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Title: To Kill a Mockingbird


1
To Kill a Mockingbird
  • A Novel by Harper Lee

2
Literary Concepts in Unit
  • Allusion
  • Ambiguity
  • Reference to a statement, a person, a place, or
    an event from literature, history, religion,
    mythology, politics, sports, science, or pop
    culture.
  • An element of uncertainty in a text, in which
    something can be interpreted in a number of
    different ways.

3
Literary Concepts in Unit
  • Diction
  • Euphemism
  • A writers or speakers choice of words.
  • Denotationdefinition
  • Connotationfeelings associated with a word
  • An expression that makes something sound better
    than it actually is.
  • Previously-owned vehicle
  • Sanitation Engineer

4
Literary Concepts in Unit
  • Idiom
  • Imagery
  • A set expression of that means something other
    than the literal meanings of its individual
    words.
  • Its raining cats and dogs!
  • Any language that appeals to the readers five
    senses.

5
Literary Concepts in Unit
  • Motivation
  • Point of View
  • The fears or conflicts or needs that drive a
    character.
  • Vantage point from which a writer tells a story.
    In broad terms there are three possible points of
    view omniscient, first person, and third person
    limited.

6
Literary Concepts in Unit
  • Setting
  • Style
  • The time and place of a story or play.
  • The distinctive way an author uses language.
  • Consider
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Lois Lowry
  • Elie Weisel
  • Shakespeare

7
Literary Concepts in Unit
  • Symbol
  • Person, place, thing, or event that stands for
    itself and for something beyond itself as well.
  • Consider
  • Snow in The Giver
  • Bird in The Scarlet Ibis
  • Stars in Romeo and Juliet
  • Fire in Night

8
Literary Concepts in Unit
  • Syntax
  • Theme
  • Grammatical structure of sentences.
  • Central idea of a work of literature.
  • A theme is not the same as a subject.

9
Rhetorical Concepts in Unit
  • Argument
  • Claim
  • A series of statements in a text designed to
    convince us of something.
  • The writers opinion.
  • What the writer wants to prove.

10
Rhetorical Concepts in Unit
  • Generalization
  • Broad statement that covers many situations.
  • If animals can think, they will probably do
    their best thinking when it serves their
    purposes, not when some scientist asks them to
  • from Can Animals Think?

11
Rhetorical Concepts in Unit
  • Logical Appeal
  • Evidence
  • An appeal to ones sense of intellect.
  • This makes me think
  • Specific, factual information or proof that backs
    up the reasons in an argument.
  • Statistics, numbers, etc.

12
Rhetorical Concepts in Unit
  • Emotional Appeal
  • An appeal to ones emotions.
  • This makes me feel
  • Loaded Words--words loaded with emotional
    connotations
  • Anecdotes--brief, personal stories

13
Rhetorical Concepts in Unit
  • Ethical Appeal
  • Establishing credibility as a speaker.
  • I trust him because
  • A speaker can win an audiences trust with verbal
    and non-verbal cues.

14
Rhetorical Concepts in Unit
  • Intent
  • Tone
  • The authors purpose.
  • What does he/she want us to do with this text?
  • Consider
  • The Giver
  • Sleeping Freshmen
  • Night
  • Attitude a writer takes toward a subject, a
    character, or the audience.

15
Genre Fiction/Bildungsroman
  • BILDUNGSROMAN
  • COMING OF AGE
  • This word is German for coming of age novel.
  • The narrator will attempt to discover her
    identity.
  • A coming of age novel is a work about the
    development of a character into adulthood.
  • The character will have experiences that
    initiates her into self-awareness.

16
AUTHORS BACKGROUND
  • Harper Lee

17
Authors Background
  • Born Nelle Harper Lee on April 28, 1926
  • Born in Monroeville, Alabama, a small city w/ a
    population of about 7,000 people

18
Authors Background
  • Father Amasa Coleman Lee--began practicing law
    in 1915
  • Mother Frances Cunningham Finch Lee
  • Attended Huntington College from 1944-45

19
Authors Background
  • Studied Law _at_ University of Alabama from 1945-49
  • Attended Oxford for one year
  • Left school to move to New York and pursue a
    career as a writer

20
Authors Background
  • First submitted To Kill A Mockingbird for
    publication in 1957
  • Worked on revisions for 3 years/ published in 1960

21
Authors Background
  • Won a Pulitzer Prize in 1961
  • Never published another novel
  • Is considered a hermit

22
Historical Context
  • The Scottsboro Trials

23
Historical Context
  • Novel takes place in Alabama in the 1930s
  • Time of the Great Depression
  • Although slavery was abolished in 1860s, African
    Americans were still denied many rights
  • Segregation exists in schools, public bathrooms,
    busses and many other public places

24
Historical Context
  • A great deal of discrimination existed in the
    justice system
  • African Americans were not allowed to be on
    juries
  • Blacks were often arrested, tried, and convicted
    with little cause

25
Historical Context
  • Agricultural economy was hit hard by the
    depression
  • Many white southerners had a romanticized idea of
    how life should be
  • They felt threatened by change and
    industrialization

26
Historical Context The South
  • Little opportunity for African Americans to
    advance themselves
  • Nearly half of all blacks in the South did not
    receive an education past the 5th grade
  • Racist groups like the Ku Klux Clan and the Black
    Shirts terrorized blacks
  • Lynching was still a common practice

27
EXIGENCE/PURPOSE
  • EXIGENCE
  • WHAT CAUSES THE AUTHOR TO WRITE WHAT HE/SHE
    WRITES?
  • PURPOSE
  • WHAT DOES THE AUTHOR WANT US TO DO WITH THIS
    INFORMATION?

28
The Scottsboro Trials
  • There are many parallels between the trial of Tom
    Robinson in the novel and the Scottsboro Trials
  • In 1931, 9 young African American males are
    stopped on a freight train in Alabama

29
The Scottsboro Trials
  • They are arrested, tried, and convicted of the
    rape of two white women
  • The men were pardoned in 1976

30
Setting
  • Entire story takes place in the town of Maycomb,
    Alabama
  • The small town is conservative and traditional
  • Blacks and whites live in separate sections of
    town
  • Time period is 1933-35 during the years of the
    Great depression

31
THE TITLESymbolism
  • The mockingbird is a symbol of innocence in the
    novel
  • Miss Maudie tells the children its a sin to
    kill a mockingbird because they never do harm.

32
CHARACTERS
33
Main Characters
  • Jean Louise Finch- known as Scout the narrator
    of the novel tomboyish and very bright
  • Jeremy Finch- known as Jem Scouts older brother

34
Main Charaters
  • Atticus Finch- Scouts widowed father works as a
    lawyer a model of tolerance and understanding

35
Main Characters
  • Calpurnia- the Finchs black housekeeper has
    helped to raise the children since the death of
    their mother
  • Charles Baker Harris- known as Dill Scout and
    Jems summer friend
  • Miss Maudie Atkinson- favorite neighbor of the
    Finches speaks to the children as equals

36
Main Characters
  • Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose- mean neighbor of the
    Finches often harasses the children
  • Walter Cunningham (Jr. Sr.)- the poor but noble
    family who never took anything they couldnt pay
    back
  • Heck Tate- the town sheriff

37
Main Characters
  • Arthur Radley- referred to as Boo the
    reclusive neighbor that both fascinates and
    frightens the children
  • Bob Ewell- head of the Ewell family drunk,
    unemployed, full of hate anger
  • Mayella Ewell- eldest daughter of the Ewells
    responsible for the care of her 7 siblings
    accuses Tom Robinson of rape

38
Major Characters
  • Tom Robinson- young, hard working black man has
    a mangled arm accused of raping Mayella Ewell
  • Judge John Taylor- presiding judge in the rape
    case sympathetic toward Tom Robinson
  • Dolphus Raymond- local man from a good white
    family prefers to live w/ the blacks lets
    people think hes a drunk

39
Topics/Issues in TKAMB
  • Prejudice and Tolerance
  • Guilt and Innocence
  • Justice
  • Knowledge and Ignorance
  • Courage and Cowardice

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