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Title: To Kill a Mockingbird


1
To Kill a Mockingbird
  • A novel by Harper Lee

2
  • WHAT
  • DO
  • YOU
  • SEE?

3
Point of View Story is told by Scout
  • At the time Scout is 6 to 8 years old
  • When she is telling the story she is older
    recalling the events
  • 2 categories of observations
  • What she really believes she saw, heard, felt,
    and thought at the time
  • Her reevaluations of the events
  • RELIABLE NARRATOR?

4
  • The story is about a young girl who witnesses a
    towns mistreatment of people.
  • The story is told from the young girls point of
    view.
  • The MAIN characters are good people witnessing
    prejudice.

5
  • The young girl describes the prejudice honestly
    and at times descriptively.
  • The language of the novel is at times vernacular
    meaning that the language includes slang words
    and even derogatory words which were used by
    prejudiced people. Told with dialect of the south.

6
  • Some of the prejudice described in the story
    includes
  • White against Black Black against White
  • Rich against Poor Poor against Rich
  • Girls against Boys Boys against Girls

7
  • The story includes some great advice/aphorisms
    for how to live a good life. These are found in
    such quotes as You should walk a mile in a
    mans shoes before you judge him and mobs are
    made of people.
  • The story describes the judicial system of
    Alabama, the country during the 1930s, and the
    Southern Caste System.
  • Who knows what a Caste system is?

8
Significance of Names within the story
  • What is a synonym for the word SCOUT
  • What is the connotation for the word BOO
  • What is the difference between connotation and
    denotation?
  • What is a homophone for the word JEM
  • What is the definition for the word FINCH
  • Origins of Atticus - Titus Pomponius Atticus
    (Roman Emperor)

9
Motif Recurrent pattern of features in a
literary work
  • 1. mockingbird
  • 2. boundaries
  • 3. formal education
  • 4. point of view (walk in the other persons
    shoes)
  • 5. battles and weapons
  • 6. secrets and hypocrisies
  • 7. superstitions and scare-stories

10
Style
  • Episodic plot structure
  • Themes
  • Growing up Prejudice
  • Prejudice Loss of Innocence
  • Courage Education

11
  • A novel of education - Bildungsroman
  • Main character / protagonist
  • Self development
  • Maturation
  • Growth and development

12
  • Some form of loss / discontent that jars him /
    her away from family
  • Long, gradual process
  • Clashes between his / her needs, views, desires,
    and judgments and unbending social order
  • Eventual blending of protagonist with society
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