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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.

Please help.
Thank you.

  • To: Writeteacher -

    Check out this site. It has an excellent analysis of themes and motifs in that book. Also check the section on Character analysis.
    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/mocking/themes.html

  • To: Writeteacher -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    That's very good!! =)

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