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To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird
"The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it."
CRIME
MYSTERY
DRAMA
Historical Fiction
THE GREAT DEPRESSION
1961 Pulitzer Prize
Nelle Harper Lee
Born:
April 28, 1926.
Hometown:
Monroeville, Alabama
A.K.A Harper Lee
Law School
Oxford University
New York City
X3
Monroeville, Alabama
1990
London, England
2013
Synopsis
Maycomb, Alabama
The Great Depression
1930's
"Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving,
To Kill A Mockingbird
takes readers to the roots of human behavior -"

Scout
Atticus
Jem
Jean Louise Finch
"SCOUT"
The "Radley" House
Recommendation
All White jury
With the verdict still awaiting...
Arthur Radley nowhere in sight...
Justice and equality does not exist, otherwise Tom Robinson would be free!
This novel gets the reader questioning commonly held beliefs through prejudice, small-mindedness, racism, and intolerance...
showing that
INNOCENT
people are destroyed by
EVIL
symbolizing that:
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book because it constantly got me questioning things that still happen today. It was truly thought provoking and is a classic that I think everyone should read at least once in their life. Although the language is not the easiest to understand, the heavy topics encompassed by humor and a southern voice coming from the child’s perspective..... It is definitely a page turner which keeps the reader always wanting to read more and to know more which is why I loved this book. "
- Serena Thapar
~ Prejudice still exists in many ways, shapes, and forms to this day, yet we don't realize it as much. ~
unforgettable
Authors message
More often than not, people have prejudiced and incorrect views of others, which can and should be avoided through empathy and compassion.
Within the book, there are many situations in which people rush to form judgements about others without thinking about what life is like from their perspective.
Boo radley
tom robinson
atticus
scout
Arthur Radley
?
He was an introvert who wanted his privacy.
DISCRIMINATED OVER THE COLOR
OF HIS SKIN
DENfence attorney
accuseD
narrator
protagonist
young girl
faith in the goodness of people, until she is exposed to the amount of prejudice and hatred people have for one another
Jem Finch
Scouts brother
Enduring adolescence
His outlook on the world is shaken up after viewing the injustice of society
Atticus Finch
Scout and Jem's father
Strong belief for morality and justice
Lawyer
Commited to racial equality
Wisdom
Empathetic towards others and thinks about others before himself
Arthur "Boo" Radley
introvert who hasn't been seen outside of his house for years
powerful symbol of the mockingbird (good person damaged by the evil of mankind)
*knock* *knock*
*laughter* *screaming*
Too Skinny
Loser
Awkward
Weird/Strange
Nerd
In our society, we continue to judge others even though it may be unintentional, without knowing their entire story.
Think about what they are going through...
Put yourself in their shoes...
By getting to know someone, you can think of them as a whole other person than you thought they were. All you need is to have is...
Empathy and an open mind
Target Audience
High school Students
University Students
Adults
16+
Symbolic representations
The Triumph of
Good vs. Evil
Social inequality
Racial prejudice
Mature explicit content
not suitable for younger children
Assuage [uh-sweyj] -
to make mild or less severe
Apothecary [uh-poth-uh-ker-ee] -
a druggist; a pharmacist
Piety [pahy-i-tee] -
the quality of being religious or reverent
Dictum [dik-tum-h] -
an authoritative pronouncement; judicial assertation
Imprudent [im-prood-nt] -
not showing care for the consequences of an action; lacking discretion
Entity [en-ti-tee] -
something that has a real existence
Purpose
“More often than not, people have prejudiced and incorrect views of others, which can and should be avoided through empathy and compassion.” I feel that as we grow older, we are exposed to more people and have more of a social interaction. Therefore, it is a good lesson to learn and think twice before judging others which I think is suitable for this age group. I feel that if this was read by a particularly younger individual, they may miss the overall message being conveyed in the text, or not understand the motifs, themes and symbols making it not worth the read as they wouldn't be able to understand what truly was intended to be expressed and this is because the topics are slightly harder to grasp one's mind around.
To Kill A Mockingbird Is Mandatory As Part of The U.S.A High School English Curriculum
Teaches students about U.S history while exploring outstanding literature from a viewpoint we wouldn't usually see...
The Great depression
Racial discrimination
social inequality
Grade 10's and 11's
Mature
Deep Understanding
Deeper Comprehension
Published on July 11, 1960
Young Adults - Older Adults
high school students
university students
adults
reading strategies
Predicting
Asking Questions
Visualizing
Summarizing
Fix Up Strategies
Making Connections
Inferring
Synthesizing
Evaluating
Important Ideas
/
To change my outlook on the world
Racial Equality
Equality
justice
inclusiveness
tolerance
E
m
p
a
t
h
y
LOve
hate
Innocent people, being destroyed by evil and the preconceived ideas that people have of others.
mockingbird
To Kill A
Everyone is
innocent
until proven
guilty
.
Once people have judgements about others, like in the Tom Robinson case, they tend to look at them in a certain light, and refuse to change the way they think.
Although he was innocent... they viewed him as....
The way we see someone is affected by the light that is shone on them.
Deeper Understanding
I was able to put myself into the shoes of the other characters
understood the confusion of "Scout" and Jem after seeing that they live in an unjust world
understand how Jem felt knowing that he didn't have faith in humanity to see the goodness in people
I was also able to step into the shoes of some of the "mockingbird" characters to understand the hardships of being judged and perceived differently than who you truly are.
Reading Strategy #2
As I was reading, not only did I evaluate and analyze what was written on the page, but I also analyzed the authors motives and how well certain things were conveyed to the reader.
As evaluating, I thought about:
What issues was the author attempting to bring to our attention?
How effectively were these delivered?
Do I agree with the importance of these issues?
"Scout" = Narrator
~ As she grows older, we learn the lessons encompassed by the messages which is a creative and indirect way for the author to get the reader to see the important issues as if we were experiencing them for ourselves.~
CONTROVERSIAL
ISSUES
Racism
justice
Lack of tolerance for those different than ourselves
Since he didn't leave his house and was different than everyone else, they decided that they would not tolerate that and portrayed him as a bad person.
1930's
Considered guilty simply over the color of his skin.
Change over the years
TODAY
First person perspective helped me as the reader to experience the issues in order to understand their significance making the book that much more understandable
By evaluating these issues, they helped me to realize how important they truly are.
Not only did it shine lights on the issues, but it helped me to understand why certain scenes, quotes, or dialogues were used and how they prompted me as the reader to reflect on the plot and the decisions of the characters.
morality
integrity
Intense and deeply moving
ROOT of all human behavior
Kindness vs. Cruelty
Love vs. Hatred
Innocence vs. Guilt
To Kill A Mockingbird is a book that everyone should read at least once in their life. It inspires good people and leaves the reader in awe even after the last page has been turned and they return back to reality.
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