Symbolism in Killing a Mockingbird Essay

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Details: Sample Outline for Novel Essay (Remember to double space.) I. Introduction (may require two paragraphs) A. Attention-grabber, perhaps something about the social backdrop or the author B. Development leading the this specific novel, then to the thesis statement C. Thesis stating theme and specific topic. 1. One or two/three specific symbols (if discussing symbolism) 2. One or two/three specific categories of images (if discussing imagery) 3. One or two/three specific examples of whatever other topic focus you chose II. Body (at least one devoted to each specific listed in thesis A. Specific example 1 (may require two paragraphs) 1. Quoted part from source addressing example and discussion 2. Quoted part from critic addressing example B. Specific example 2 (may require two paragraphs) 1. Quoted part from source addressing example and discussion 2. Quoted part from critic addressing example C. Specific example 3, if used (may require two paragraphs) 1. Quoted part from source addressing example and discussion 2. Quoted part from critic addressing example III. Conclusion A. Summarize main points B. Evaluate effectiveness of use of this technique C. Recommendation to other readers and defense The Use of Symbolism in (any of the novels)

 

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“The Mockingbird is a creature that should never be killed as it is harmless and even make some music that even other birds enjoy” these words may be echoed in many societies around the world. The novel “To kill the mocking bird” may be based on this social perception. The theory of the mockingbird may be widely used in literature to symbolize blameless individuals who may ultimately be persecuted by the cruel society. “To Kill the Mockingbird” is  a 1960 novel written by, Harper Lee, the novel utilizes characters to explore racism and the Civil Rights in the isolated Southern part of the United States. Narrated from the view of Scout Finch, the novel highlights the role of her father Atticus Finch. Atticus is portrayed as an attorney helplessly striving to exonerate a black man indicted in charges of rape. The novel also revolves around the experiences of Boo Radley, an enigmatic neighbor that saves Scout and the brother Jem from death. The theme of symbolism widely explored in this novel, and it may be manifested in several occasions.

 

Symbolism would be portrayed in the mockingbird, the names of the characters, and objects. The mockingbird has been used to symbolize harmless individuals in  both Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley is innocent individuals at the mercy of a cruel society; tom is ultimately murdered. The characters names have been used to represent certain phenomenon in the setting of the novel. For instance, Atticus may be viewed as a reference of the district “Attica,” Finch may also be symbolic of the ‘finches,’ a type strain of bird related to the mockingbird. The objects in this novel have also been given symbolically, for instance, the mad dog, the flower, and the fire that consumes Miss Maudie’s house (Milton, 1984 p.45).

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