Introduction to To Kill A Mockingbird. By Harper Lee. Essential Question s. · What are the sources, symptoms, and consequences of prejudice? · What is empathy? What role does developing the capacity to empathize play in achieving maturity?
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Introduction to To Kill A Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
·What are the sources, symptoms, and consequences of prejudice?
·What is empathy? What role does developing the capacity to empathize play in achieving maturity?
What do you know about the setting?
Consider the economic, social, and regional implications.
Prejudice- learning how to judge in a reasonable fashion
MOTIFS - blind spots, mockingbirds and “standing in someone else’s shoes”
Empathy – learning to look beyond one’s self and consider another’s perspective; gaining maturity
MOTIFS- education (formal and informal), “standing in someone else’s shoes"
Courage – learning how, when and what to fight
MOTIFS – heroism, weapons, losing battles, fear, integrity vs. hypocrisy
Structure – The novel is divided into 2 parts
The two parts of the novel are parallel (similar in style and structure)
Part 1Part 2