Mrs Islam

Topics: Sociology, Black people, To Kill a Mockingbird Pages: 1 (312 words) Published: March 31, 2013
Theme - point form notes| Example/Analysis| Technique|
Social status- Distinguish against different people because of their status- The relatively well-off Finches stand near the top of Maycomb’s social hierarchy| "There are four kinds of folks in the world. There's the ordinary kind, like us and the neighbours, there's the kind like the Cunningham's out in the woods, the kind like the Ewell's down at the dump, and the Negroes." | - Descriptive language- Comparing verses – the ordinary kind in comparison to the Negroes (vast difference regarding status).- Visual Imagery – creates a sense of imagery of how different people in society are treated from the quote.| Social Status - Quote from pg. 30- Ignorant country farmers like the Cunningham’s lie below the townspeople| When Walter visits Scout and Jem for dinner, Scout discriminates against the way he is eating hence gets into trouble. She refers to him as nothing as he is a Cunningham. "He ain't company, Cal, he's just a Cunningham-" meaning he doesn’t mean anything in the societies social hierarchy.| - Understatement through the use of ‘just’- Use of negative language- The juxtaposition of ("He ain't company”) with ‘just a Cunningham’ is a representation of the lack of understanding of the society’s youth. | Social Inequality- While finding justice, even though Tom Robinson is innocent a white man’s word has more value than a black man’s words.| “A white man’s word, against a black man’s word, the white man always wins”| -Repetition of “man”-Contrast (black , White)| Social Inequality - Chapter 3 Page 30| “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us, but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t.”Calpurnia is furious with scout for embarrassing Walter at the table for putting too much food on his plate. He was completely helping himself and Atticus was fine with it. | - alliteration of ‘T’| ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

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