Rising Action 1
Scout is the daughter of an attorney, so the Great Depression has not hit her family as hard as it has hit many of the people in Maycomb. As the story opens, Scout goes to school for the first time and encounters many of the different social classes that make-up Maycomb County. One family, the Ewells, are the lowest of the lower class citizens. Click the image to the left to see how this encounter goes.
Rising Action 2
Mayella Ewell has accused Tom Robinson, a black man, of raping her. Atticus is defending Tom in the trial. When Atticus questions Mayella, it become apparent to all that she is lying. Click on the image to the left to watch a short cartoon video synopsis of the scene.