To Kill A Mockingbird

Essay Topic

Year 10. I would like you to write an essay (approx 600-800 words) on the following topic:

Discuss the meaning of the title of the book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Clearly the title is metaphorical; so who/what is the mockingbird? Are there multiple mockingbirds in the novel?

Be sure to put a case forward to what makes a 'mockingbird' and who/what represents one in the novel. There are many quotes around this theme and it is important to use and analyse some of them. It is also important to consider what message the author is conveying with such a title.

Video Summary

Here is the video summary from Spark Notes to refresh your memory. Please do NOT watch this, if you have not finished the novel ;)

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