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Urban Legends

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Shirlene Holden

on 31 May 2013

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Transcript of Urban Legends

Urban Legends Who's Boo Radley? What's an Urban Legend? Legend of Boo Radley Characteristics of an Urban Legend Setting Examples Setting Symbols Stereotype In the novel, Scout, Jem, and Dill imgaine all sorts of things that Arthur 'Boo' Radley could have done and what's kept him holed up in the Radley House for so long. Setting
Stereotypes The general locale, historical time, and social circumstances in which the action of a fictional or dramatic work occurs; the setting of an episode or scene within a work is the particular physical location in which it takes place. A. A word, place, character, or object that means something beyond what it is on a literal level. A. An entertaining story or piece of information of uncertain origin that is circulated as though it is true. What's the setting in TKaM? B. C. Name some symbols from TKaM B. C. D. Symbol Examples A character who is so ordinary or unoriginal that the character seems like an oversimplified representation of a type, gender, class, religious group, or occupation. What are some sterotypes found in TKaM? Urban Legend Examples Urban Legend Example using the 3 S's UL: A wild bird flying into one's houes can mean bad luck, and even death, to the owner.
Symbol: Bird
Setting: outside to inside a house UL: Friday the 13th is the unluckiest day in history.
Symbol: 13
Setting: Anywhere UL: Young boy dies from eating Pop rocks candy with soda pop.
Symbol: Pop rocks
Stereotype: Young kid UL: A python acting 'affectionate' is really just measuring its inteneded victim.
Symbol: snake
Stereotype: snake At the time To Kill a Mockingbird takes place, Boo is holed up in a decrepit old house. His life hasn't always been that way. Fact or Fiction? From Arthur to Boo What was life in the Radley House like when Boo was growing up? What were his parents like and how may that have effected how Boo is today? What sorts of stories have they come up with about Boo? How do Scout, Jem, and Dill describe Boo? Why might these stories further strengthen what everyone in Maycomb says and thinks about Boo?
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