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Directions, Part 1: Now that you have finished reading how to kill a mockingbird, explain how the themes of the novel are communicated to readers. Read the following quotes from the book. Using the Text Editor, explain the meaning of the quote and then explain how each reflects one of the themes in the novel.

When Atticus asks Scout if she understands why they are going to say that Bob Ewell fell on his knife to protect the person that stabbed him, she says "Yes sir, I understand...Mr. Tate was right...it'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?"
"Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough."
Scout says "As I made my way home, I thought Jem and I would get grown but there wasn't much else for us to learn, except possibly algebra."
Scout says, "An' they chased him 'n' never could catch him 'cause they didn’t know what he looked like, an' Atticus, when they finally saw him, why he hadn't done any of those things....Atticus, he was real nice..." to which Atticus answers, "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them."
Directions, Part 2: While there are many different messages that readers get when reading literature, there are some themes within texts that are generally accepted by most people. Read the widely accepted themes in To Kill a Mockingbird below, and then use the Text Editor to explain how these themes are developed within the text. Think about the events that have occurred, the characters involved, and the symbolism you have identified to help you explain these themes.
Innocence and goodness are often threatened by evil; sometimes the innocent are destroyed by such cruelty, but sometimes good can prevail.
People should learn to "walk in other people’s shoes" in order to see things from their perspective. This would allow us to see the best in people and to better understand the bad.
Children have to grow up; they move from seeing the world through innocence and purity, where everyone is essentially good, into an adult world where they have to learn how to incorporate an understanding of evil into their worlds.
Social inequality exists, as does class structure, and many times people are unfairly judged by their wealth (or lack of money) or their race.
Directions, Part 3: Think about the theme of innocence being destroyed or corrupted by evil, intolerance, and racism. Using the Text Editor, explain how and why each character below is a "mockingbird" and how this fits into that theme.

Jem
Scout
Tom Robinson
Boo Radley

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  1. Can someone give me answer please

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  2. This requires an essay. “… explain how and why … “
    You write it and someone might check it for you.

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  3. no you do it

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  4. i dont know im trynna figure this out

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