To Kill a Mockingbird: One Book, One Chicago Fall 2001. To Kill a Mockingbird. Introduction This guide is written for teachers and students who are studying Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
The guide is written specifically for students in the UK, but I hope it may be helpful to users from other parts of the world. To Kill a Mockingbird is a set text for GCSE exams in English literature. It may also be studied for teacher-assessed coursework in English in Key Stages 3 and 4 (GCSE reading). About the novel To Kill a Mockingbird was first published in 1960. Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama, which may be the model for the fictional Maycomb. Back to top Studying the text There are many ways in which one can write about a literary text, but among those most commonly encountered at Key Stages 3 and 4 would be to study character, theme and technique.
Chapter-by-chapter questions. To Kill A Mockingbird: Index. To Kill A Mockingbird: African-American. Background: African-Americans Being African-American in Alabama in the 1930s Being African-American in Alabama in the 1930s was not easy.
MTG EFAL P2n TKAM 19 01 2015 WEB. The One Book You Need To Read To Understand America. By Sarah Jane Abbott for Off the Shelf Sitting down to write a piece on To Kill a Mockingbird is a daunting task — what could I possibly have to say about this enduring American classic that hasn’t already been said?
It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into over 40 languages, has sold more than 30 million copies, and it is nearly impossible to get through high school in the U.S. without reading it. Log In. The enormous popularity of the film version of the novel, released in 1962 with Gregory Peck in the starring role of Atticus Finch, a small-town Southern lawyer who defends a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman, only added to Ms.
Lee’s fame and fanned expectations for her next novel. But for more than half a century a second novel failed to turn up, and Ms. Lee gained a reputation as a literary Garbo, a recluse whose public appearances to accept an award or an honorary degree counted as important news simply because of their rarity. On such occasions she did not speak, other than to say a brief thank you. Then, in February 2015, long after the reading public had given up on seeing anything more from Ms. Ms. The book was published in July with an initial printing of 2 million and, with enormous advance sales, immediately leapt to the top of the fiction best-seller lists, despite tepid reviews.
The novel had its critics. The book soared miles above such criticisms. Ms. Mr. Classic short stories - 100% FREE. LetterPile - Writing and Literature. Short Stories with a Twist Ending. Twist endings aren’t to everybody’s taste; they might seem contrived, superficial, or too commercial for a serious reader.
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Benvolio, a Montague, tries to stop the fighting, but is himself embroiled when the rash Capulet, Tybalt, arrives on the scene. After citizens outraged by the constant violence beat back the warring factions, Prince Escalus, the ruler of Verona, attempts to prevent any further conflicts between the families by decreeing death for any individual who disturbs the peace in the future.
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