Monday, March 5, 2007

ONE QUESTION!!!

What is your initial theme of the story? If you have read the whole book already, then comment, just don't give anything away. We can compare themes of what students think now, early in the book, to later in the reading, and see how much they differ, or just stayed the same. THANKS!!!

5 comments:

Benjamin Disraeli said...

It has to do with racism, with classing people. It has to do with judging people without really knowing them. It has to do with the precedents of those who don't know better. It has to do with thinking before acting. It's being understanding, deling with right and wrong, spelling dealing right...It is about prejudice and overcoming this. At least for now

ginger said...

benjamin disraeli pretty much said it, the theme is all those things. I have read the book and I think that the main theme though is standing up for whats right and what you believe even if no one else is standing with you. (I know it sounds like one of those cheesey posters in your English room.)

Benjamin Disraeli said...

Also courage. Forgot courage. and throughout the book there seems to be the unfair destruction of beauty. Ms. Dubose's flowers. Whats her names house. the tree filled with cement. And as ginger said standing up for whats right

Emily Osment said...

I agree with both benjamin disraeli and ginger. I think the main theme(s) are courage and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what people do or say. This happens countless times in the book with Atticus, Scout, and Jem (not to mention all the other people). You really have to be strong and well put together to stand up for what you believe in, especially during those days of severe racism.

Miley Cyrus said...

here is a helpful link that discusses some of the major themes throughout the book:

http://www.novelguide.com/tokillamockingbird/themeanalysis.html