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To Kill a Mockingbird
Transcript of To Kill a Mockingbird
Rising Action: The rising action is the events in a story that move the plot forward. The rising action in To Kill a Mockingbird is when the children start to play the Boo Radley game and start investigating the Radley house. Also when Atticus gets the Tom Robinson case.
Climax: The climax is the turning point in a plot. The climax in To Kill a Mockingbird is when the jury find Tom Robinson guilty.
Falling Action: The falling action is when conflict is resolved and mysteries are solved. The falling action in the story is when Tom Robison gets shot in jail and Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout.
Resolution: The resolution is the portion of the play or story where the central problem is solved. The resolution in the story is when Boo Radley shows his face to Jem and Scout. The Protagonist and Antagonist Protagonist: The main character in the story that sets the plot in motion. The protagonist in the story is Scout Finch.
Antagonist: The character who is in opposition to the protagonist. The antagonist in the story is Bob Ewell. The Authors Purpose Authors Purpose: The reason why he or she creates the story. The reason why Harper Lee created To Kill a Mocking bird was to tell a story about how African Americans were persecuted in the south, during the 1930's. 1 2 3 Point of View Point of View: The vantage point from which a story is told. The story is told in first person as Scout tells the story from her point of view. Main Idea Main Idea: The most important or central thought of a novel. The main idea in the story is Scout is a small town girl living in Maycomb and her father is asked to represent a black man by the name of Tom Robinson. 5 Theme Theme: The theme is good and evil, the coexistence of African Americans and whites and social class. Tone Tone: An expression of a writers attitude toward the topic in the book. In the story the tone is childlike, humorous and cross at times. 7 Mood Mood: The feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader. Gloomy at times when Tom Robinson dies and when Tome gets the guilty verdict, but joyful when Jem and Scout find out who Tom Robinson is. Setting Setting: The time and place of the action in a story, play, or poem. The setting of the story is a make believe town called Maycomb in 1930's. Venn Diagram He stays in his house a lot. Boo Radley Bob Ewell He stays out and about very much. He is not racist and accepting. He is very racist and not excepting. He does not have any children. He has a large amount of children. He is very protective and caring. He is not protective and not caring. He is not drunk ever in the novel. He is drunk all the time in the novel He does not wrongly accuse
men of crimes. He wrongly accuses men of crimes. He does not beat people in rage. He beats people in a fit of rage. They both live in Maycomb County. They are both of the caucasian race. They both play a father figure in the novel. Cause and Effect Cause and Effect: The cause and effect is noting a relationship between actions or events such that one or more are the result of the other. May Ella wanting to have some pleasure caused her father to frame Tom Robinson in court. 12 Critical Thoughts What we liked about the novel was that Boo Radley was caring person and saved Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell. We don't like that Tom Robinson was wrongfully accused of raping May Ella. Alliteration: The repetition of the same sound.
An example of an alliteration in the story is "running the creeks up the creek." ch.1 Assonance: The repition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within a phrase or sentence. "When he was nearly thirteen." ch.1 Personification: When a non-human quality is written about as if it were human. "The old house was droopy and sick." ch.1 Hyperbole: A statement which is exaggerated for emphasis or for humorous effect. "If I had to go alone to the Radley place at two in the morning. My funeral would have been held the next afternoon." ch.7 Onomatopoeia: The use of words who sounds suggest there meaning, "thump thump thump" ch.4 Idiom: An Idiom means something different from what is says, "walked on eggs." Ch.7 Simile: A comparison of two things that have some quality in common that uses the word like or as. "The second grade was as bad as the first" ch.5 Metaphor: A comparison of two things that have some quality in common, and it doesn't use like or as. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." ch.3 Hope you enjoyed :) You know it was good 10