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1 “To Kill a Mocking Bird” Chapter 18 Literary Elements By: Hannah Maher

2 Symbolism. Symbolic meaning or character. Mayella represents battered girls. The way Mayella stutters, or hesitates before she begins to answer a question represents that she is hiding something. The author included this element to hint things to us, instead of taking the fun out of it and stating those things.

3 Imagery. The formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively. “Mr. Ewell had a scalded look; as if an overnight soaking had deprived him of protective layers of dirt, his skin appeared to be sensitive to the elements.” The author included this element, so that we could create a picture in our head of the characters, and the scenes in the book.

4 Setting. The surroundings or environment of something. “ A young girl walked to the witness stand” -In a court room “Mr. Gilmer asked Mayella to tell the jury in her own words what happened on the evening of November twenty-first of last year...” - That they are in session The author included this element because, it help us to create a picture in our head of what is going on in the book. It helps us picture things the way we want to. Makes it more interesting.

5 Theme. A unifying or dominant idea. You have to be careful who you listen to, not everyone tells the truth. The effect this them has on me, is that some people that you trust will lie to you, even if you want to believe they won’t.

6 Foreshadowing. To show or indicate beforehand. “Mayella stared at him and burst into tears.” - This foreshadows that Mayella will most-likely lie on stand. This element helps develop the theme that people will lie to you.

7 Characterization. Portrayal, description. This chapter portrays that Mayella isn’t the most honest person. Neither are the Ewell’s. The author included characterization so that we as the audience would know not to believe Mayella, and that Tom Robinson is not guilty.


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