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Mockingbird Essay Question

In her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee encourages readers to reconsider their social perspective. To what extent is this statement true? In your response consider how narrative techniques are used to convey the novels themes.

Themes you may like to consider

  • Growing up – loss of innocence
  • Justice / injustice – social inequity, class based restrictions
  • Prejudice – racism
  • Perspective – empathy
  • Respect for individual
  • Courage          

Narrative techniques you may like to consider

  • plot (foreshadowing)
  • character development (dialogue)
  • symbols
  • figurative language
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October 29, 2010 - Posted by | Teacher

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