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Title:
Readings on To kill a mockingbird
Author:
O'Neill, Terry, 1944-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
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144 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781565105751

9781565105768
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Book

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Edited and abridged with a view towards the comprehension levels of young adults, these 14 contributions explore the literary techniques, social issues, and character development of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The contributions present differing and conflicting interpretations of the various issues raised by the novel. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Summary

Edited and abridged with a view towards the comprehension levels of young adults, these 14 contributions explore the literary techniques, social issues, and character development of the novel . The contributions present differing and conflicting interpretations of the various issues raised by the novel. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Table of Contents

Time MagazineW.J. StuckeyElizabeth Lee HaseldenCarolyn JonesR.A. DaveAdam SmykowskiLacy DaigleDean ShacklefordClaudia Durst JohnsonRichmond News-LeaderMichael AsimowJohn Jay Osborn Jr.Thomas L. ShafferMonroe FreedmanTime MagazineW.J. StuckeyElizabeth Lee HaseldenCarolyn JonesR.A. DaveAdam SmykowskiLacy DaigleDean ShacklefordClaudia Durst JohnsonRichmond News-LeaderMichael AsimowJohn Jay Osborn Jr.Thomas L. ShafferMonroe Freedman
Forewordp. 8
Introductionp. 10
Harper Lee: A Brief Biographyp. 13
Chapter 1 The Critical Reception
1. To Kill a Mockingbird Is a Wonderful First Novelp. 23
2. To Kill a Mockingbird Is a Good but Flawed Novelp. 25
3. To Kill a Mockingbird Lacks Realistic Charactersp. 29
Chapter 2 Literary Techniques in To Kill a Mockingbird
1. The Mad Dog as Symbolp. 33
2. The Mockingbird as Symbolp. 49
3. Symbolism and Racism in To Kill a Mockingbirdp. 52
Chapter 3 Social Issues in To Kill a Mockingbird
1. To Kill a Mockingbird: A Primer on Teaching Moral Valuesp. 58
2. To Kill a Mockingbird Raises Issues About Gender Rolesp. 64
3. The Law of the Land Is Not the Same as Moral Lawp. 71
4. To Kill a Mockingbird and Censorshipp. 84
Chapter 4 The Character of Atticus Finch
1. Atticus Finch Is a Heroic Figurep. 93
2. Atticus Finch Is Not a Herop. 100
3. Atticus Finch Is a Hero Because the Truth Is an Innate Part of His Characterp. 104
4. Atticus Finch Does Nothing to Advance Social Justicep. 117
Characters and Plotp. 121
Chronologyp. 135
For Further Researchp. 139
Additional Works Consultedp. 140
Indexp. 142
Forewordp. 8
Introductionp. 10
Harper Lee: A Brief Biographyp. 13
Chapter 1 The Critical Reception
1. To Kill a Mockingbird Is a Wonderful First Novelp. 23
2. To Kill a Mockingbird Is a Good but Flawed Novelp. 25
3. To Kill a Mockingbird Lacks Realistic Charactersp. 29
Chapter 2 Literary Techniques in To Kill a Mockingbird
1. The Mad Dog as Symbolp. 33
2. The Mockingbird as Symbolp. 49
3. Symbolism and Racism in To Kill a Mockingbirdp. 52
Chapter 3 Social Issues in To Kill a Mockingbird
1. To Kill a Mockingbird: A Primer on Teaching Moral Valuesp. 58
2. To Kill a Mockingbird Raises Issues About Gender Rolesp. 64
3. The Law of the Land Is Not the Same as Moral Lawp. 71
4. To Kill a Mockingbird and Censorshipp. 84
Chapter 4 The Character of Atticus Finch
1. Atticus Finch Is a Heroic Figurep. 93
2. Atticus Finch Is Not a Herop. 100
3. Atticus Finch Is a Hero Because the Truth Is an Innate Part of His Characterp. 104
4. Atticus Finch Does Nothing to Advance Social Justicep. 117
Characters and Plotp. 121
Chronologyp. 135
For Further Researchp. 139
Additional Works Consultedp. 140
Indexp. 142