To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Ali M, Mariam G, Taylor T

Thematic Idea

Racism and it's many elements

Literary Criticisms

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

Character FOIL

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

Narrator

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)

Characterization

Bob Ewell:

-Static

-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)

-Flat

Symbolism

-The Snowman: misrecognition, marriage, and/or sexual relations

Allusion

-Tom Robinson Trial: Emmett Till (historical)

-Shadrach: book of David (biblical)

-Blackstone's Commentaries (literary)

Irony/Sarcasm

Verbal- Miss Gates Hitler judgement

Citations

"Allusions." Allusions. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2015.

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Murray, Jennifer. "More Than One Way to (Mis)Read a Mockingbird." The Southern               Literary Journal 43.1 (2010): 75+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 2 June 2015.

Jolley, Susan Arpajian. "Integrating Poetry and To Kill a Mockingbird." English Journal         92.2 (Nov. 2002): 34-40. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W.             Hunter. Vol. 194. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Literature Resource Center. Web. 2 June 2015.

"ENGLISH 9: Irony, Tone and Satiric Intent in TKAM." Welcome to the Reading Room             RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2015.