To Kill a Mockingbird
In a well-developed, multi-paragraph essay, respond to ONE of the prompts below. You may choose the topic from the list of three below.
As you write, remember your essay will be scored based on how well you do the following:
1.Develop a multi-paragraph response to the assigned topic that clearly communicates your thesis to the audience. 2.Support your thesis with meaningful examples and references from the text, carefully citing any direct quotes (EVIDENCE!) 3.Organize you essay in a clear and logical manner, including an introduction, body, and conclusion. 4.Use well-structured sentences and language that are appropriate to your audience. 5.Edit your work to conform to the conventions of standard American English.
Topic choice 1: The Use of Metaphor in To Kill a Mockingbird
A dominant motif, or recurring thematic idea, in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is the symbolic importance of the mockingbird. In the story, Atticus tells his children,” it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.” In a well-developed essay, explain how Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley are metaphorically portrayed as mockingbirds. Give specific examples and quotes to support these characterizations.
Topic choice 2: Prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird
In To Kill a Mockingbird, there are occurrences of different kinds of prejudice. In a well-developed essay, provide evidence to support this statement. Remember to include specific details and examples from the novel in your essay.
Topic choice 3: Courage
In your Courage Journal, you have traced this theme throughout the novel. Develop an argument about this theme in regard to the novel and develop this in your essay.
Topic choice 4: Poetry and Novel Connection
Using our class discussion, tie one or mo