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English 9. To Kill a Mockingbird. March 17-18: Chapters 9-10. Beginning the Essay. Body Paragrah Writing.
Transcript of English 9. To Kill a Mockingbird. March 17-18: Chapters 9-10. Beginning the Essay. Body Paragrah Writing.
Using your introductory paragraph from the previous class, find two specific quotes (with page numbers as well) from the text to support your argument for your essay.
Page 73: After the fire is over, how does Miss Maudie feel about the destruction of her house? What does this tell you about her character and values?
Page 76: This is the first mention of Atticus’ defense of Tom Robinson. Scout asks why. What is Atticus’ reasoning for defending Tom Robinson? What does he mean when he says, “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win”? This speaks to a major theme in the novel. What is it?
In this chapter we learn that a mockingbird is a metaphor. What does the mockingbird represent? Which character archetype would fit the idea of the mockingbird?
Which of the following conflicts best suits the story so far: Man v. Man , Man v. Self, Man v. Society. Explain, with a specific example and quote from the text.
In the last two quarters we have talked about the proper way to write argumentation paragraphs:
The first sentence of your paragraph that states your position or point of view. It includes a REASON why you have that opinion.
In "To Kill a Mockingbird," the narrator, Scout Finch, talks about how her father treats her and her brother Jem. On page 6 she says, "he played with us, read to us, and treated us with courteous detachment."
"Atticus fits the "mother" archetype very well due to the nurturing and friendly way he treats his children."
The next 2-4 sentences should be composed of proof or evidence from the story. If you have an opinion, you need to prove that you are correct. You use what you have read as proof, and you QUOTE IT from the story.
The analysis is the last 2-4 sentences of your argument paragraph. This is where you explain what your quoted example really means. What does it prove? How does it support your opinion or point?
The "mother" archetype is one that is defined as being "caring and nurturing." From Scout's description of her father, he fits that role. By playing with them and treating them with kindness, he is fitting into that very definition. Likewise, the fact that their mother has died in a way means that Atticus has had to step up to the plate and serve both the role of stern father, and nurturing mother.