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BC: By: Alayna Frankenhauser Gold 2nd

FC: To kill a mockingbird analysis | By: Alayna Frankenhasuer

1: Table of Contacts | Setting pages 2-5 point of view 8-11 conflict 14 & 15 Characterization 16 & 17 symbols 18 & 19 Theme 20 & 21 Personal Reflection 22

2: When | details | They describe this town as a rainy hot town. "In the rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square" (page 6, lee) | The story time was taken place in the late 1920 early 1930s during the great depression

3: Where | This book took place in the town called Maycomb "Maycomb was a old town, but it was a tired town when i knew it" (pg 6, lee) | "People move slowly then." (pg 6, Lee)

4: Understanding the setting | Understanding the setting is important when it comes to understanding the charters and the struggles the charters go through because knowing the stetting helps set the mood of the story, witch helps you understand the charters and what they are going through. The setting also places a mental picture in your head that helps you to understand the story better. We know from the story that Maycomb is a older town that is very hot and that the people who tend to live in the town are more racist then others. giving me information about the setting helps me to know and understand what I am reading more.

6: The Similarities | The similarities that i seen in the book To Kill a Mockingbird and the real life stories of Emmett till and the Scottsboro boys was that in the story TKaM Walter the little boy that attend school with scout is that him, Till and the Scottsboro was that they all got treated in fairly from things they could not control such as there race and financial problems.

8: point of view | The point of view of To Kill a MokingBird is first person point of view. | "but if Walter and i had put herself in her shoes we'd have seen it was an honest mistake on her part" (pg 40, lee)

9: The Narrator of the story is the main charter of the story. Her name is Scout she had has trouble life and path that you get see her travel on. You o get to see her story through her thoughts and actions.

10: Harper Lee choice | Harper Lee wrote the perspective in the young girl named Scout because i feel like Harper Lee wants us to see how life would be for us when we first started school out. The struggles that she faced at her age i feel like he wanted to show us how much harder they had it then we had it, and to be grateful for the things we have and the things we can do.

13: Miss Caroline | Today was my first day teaching in this small home town. it was hard, i seen this small boy named Walter he was a Cunningham. i had no idea what that meant i felt so bad for asking and wondering and i know Scout didn't mean anything by saying what she did. She was letting me know. i wish i could help Walter out. he needs it.

14: Major Conflict Side Notes | The childhood innocence with which Scout and Jem begin the novel is threatened by numerous incidents that expose the evil side of human nature, most notably the guilty verdict in Tom Robinson’s trial and the vengefulness of Bob Ewell. As the novel progresses, Scout and Jem struggle to maintain faith in the human capacity for good in light of these recurring instances of human evil. (sparknotes, B&N)

15: Conflict in the Novel | Human Vs Society - Tom Robinson and the racism that was going on. | Human Vs Society - Boo Radley and Maycomb County shunning him. | Human Vs Human - Bob Ewell attacks Scout and Jem. | (yahoo.com, Sarah Jane)

16: Characterization | Dynamic Charter - Jem because you watch him change into such a good young man and realize that justice should be given to everyone. | A Static Charter - Walter is a classmate of scout that you don't see change much in the story. | Photo above: Jem Finch son of Atticus Finch

17: Round Charter- an example of a round charter is Scout Finch because she is the main charter in the story that you know a lot of information about. | Flat Charter - an example of a Flat Charter would be Mr. Underwood because you don't know everything about Mr Underwood therefore he is a flat charter. | Photo above: Mr Underwood

18: Symbols | The title of To Kill a Mockingbird has very little literal connection to the plot, but it carries a great deal of symbolic weight in the book. In this story of innocents destroyed by evil, the “mockingbird” comes to represent the idea of innocence. Thus, to kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Throughout the book, a number of characters (Jem, Tom Robinson, Dill, Boo Radley, Mr. Raymond) can be identified as mockingbirds—innocents who have been injured or destroyed through contact with evil. This connection between the novel’s title and its main theme is made explicit several times in the novel: after Tom Robinson is shot, Mr. Underwood compares his death to “the senseless slaughter of songbirds,” and at the end of the book Scout thinks that hurting Boo Radley would be like “shootin’ a mockingbird.” Most important, Miss Maudie explains to Scout: “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but . . . sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That Jem and Scout’s last name is Finch (another type of small bird) indicates that they are particularly vulnerable in the racist world of Maycomb, which often treats the fragile innocence of childhood harshly. (Spark Notes)

19: Boo Radley | Boo, an intelligent child ruined by a cruel father, is one of the book’s most important mockingbirds; he is also an important symbol of the good that exists within people. Despite the pain that Boo has suffered, the purity of his heart rules his interaction with the children. (SparkNotes.com) | Tom Robinson | Tom Robinson was “mockingbirds,” an important symbol of innocence destroyed by evil. | Scout Finch | Scout Finch was "Mockingbirds", because she is a young girl who is dealing with things kids her age shouldn't have to deal with but still pulling it together and dealing with it.

20: Theme | The importance of education | Because exploration of the novel’s larger moral questions takes place within the perspective of children, the education of children is necessarily involved in the development of all of the novel’s themes. In a sense, the plot of the story charts Scout’s moral education, and the theme of how children are educated—how they are taught to move from innocence to adulthood—recurs throughout the novel (at the end of the book, Scout even says that she has learned practically everything except algebra). This theme is explored most powerfully through the relationship between Atticus and his children, as he devotes himself to instilling a social conscience in Jem and Scout. The scenes at school provide a direct counterpoint to Atticus’s effective education of his children: Scout is frequently confronted with teachers who are either frustratingly unsympathetic to children’s needs or morally hypocritical. As is true of To Kill a Mockingbird’s other moral themes, the novel’s conclusion about education is that the most important lessons are those of sympathy and understanding, and that a sympathetic, understanding approach is the best way to teach these lessons. In this way, Atticus’s ability to put himself in his children’s shoes makes him an excellent teacher, while Miss Caroline’s rigid commitment to the educational techniques that she learned in college makes her ineffective and even dangerous (sparknotes.com)

22: Personal Reflection | My personal reflection towards this book is that there is a lot of good lessons (theme) being taught to the students that are reading this book, for example how important education is. Knowing most students do not like school or education they should be grateful for it. Also it teaches a lesson on how to everyone needs to treat one and another equally and it should not matter there race, or there financial problems everyone should be treated fair.

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