Topic: Find something about “To Kill a Mockingbird” that interests you, draft a thesis statement, and start writing! Ideas for topics are below, but feel free to branch out with your own ideas.
Rough Draft Due October 6th
Final Draft Due October 13th
-Minimum of 2 pages excluding Works Cited page.
-MLA formatting: double spaced.
One source in addition to “To Kill a Mockingbird”. (If you have trouble finding a source, browse the “Resources” section for some ideas).
Consider the issue of race in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Has this impacted America’s view of race?
Consider how Harper Lee’s life and childhood impacted her writing.
Consider how well “To Kill a Mockingbird” portrayed a southern town in the 1930’s.
Contemplate why “To Kill a Mockingbird” became a success/classic.
Consider the trial in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Did this trial reflect/change the legal system?
Consider the school system portrayed in “To Kill a Mockingbird”.
Consider town gossip and preconceived notions. How is this is reflected in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Or come up with your own idea(s). Writing an essay is much easier when you are interested in the topic you are researching.