Analyzing Abstract Concepts


denotation, connotation, and association

Prejudice (n.) - preconceived opinion that isn't based on reason or actual experience

connotation- prejudice feels hurtful and unfair

we associate prejudice with racism and bullying.

what does prejudice mean to us?

Prejudice means "judging a book by its cover". An example would be disliking a person before you've gotten to know them, or bullying others because of suspicions. Being prejudice is unfair to those who you don't know.

What does prejudice look like in "To Kill A Mockingbird"?

We see prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird when Jem tells the Boo Radley story to Scout and Dill. Jem has never met or even seen Boo Radley, but he has made up his own opinion of him, as well as the rest of the town.

What does prejudice look like in our society?

In our society, prejudice looks like racism, judging someones sexuality, or gossiping. Racists are prejudice to people of a different race, and are stubborn about interacting with other race members. Its wrong because you cant just judge a person based on the color of their skin, without getting to know a person. The same goes for homophobic people and people who spread rumors based on no factual evidence; its wrong to create an opinion of people you don't know
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Denotation, Connotation, and Association

Courage (n.)- the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.

connotation- courage feels brave and exciting; you feel empowered when you have courage, like everything is possible

association- we associate courage with bravery, freedom, and independence

what does courage mean to us?

To us, courage means being content with yourself and feeling independently brave. Courage is doing the thing that scares you most, putting yourself out there, or trying something new.

What does courage look like in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

In the book, we see courage in serval places. Whenever Cecil Jacobs says some cruel things about Scouts father, she had to find the courage to walk away and not fight him at school. Scouts personality is very proud and she's a girl who knows what she wants, so when she heard Cecil, her first instinct was to beat him up. She had to find the courage to stand up to him with her words, in order to stay out of strouble and please her father

What does courage look like in our society?

In our society, courage looks like many things. Courage looks like standing up for yourself in a crowd, joining a new group in school or a new team in sports. Courage looks like defending yourself and not being scared of what others think of you and what you stand for
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denotation, connotation, and assosiation

obligation (n)- something by which a person is bound or obliged to do certain things,and which arises out of a sense of duty or results from custom, law,etc.

connotation- obligation feels like control, liability, and pressure

association- we associate this word with family, school, and friends.

what does obligation mean to us?

obligation means something you have to do or are pressured into doing.

What does obligation look like in "To Kill A Mockingbird"?

obligation looks like Atticus feeling like he needed to help Tim Robinson. He had a moral obligation to help out and defend a innocent man who was accused of a crime he didnt commit. He put his heart and soul into the trial because he knew it was the right thing to do.

what does obligation look like in our society?

Obligation looks like the desire to help a friend in need, keeping promises to people you care about, and being truthful and honest to your peers. An example would be when you see a classmate getting bullied, you feel the moral obligation to speak up and say something to a teacher.
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denotation, connotation, and assosiation

injustice (n.) - lack of fairness and justice

connotation- unfairness, racism, not-just, corruption, cruelty

association- court cases, social events, bullying

what does injustice mean to us?

injustice means unfairness and inequality. the unfair treatment of a person, where they get the lesser compared to another person who gets just treatment

What does injustice look like in "To Kill A Mockingbird"?

in to kill a mockingbird, we see injustice during the trial of Tim Robinson. Even though there is ample evidence that he is innocent, because of the color of his skin, he gets convicted. Also Boo Radley was labeled as a bad person, when people didnt know the total truth or the kind of person that he was.

what does injustice look like in our society?

injustice looks like discrimination and judging people by what they are not. We see this in court and on social media.
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