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To Kill a Mockingbird: Themes of Education

To Kill a Mockingbird: Themes of Education

Back to To Kill a Mockingbird: Novel Study   Life Lessons and Values: “Until you climb into his skin” “It’s ugly but those are the facts of life” p.  contrast with Miss Caroline’s “Pre-ju-dice” p. and satirizes the educational system. “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird wouldn’t it?” p. 304 Atticus’ parenting [...]

To Kill a Mockingbird: Presentation of Men

To Kill a Mockingbird: Presentation of Men

Quotes and thoughts to deal with this theme - The patriarchal society: the family tree and Finch Landing frames the masculinity in the novel. The plantations were described as “Empires” p. 4   Atticus – Masculinity and courage Unconventional father figure Seen as old and weak by Jem and Scout and then strong – best [...]

To Kill a Mockingbird Revision: Indicative Content

Using past papers and their indicative content are an excellent way to prepare for examinations; pre-planning responses which with any luck will come up in the actual exam. Here are three different sets of indicative content from the old spec Edexcel examinations which we have discussed and annotated as a class. These have formed comprehensive [...]

Exemplar Character Analysis: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Bob Ewell Characterisation: Bob Ewell is presented by Harper Lee as abusive and dichotomously, both uneducated and revealing an innate sense of superiority which is borne from “his skin was white.” As the “little bantam cock of a man rose and strutted to the stand” p.187 Harper Lee highlights her socio-political critique of the parochial [...]