Analyzing Abstract Concepts

By: Lauren Toungate and Caroline Coomber

Prejudice

Denotation : Noun. Preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.


Connotation: Close minded.


Association: racism and social classes

Prejudice means that you have a prejudgment of something or someone without knowing them or having an encounter with it. It could be based on race, sex, or religion. This is an everything day we see especially in high school.
In chapter 6, Mr. Radley shoots off his gun and everyone in the town just thinks he was shooting at a black person when he could of been shooting off a warning to the kids. "Mr.Radley shot at a Negro in his collard patch".pg72
Terrorist are a big deal right now in our society so if we see anyone suspicious or fitting the description we freak out and judge the people without knowing them
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Courage

diction: the ability to do something that frightens one.


Connotation: bravery, daring , heroism


Association: soldiers, firefighters, policemen

What does this concept mean to you?

It means doing the right thing even when it is hard or scary.

What does this concept look like in to kill a mockingbird?

At the beginning of chapter 9, Scout was to teased by Cecil Jacobs and instead of fighting him she had the courage to walk in order to make Atticus proud. She had to set her pride aside and that took courage.

What does this concept look like in our society?

In our society policemen and firefighters have courage because they go out and risk their lives everyday to protect ours.

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