To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a child’s view of race and justice in the Depression-era South. The book sells one million copies per year, and Scout remains one of the most beloved characters in American fiction. Explore a character analysis of Scout, the plot summary, and important quotes.


Read one-minute Sparklet summaries, the detailed chapter-by-chapter Summary & Analysis, the Full Book Summary, or the Full Book Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird.


See a complete list of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird and in-depth analyses of Scout Finch, Atticus Finch, Jem Finch, Boo Radley, Calpurnia, and more.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in To Kill a Mockingbird, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.

Further Study

Go further in your study of To Kill a Mockingbird with background information about Harper Lee and the novel, movie adaptations, links to resources on the web, and suggestions for further reading.