To Kill a Mockingbird
By: Ali M, Mariam G, Taylor T
Racism and it's many elements
1. Jem trying to cover up the black man to show he is the same as the white man.
2. Mrs. Atkinson's fire is a relation to the prejudice Maycomb
3. Jem cutting white flowers symbolizes cutting out the prejudice whites
Tom Robinson and Boo Radley:
* One lives with people, the other lives in isolation
* One has people donating for him, the other has curious kids
*Both are disabled, innocent, have bad reputation, scapegoats, and mockingbirds
The narration changes from a 5 year-old to adult perspective (race talk differs)
Ex: "If you shouldn't be defendin' him, then why are you doin' it?" (Lee,86)
"When this jury came in, not one of them looked at Tom Robinson" (Lee, 240)
-Indirect Ex: "He stood up and pointed his finger at Tom Robinson. '—I seen that black n*gger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella!'" (Lee, 196)
-The Snowman: misrecognition, marriage, and/or sexual relations
-Tom Robinson Trial: Emmett Till (historical)
-Shadrach: book of David (biblical)
-Blackstone's Commentaries (literary)
Verbal- Miss Gates Hitler judgement
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