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To kill a mockingbird intro show

  1. 1. By Harper Lee
  2. 2. Harper Lee <ul><li>Born April 28 th , 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee’s only published novel) was published in 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>Youngest of four children </li></ul><ul><li>Won a Pulitzer Prize in 1961, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 (Highest civilian award in U.S.) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30 million copies, 40 different languages, 80 weeks on the best seller list </li></ul>
  3. 3. POINT OF VIEW <ul><li>1 st Person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Story told by Scout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bildungsroman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harper Lee is a woman and Scout represents her as a child; although the story is not strictly autobiographical </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. SETTING <ul><li>Maycomb, Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>1930’s </li></ul><ul><li>Great Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice and legal segregation </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>MAIN CHARACTERS </li></ul><ul><li>Scout (Jean Louise Finch) – six-year-old </li></ul><ul><li>narrator of story </li></ul><ul><li>Jem (Jeremy Finch) – her older brother </li></ul><ul><li>Atticus Finch – Jem and Scout’s father, </li></ul><ul><li>a prominent lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur (Boo) Radley – a thirty-three-year-old recluse who lives next door </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Baker (Dill) Harris – Jem and Scout’s friend who comes to visit his aunt in Maycomb each summer </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Robinson – a respectable black man </li></ul><ul><li>Calpurnia – the Finches’ black cook </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social class in the Novel <ul><li>This is probably similar to how class structure existed during the 1930’ s in the South. </li></ul><ul><li>The wealthy, although fewest in number, were most powerful. </li></ul><ul><li>The Black Community, although great in number, were lowest on the class ladder, and thus, had the least privileges </li></ul>Examples of each social class: Wealthy – Finches Country Folk – Cunninghams “ White Trash” – Ewells Black Community – Tom Robinson
  7. 7. 1930’s – Great Depression Began when the stock market crashed in October 1929 <ul><li>Businesses failed, factories closed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People were out of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even people with money suffered because nothing was being produced for sale </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor people lost their homes and were forced to “live off the land.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Racial prejudice was alive and well. Although slavery had ended in 1864 , old ideas were slow to change.
  9. 9. <ul><li>Gender Bias (Prejudice) </li></ul><ul><li>Women were considered “weak” </li></ul><ul><li>Women were generally not educated for occupations outside the home </li></ul><ul><li>In wealthy families, women were expected to oversee the servants and entertain guests </li></ul><ul><li>Men not considered capable of nurturing children </li></ul>
  10. 10. Legal Issues of the 1930’s that impact the story <ul><li>Women given the vote in 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>Juries were MALE and WHITE </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fair trial” did not include acceptance of a black man’s word against a white man’s </li></ul>
  11. 11. Themes & Motifs
  12. 12. Brave Valor Boldness Daring Gallantry GUTS Intrepid Fearless valiant bold Adventurous Spirited dauntless manly Unappaled plucky Heroic confident Dash tancity Brave Valor Boldness Daring Gallantry GUTS Intrepid Fearless valiant bold Adventurous Spirited dauntless manly Unappaled plucky Heroic confident Dash tancity What is courage?
  13. 14. OUTSIDER
  14. 15. Empathy and Kindness
  15. 16. CONSTRUCTIVE VS. DESTRUCTIVE
  16. 17. Racism and Prejudice

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