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Mark Lockard
Zayn
Adv. Lit/Comp 3rd
22 April 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird Novel Chart
About the Author-Harper Lee-
* She grew up in Alabama during the Great Depression
* To Kill a Mockingbird was Lee’s first novel
* She based the novel upon actual childhood events in her life * Lee’s mother died from severe illness when Lee was young and a mother is never mentioned in the novel Setting-
* Maycomb, Alabama
* The Great Depression
Similes-
* Page 10- “It drew him as the moon draws water.”
* Page 22- “Class was wriggling like a bucket of Catawba worms.” * Page 230- “I heard Mayella scream like a stuck hog inside the house.” * Page 337- “Stormed around like horses.”
Theme-
* Prejudice
* Accepting others
Foreshadowing-
* Page 21- “What will summer bring?”
* Page 21- “I smell death.”
* Page 70- Paragraph 1
* Page 71- Saw a shadow
* Page 259- Room becomes darker
* Page 290- “Danger’s coming.”
* First paragraphs of Chapter 27
* Page 348- Something is heard behind them
* Page 348- The lights go out
Irony-
* Mrs. Dubose was hurting people by cruel words, when after all, she was addicted to morphine, a known pain relieving medicine. * When Calpurnia attempted to take Scout and Jem to her church, many members of the church did not feel comfortable with them being there, even though their father was defending a friend of theirs. * Bob Ewell claims to be a “god-fearing” man, but anyone that truly feared God would not abuse their children. Personification-

* Page 45- “Summer was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a patched landscape; summer was dill.” * Page 210- “That a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they’re still human.” * Page 10- “Whose head teemed with eccentric pains, strange longings, and quaint fancies.” * Page 88- “Flowers keepin’ warm.”

* Page 44- “Tinfoil winked at me.”
Symbolism-
* Page 21- “Bright auburn hair”, “Crimson finger nail polish”, “Red and white striped dress” * “Eight deafening bongs that shook our bones”
* Page 280- “8” is often symbolic of new beginnings.

Symbolism of Names-
* Dill- Dill Pickles are small, as is Dill
* Scout- Likes to “Scout” ahead and adventure
* Jem- Jem is a gem to Scout.
* Ewell- Ew, they live in the dump and live a nasty life. * Finch- Symbolizes freedom
* Sike- “Psych” the pastor
* Cunningham- (cunning) or sneaky
* Alexandra/Alexander- Leader of men

Mockingbird (Symbolic of an innocent person)

* Page 119- “I’d rather you shoot tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit em’, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” * Page 119- “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up peoples gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.” * “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children.” * Page 280- “The feeling grew until the atmosphere in the courtroom was exactly the same as a cold February morning, when the mockingbirds were still, and the carpenters had stopped hammering on Miss Maudie’s new house, and every wood door in the neighborhood was shut as tight as the doors of the Radley place.” * Mr. Dolphus Raymond is a mockingbird because he is innocent and people target him because he is different. “I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.” But he gives people a reason he acts the way he does so they could understand. He is truly not an alcoholic. He just fills up his flask with Coca-Cola. * Scout and Jem are stalked by Bob Ewell when they had no interference in the Tom Robinson case. * Page 298- “He said the Cunninghams hadn’t anything from or off anybody since...
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