Hi there, i posted a question similar to this yesterday that i am having a little more difficulty with.
Discuss the theme of intolerance in relation to the novel. Use examples of people who are involved in bringing out this theme.
I am having trouble coming up with a thesis statement. One of the characters who show intolerance is Aunt Alexandra who is a perfect example of narrow-mindedness and racial intolerance. When Scout and Jem want to go to Calpurnia's church she quickly hesistated and said 'No'.
I don't know how to connect the character of Aunt Alexandra to the thesis statment.
To: Writeteacher - GuruBlue, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 7:17pm
Check out this site. It has an excellent analysis of themes and motifs in that book. Also check the section on Character analysis.
To: Writeteacher - Taleisa-Help please, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 8:11pm
How about this:
In to kill a mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra is the quintessence of racial intolerance by the way she disciplines how the children should act and behave.
To: Writeteacher - Writeacher, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 8:16pm
I'd add "as she shows" before "by."
I'd also remove "how" and "should act and behave." The sentence will be smoother.
To: Writeteacher - Taleisa-Help please, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 8:29pm
I also had this, what do you think?
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra is the quintessence of racial intolerance, both in the way she disciplines the children and how her personal life is depicted.
To: Writeteacher - Writeacher, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 8:40pm
That's very good!! =)