To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

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Essay Outline for TKAM:
1 Introduction
a Background information on the book
a.i Maycomb County
a.i.1 Racist
a.ii Main Plot
a.ii.1 Tom Robinson’s Trial
a.ii.1.a Background
b Thesis
b.i Tom Robinson is seen as a threat to the society of Maycomb County however they do not realize that getting rid of them is wrong and are defended by Atticus. 2 Paragraph 1 (Tim Johnson Incident)

a Topic
a.i Tim Johnson is a dog which represents prejudice within Maycomb Country. b Evidence
b.i Author shows how both have not done anything wrong but still get shot b.i.1 Tim Johnson got rabies like any dog could have
b.i.2 Tom Robinson helped a person like any person could have b.ii Atticus is fighting the town’s racism in both incidents 3 Paragraph 2 (Boo Radley)
a Topic
a.i Boo Radley is a man who is feared by the society even though he has done nothing wrong b Evidence
b.i Both have done nothing wrong
b.i.1 Boo Radley is feared
b.i.1.a Because of lies and rumours
b.i.1.a.i Maycomb people spread
b.i.1.a.ii “As Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities” b.i.2 Tom Robinson is hated
b.i.2.a Because of lies
b.ii Both very nice
b.ii.1 Boo Radley
b.ii.1.a Leaves nice things for Scout and Jem
b.ii.1.b Saves Jem’s and Scout’s life
b.ii.2 Tom Robinson
b.ii.2.a Helps Mayella
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