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TO KILL A
MOCKINGBIRD
ESSAY QUESTIONS
AND ESSAY PLANS
Topic / Theme: Justice and Morality
Student Suggested Essay questions:
Possible Plan / Structure
• Tom Robinson
• Arthur ‘...
Possible Quotes to use
“Yeah, but Atticus aims to defend him.
That’s what I don’t like about it.”
(Page 180, Racism)
“Peop...
Essay building blocks - Justice & Morality - Themes
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Essay building blocks - Justice & Morality - Themes

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Examples of student planning from 2 Year 10 English classes in regards to 4 different themes of the novel To Kill A Mockingbird. A guided tour through the quotes, body paragraph topics, evidence and essay questions for students to complete practice essays on a range of essay questions on the novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. The four themes covered are: Justice and Morality; Courage; Growing up and Bildungsroman: and Racism and Prejudice.

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Essay building blocks - Justice & Morality - Themes

  1. 1. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ESSAY QUESTIONS AND ESSAY PLANS
  2. 2. Topic / Theme: Justice and Morality Student Suggested Essay questions: Possible Plan / Structure • Tom Robinson • Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley • Bob Ewell Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is full of examples of injustice. Discuss. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, is justice served in Maycomb discuss with reference to the trial and other key events. Possible Plan / Structure • Tom Robinson • Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley • Bob Ewell Evidence that could be used in a Justice / Morality essay: Boo Radley’s punishment as a young child Tom Robinson’s trial Boo Radley being allowed to go free by Sherriff Heck Tate after he killed Bob Ewell Tom Robinson being shot 17 times whilst trying to escape from jail
  3. 3. Possible Quotes to use “Yeah, but Atticus aims to defend him. That’s what I don’t like about it.” (Page 180, Racism) “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” (Page 192) “It ain’t right Atticus, no son, its not right.” (Page 234) “A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.” (Page 227) “No suh, I’d hafta face up to what I didn’t do.” (Page 198) “Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed (Page 241) “Judge Taylor was polling the jury: ‘Guilty… guilty… guilty…guilty.” (Page 211) (Heck Tate says) “Mr Finch, there’s just some kind of men you have to shoot before you can say hidy to ‘em. Even then, they ain’t worth the bullet it takes to shoot ‘em.” (Page 296) Topic / Theme: Justice and Morality

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