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1.1 Written Text Essay Prep
1. Describe ONE challenge faced by a character or individual in the text. Explain why this challenge helped you understand the character or individual. 2. Describe at least ONE way in which setting was used in the text. Explain why the setting was important. Note: “Setting” can be time and / or place. 3. Describe at least ONE idea that was worth learning about in the text. Explain how the writer showed you that this idea was worth learning about. 4. Describe ONE surprising event in the text. Explain how this event helped you understand a character OR idea. 5. Describe at least ONE important technique used in the text. Explain why this technique was important. Note: “Technique” could include vocabulary, imagery, style, structure or narrative point-of-view. 6. Describe ONE character or individual that you admired or disliked in the text. Explain how the writer made you admire or dislike this character or individual. An example of past Q’s…
Describe at least ONE idea that was worth learning about in the text. Explain how the writer showed you that this idea was worth learning about. Describe an idea that interested you in the text. Explain why this idea interested you. Describe at least ONE idea that was relevant to today’s society in the text. Explain why this idea is relevant today. Describe an idea that was memorable in the text. Explain why this idea was memorable. You will choose the IDEA Q then write the essay we are about to prepare USING KEY WORDS FROM THE Q We will be writing on an IDEA, so Q’s you could choose might be…
The IDEA we will be writing about is…. PREJUDICE
The causes and effects of prejudice: (Multi-Flow Map) Prejudice CAUSESEFFECTS Family Values/Parenting Ignorance Geography Historical Conditions Economic Environment Social Class Divisions Political/Legal Conditions Fear & Hatred Racism/Sexism Violence Injustice Segregation TASK: For the table write underneath each point an example from the book. I.e: Family Values – compare the Finch’s with the Ewell’s
The causes and effects of Prejudice in ‘TKMB’: (Multi-Flow Map) Prejudice CAUSESEFFECTS Family Values – compare the Finch’s with the Ewell’s. History -slavery; legalised oppression Maycomb – small town; isolated geographically Lack of Education – Ignorance; the Ewell’s. The Great Depression Tom is wrongly convicted (Injustice; Racism ) Boo is feared Separate (Inferior) churches, schools, shops, communities (segregation) Dolphus Raymond’s behaviour is inexcusable Hypocrisy – prejudices are so entrenched people are unaware of them.
Let’s plan our essay… Q= Describe at least ONE idea that was relevant to today’s society in the text. Explain why this idea is relevant today. Idea: Prejudice characters in the novel that teach us something about prejudice Essay Planning…
E.G from textExplanationBig Picture/ why relevant today Tom Robison: Scout: "Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but … Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed.“ Atticus: “Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Tom was persecuted, regardless of the fact he was innocent and “tried to help her (Mayella).” Like Boo Radley, Tom Robinson isn't just an individual. He's also a litmus test for Maycomb's racism—and, unfortunately for him, it fails. Our social responsibility is to treat others the way we would like to be treated. Nobody should be traeted unfairly because they are a minority. Reference to the wider issue of racism and prejudice in society today. All people should have equal opportunities, justices and rights. Tom Robinson was an example of all those who are a victim of a crime of prejudice. From Hitler and the Nazis to the Southern American slave owners, prejudice of one race against another has resulted in atrocities. To counteract the disease of racial prejudice, modern-day societies have drafted and enacted legislation to ensure that people “treat” each other with respect and dignity allowing one another their inalienable right to their pursuit of life and liberty. While man’s actions can be legislated, their hearts and fears cannot. Thus, society continues to suffer from the disease. Dolphus Raymond Dolphus lived with the black people because he "preferred the company of Negroes" (192). He pretends to be a drunk: "I try to give'em a reason...It helps folks if they can latch onto a reason.” "When I come to town, […] if I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond's in the clutches of whiskey—that's why he won't change his ways.” Another victim of their prejudice. He also lived with the blacks because of the town's peoples' attitude towards him. Since he carried a brown bag with a bottle inside of it and everyone figured that he was an alcoholic. Believing this was the only way Maycomb could justify his decision to live with the negroes. Dolphus Raymond is a character, who emphasises the obvious prejudice in Maycomb and demonstrates for Jem and Scout that loving people is far more important than loving the mindless traditions of hate. Dolphus highlights the fact that often when we judge people because of their appearance/ actions without really getting to know them, we are often making uninformed and incorrect judgements. The judgment from the people of Maycomb towards Dolphus is a reflection of their own insecurities and need to ‘put people in boxes’. Discrimination based on irrelevant physical characteristics reinforces stereotypes and undermines equal-opportunity principles based on merit and performance.
Atticus has important lessons to teach us about prejudice. Atticus: “ You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Scout asks Atticus if he is a “nigger-lover,” he replies, "I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody....it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you." Atticus is an example of someone who holds no prejudices. People should not be judged before their character is known He teaches us that all people should be treated equally and given the same opportunities in life.. Everyone in life is different so we should not pretend to be better than anyone else, as it is impossible to know what people have been through, their morals, beliefs, etc, and therefore impossible to judge without this knowledge. Even in NZ society today, people carry prejudices based on a range of factors, such as what people look like, how they behave, their education and wealth. Atticus as a respectable character in the novel, teaches us not to ‘judge a book by its cover’ and that everyone has a right to be treated equal.