To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Chapter Summary

This is just a chapter by chapter summary I used when doing this book at GCSE. Hope it's helpful!

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Chapters Setting Key events Characters Themes
1: early Summer1933 Maycomb -family history/town Cal, Atticus, Jem, Scout, Dill, Family traits
-Uncle Jack Radleys, Ewells.
-meet Dill
-Radley Place
2-3: Sept 1933 School, Maycomb -Scout start school Cal, Atticus, Jem, Scout, Education
-Burris Ewell Burris Ewell, Walter, Miss Growing up
-Walter Cunningham Caroline
-Miss Carolina
-issue with reading
4-6: Spring-Summer 1934 Maycomb -knot-hole Atticus, Jem, Scout, Dill, Mrs Growing up
-Miss Maudie Maudie, N Radley, Mrs Prejudice
-Atticus' fairness Dubose
-Boo Radley games
-N Radley shoots at Jem, J
loses his trousers as he
7-8: Autumn-Winter 1934 Maycomb -fire at Miss Maudie's -Atticus, Jem, Scout, Miss Courage
-Boo Radley puts blanket on Maudie, Boo Radley
-snow in Maycomb
9-11: Christmas 1934- Maycomb -Atticus defending Tom Atticus, Jem, Scout, Mrs Courage
Spring 1935 -Jem reading for Mrs Dubose, Cecil, Aunt Prejudice
End of Children's games Dubose Alexandra, Uncle Jack,
-Christmas at Finch's Landing Jessie, Mr Tate, Zeebo, Tom,
-Scout's fight with cousin Calpurnia

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Summer 1935 Maycomb -Jem starts to mature Tom, Rev Sykes, Aunt Society
Start of Adult games -Black Church Alexandra, Dill, Scout, Jem, Prejudice
-Tom's case- rape Atticus, Zeebo, Cal
-Aunt Alexandra moves in
-Dill runs away to the Finch's
16-17: Summer 1935 Maycomb, Court House -Dolphus Raymond Tom, Atticus, Jem, Scout, Courage
-trial starts Mayella, Bob, Mr Gilmer, Mr Society
-Atticus tries to prove Bob Underwood, Judge Taylor, Prejudice
Ewell guilty Heck, Dolphus
-Heck Tate
18-19: Summer 1935 Maycomb, Court House -Tom testifies Tom, Atticus,…read more

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Bob attacks Jem and Scout,
Jem breaks his arm, Boo
saves them, Bob dies
30-31: End 1935 Maycomb -finally meet Boo Inequality
-Bob "fell on his knife" (Boo
killed him)…read more


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