wrecks Mrs Dubose's  camellias
          • Spring  Mrs Dubose  dies
            • 1935
              • Late winter, after New Year, Jem wrecks Mrs Dubose's  camellias
          • End of summer
            • Scout starts second grade
          • November - Tom Robinson arrested
            • Summer
              • The trial  of Tom Robinson
              • Later summer, Tom Robinson is shot trying to escape from  prison
            • At the jailhouse - Atticus, Jem and Scout stop Cunningham's lynchmob
              • Summer
                • The trial  of Tom Robinson
                • Later summer, Tom Robinson is shot trying to escape from  prison
            • After the trial, gifts of food  are left out on  Atticus' porch
              • Dolphus Raymond  has a talk with the children
                • Ocotber
                  • Ewell loses his job
                • Halloween, Ewell attacks the children  on their way home from the pageant
                  • 'Boo' Arthur Radley rescues the children from a would be murderous attack
                • Mid October, cowardly Ewell stalks Tom's widow, Helen
                  • Ocotber
                    • Ewell loses his job
                • Scout prepares for the pageant at the school - ham costume
                  • Ewell tries to break into Judge Taylor's home
                    • 'Boo' Arthur Radley rescues the children from a would be murderous attack
                    • Sherrif Heck Tate, states that Ewell fell on his own knife thereby saving Arthur's life and Atticus' conscience
                      • Ewell is found dead with a "kitchen knife stuck up under his ribs."
                      • Ewell is found dead with a "kitchen knife stuck up under his ribs."

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