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Title: To Kill A Mockingbird Final Analysis


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To Kill A Mockingbird Final Analysis
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BEFORE THE FINAL TEST
  • We need to review
  • THEME
  • SYMBOLISM

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  • THEME!

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SUBJECT VS. THEME
  • I. SUBJECT the topic of a story
  • Can be stated in one or two words
  • Exampleslove, growing up

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  • THEME the central idea of a story
  • Makes a revelation about the subject
  • ALWAYS A STATEMENT. It is NEVER ONE OR TWO
    WORDS!!!

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Examples of Theme
  • Love is a powerful thing when first experienced
  • Growing up can be one point in a young persons
    life that changes them forever

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THEME Contd
  • Usually, theme is about a truth of human behavior
    or the world
  • To communicate these truths, an author will tell
    a story!
  • THATS THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF A PIECE OF LITERATURE
    THEME!!!

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THEME Contd
  • NOT stated directly in the story
  • YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THE LARGER MESSAGE
    IS!
  • The author wants us to recognize something about
    our own lives or world

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SO WHAT?!
  • Theme is the storys most forceful element
  • How does this relate to To Kill a Mockingbird,
    you might ask?
  • Well, thats a mighty good question

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TKAM THEMES
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MAIN TKAM THEMES
  • 1. Good and Evil will always coexist in our
    world
  • 2. Moral Education is an Important Part of
    Growing Up
  • 3. Social Inequality Will Always Exist

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I. Good and Evil Coexisting
  • Jem and Scout assume that people are good because
    they have never seen evil.
  • They grow into a more adult perspective
  • They have confronted evil and must incorporate it
    into their understanding of the world.

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  • Hatred, prejudice, and ignorance pose threats to
    the innocent
  • Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are not prepared for
    the evil that they encounter
  • As a result, they are destroyed.

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  • Atticus Finch is different!
  • He has experienced evil without losing his faith
    in human goodness.
  • Atticus understands that most people have both
    good and bad qualities.

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  • Appreciate the good and understand the bad
    qualities by treating others with sympathy
  • Try to see life from others perspective.
  • Atticus tries to show JS that it is possible to
    live without losing hope or becoming cynical.

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II. Moral Education is Important.
  • The education of children is involved all of the
    novels themes.
  • The plot follows how children are educatedhow
    they are taught to move from innocence to
    experience.
  • Atticus instills a social conscience in Jem and
    Scout.

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  • At school, Scout is confronted with teachers who
    are unsympathetic or morally hypocritical.
  • The most important lessons are those of sympathy
    and understanding
  • Basically, you learn life by living it with
    empathy and understanding

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III. Social Inequality Exists
  • Social hierarchy of Maycomb
  • Rigid social divisions of the adult world are
    revealed to be irrational and destructive.
  • Lee uses the childrens confusion about caste
    system to critique class status and prejudice in
    human beings.

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  • SYMBOLISM!

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TKAM Symbolism
  • SYMBOL Objects, characters, figures, or colors
    used to represent abstract ideas or concepts!

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Main Symbols to Know
  • Mockingbirds
  • 2. Boo Radley / Innocence

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I. Mockingbirds
  • The mockingbird comes to represent the idea of
    innocence.
  • To kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence.
  • Jem, Tom Robinson, Dill, Boo Radley, Mr. Raymond
    all qualify

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  • These are Innocents who have been injured or
    destroyed through contact with evil.
  • Jem and Scouts last name is Finch (another type
    of small bird)
  • Symbolic, because they are vulnerable in the
    racist world of Maycomb

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II. Loss of Innocence/Boo
  • Childrens changing attitude toward Boo Radley
    shows development from innocence to adulthood
  • Boo is also an important symbol of the good that
    exists within people.
  • Boo IS loss of childhood

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STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!
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