To Kill a Mockingbird Outline Essay

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Outline: Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover I. Welcome to Monroeville, Alabama and also the 50th annual "Mockingbird Conference" for the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. a. Now imagine, during the 1930's, that you were part of the trial of Tom Robinson vs. the Ewells. b. At that time, which side would you have believed? The side of the Ewells (because they were white people, or out of fear) or would you side with Tom Robinson (because you knew that he was innocent and ignored that fact that he was colored)? c. Honestly, if you chose to side with the innocent Tom Robinson, you would have not just been correct, but also brave and courageous. d. When reading the novel, I believed that it's theme dealt with courage and …show more content…
e. This quote basically brings up the fact that Jean Louise tried to talk to the drunk Mr. Cunningham. She tried to put herself in his shoes so that he could be calmer and less threatening. With this type of situation, she needed that emotional strength of courage and bravery. f. Scout and Jem were really good examples of how bravery was shown in the book, now we will be talking about how Atticus shared a part in the theme. III. a. Atticus shared a major role in showing how bravery and courage was a big part of the novel, especially when he decided and discussed to Scout about why he will represent Tom Robinson during the trial. b. For example, at page 111, Atticus said, "every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one's mine... You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down" (Lee 111). c. Atticus is willing to stand up for a colored person and let his family become a laughing stock because he know standing up for Tom Robinson was the right thing to do. d. "... if I didn't [defend Tom Robinson] I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again" (Lee 100). e. Again, this quote focuses on the point of Atticus defending the side of a colored

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