Analysis of "To Kill A Mockingbird"

Taylor, Rebecca and Brittany (1A)

Literary Criticism #1: "Humor and Humanity in 'To Kill A Mockingbird'"

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Literary Criticism #2: "Reconstructing Atticus Finch"

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Literary Criticism #3:

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Characterization

Atticus is a well- developed character shown by indirect and direct characterization. He is also a round and static character.
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Character Foil Combinations

Atticus Finch and Aunt Alexandra foil each other. They both have very differing ideals about class, race and gender.
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Symbolism/Motifs

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Narrator

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Literary Allusion

Jem mentions Ivanhoe on page 141 of the book To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Historical Allusion

Scout mentions a "disturbance between the North and the South," (Lee, 4).
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Biblical Allusion

Uncle Jack responds to Atticus by saying, "Let this cup pass from you, eh?" (Lee, 100)
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Irony

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Thematic Topic

Prejudice is an injustice that has yet to be overcome to this day.
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Sources

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