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To Kill A Mockingbird FLIP CHART
Flip Chart Sections To Kill A Mockingbird, Your Name, Per. ___ Point of View Plot Settings Symbols and Motifs Characters Style Elements and Tone Themes
Plot climax chapter 28 (Rising Action) Tom’s Trial chapters 15 -25 Boo Radley chapters 1 -8 (exposition) denouement chapters 29 -31 Both plots mixed chapters 9 -14 Two separate plots that merge in climax. The Boo Radley plot seems related to Scout and Jem’s childhood. The Tom Robinson plot seems to contain the conflict (Rising Action). Both Boo and Tom connect symbolically to theme of the mockingbird. After the two plots join, Scout has a more mature view of life.
Point of View First person- Scout Finch, 8 year old girl. Though grown up, she still is limited to what she saw and heard as a child. Sometimes, since she is young, and rather naïve, she can’t give us a full understanding of events. For example: 1. Not understand danger of walking into a lynch mob. 2. Not know not to ask why Dill has no father. 3. Not know “rape” 4. Can’t tell Mrs. Dubose is an addict.
Settings Divide in 4 parts 2. Label at top with one setting and page # from which it comes 3. Illustrate the setting 4. Tell how setting is important and what effect it has on the story. 1. Select from: *Neighborhood *Mrs. Dubose’s House *Radley House *Cal’s Church *Jail House Steps *Courtroom *Ewell House/Dump *Halloween Night
Symbols/Motifs Symbols Motifs 1. Left 2. Mobs 3. Trees 4. Birds 5. Flowers 6. Gifts 7. Mad Dog 8. Character Names (Atticus, Boo Radley, Mr. Ewell) 8. Jail Scene Explain how the symbols and motifs effect the overall story.
Characters Family School Neighbors Townspeople Static Character: One who stays the same throughout the story Dynamic Character: One who grows or changes as the story develops Flat Character: One-dimensional character who moves action forward Round Character: Multi-dimensional character with well-rounded personality Foil: a character who sets off [or accentuates] another character by contrast.
Style Devices and Tone Diction Describe the type of diction that is used throughout the novel and quote pertinent examples. Imagery Sensory elements that provide a tangible understanding or experience of that which the author is trying to convey (visual, tactile, aural, scent, taste) Allusions Biblical Historical Literary Tone
Themes 1. Understanding Others 2. Courage/Do the right thing 3. Don’t hurt the innocent 4. Prejudice/ Tolerance 5. Parental Roles 6. Growing Up/ Gender Roles Quotes DIRECTIONS: 1) Select 2 quotes from Part I and 3 quotes from Part II which exemplify each theme. Be sure to indicate the page number of each quote. 2) Write a statement of theme in the left hand column, describing Lee’s insight to life about each thematic topic. See next slide for example.
SAMPLE Themes 1. Friendship is the most valuable possession a person could have. 2. Growing Up Quotes “Summer meant Dill. ”