Essay 1

Essay #1

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.

Good luck!

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