To Kill a Mockingbird Multimedia Project

By: Camryn Diesto, Sophie Brooks, & Deeksha Machireddy

Thematic Topic

In Society, people are very ignorant and fail to understand one another. The best way to understand someone or understand what they’re going through is to “stand in their shoes”, or look at things from their point of view.

Literary Criticisms

1. Humor and Humanity in To Kill a Mockingbird - Dolphus Raymond has to pretend to be someone he’s not, and people just assumed he was a drunk.

2.Reconstructing Atticus Finch - Atticus has to risk his social status and even his physical safety to defend this man who was poorly accused.

3.General semantics in To Kill a Mockingbird - People make many generalizations about groups of people.

Characterization
(Scout)

Indirect Characterization - Scout is a very brave girl by the way she acts and speaks.

Direct Characterization - She matures towards the end of the book

Round Character

Static Character

Character Foil Combination

Atticus' sister Aunt Alexandra is a foil for Atticus-preferring traditional parenting methods to Atticus' frank discussions with his children.

Symbolism/Motif

The mockingbird is a symbol & "mocking" is a motif.

Narrator

Since the story is a flashback to when Harper Lee (Scout) was about 6 years old, the narration is from a young girl.

First person point of view - limits how much the reader knows

Transition between childhood and adulthood adds different insights as well as adding maturity to the way she describes events

Allusion

Historical - Declaration of Independence

Literary - Blackstone’s commentaries

Biblical - Night before Jesus’ crucifixion in the Bible when he was praying and asked the Lord to take this cup from him

Irony

Situational irony is present in the novel when Bob Ewell gives death threats to Atticus and his family, when in the end Ewell was the one who got killed not Atticus.

Work Cited

Tavernier-Courbin, Jacqueline. "Humor and Humanity in To Kill a Mockingbird." On Harper Lee: Essays and Reflections. Ed. Alice Hall Petry. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2007. 41-60. Rpt. in Children's Literature Review. Ed. Jelena Krstovic. Vol. 169. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Literature Resource Center. Web. 29 May 2015.

Lubet, Steven. "Reconstructing Atticus Finch." Michigan Law Review 97.6 (May 1999): 1339-1362. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 194. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Literature Resource Center. Web. 2 June 2015.

Kasper, Annie. "General semantics in To Kill a Mockingbird." ETC.: A Review of General Semantics 63.3 (2006): 272+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 2 June 2015.

Mockingbird. Digital image. Http://volumeone.org/. N.p., 21 Apr. 2015. Web. 2 June 2015.

Empathy. Digital image. Softext.ca. N.p., 14 Sept. 2012. Web. 2 June 2015.

Atticus & Tom. Digital image. Hanesydd.wordpress.com. N.p., 29 Apr. 2014. Web. 2 June 2015.

Scout. Digital image. Thejacksonpress.org. N.p., 7 Feb. 2015. Web. 2 June 2015.

Aunt Alexandra. Digital image. Insertfunnyblognamehere.wordpress.org. N.p., 10 Feb. 2012. Web. 2 June 2015.

Scout & Boo Radley. Digital image. Superteachertools.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 June 2015.

Angry Scout. Digital image. Angelfire.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 June 2015.

Carmen, Karen. Abraham Lincoln. Digital image. Sites.cdnis.edu.hk. N.p., 13 Dec. 2011. Web. 2 June 2015.

Feyen, Callie. Atticus & Bob. Digital image. Reliefjournal.com. N.p., 18 Dec. 2014. Web. 2 June 2015.

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