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Recently I got an assignment to do about the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. The task is to write a newspaper column / feature article which examines prejudice and how it is constructed in the novel, drawing parallels to our world today.

And I should consider how:
> Point of view
> Discourses which construct attitudes and beliefs
> Foregrounding, gaps and silences which support a dominant ideology
> The exclusion of certain community groups to create social meaning.

used to create meaning and position the reader.

Till now I have wrote approx 380 words and the lenght needed is between 800 - 1000 words.

I think that i didn't follow the task very well, so if you could please help me being on the task.

Any ideas may be very effective so please help me with anything you got related to this topic.

MY ARTICLE SO FAR:

Prejudice is a tough word. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird this problem is apparent in a town identified as Maycomb. Prejudice is as black as the hours of darkness, as black as the heart of the people of this town.

There is bigotry alongside anybody who does not fit into the Maycomb's rigid anticipations of how individuals must conduct their self’s. It influences many people in different ways; immobilizing and stopping them from acting as they desire.

Harper Lee, the writer, is talented to put together the insincerity and inequality of Maycomb's ways, through the innocent perplexity of a child growing up there, irritating to make sense of it all.

The narrative is told from an adult’s perspective, but throughout a child’s voice and eyes. By maintaining her naïve look on life, Scout forces the reader to construct adult considerations and deductions, which evidently Scout would not put together.

The focus of the novel is the passion of a Negro, Tom Robinson, for the indicted of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman who lives out by the dump with her father, and was brought to trial, who was found guilty of a rape he didn't perpetrate.

While the situation is strained for maximum emotional impact for modern readers, and the characters have been fashioned with broad brushstrokes, they set up a story as it is seen through a child's eyes in both literal and emblematic shades of black and white.

The child, in this case, is Scout, the daughter of Atticus Finch, who has been appointed to defend Tom Robinson, in what he concedes and admits from the beginning is a losing proposition. But Scout, her brother, Jem and their mate, Dill, are still immature enough to perceive the simple reality. Their ingenuousness is gradually devastated as they recognize the reality will have nothing to do with the result of the case.

There is no suspicion that Atticus , Miss Maudie and a small number of other characters in the novel were impartial and open-minded people, who always stood for equal rights among all human beings, yet, their persuade was not sufficient to influence a society steeped deeply in intolerance and prejudice.

If you think that the article is not linked very well please help me to improve it...

Thanks alot...

Regards

Moody
Hi,

I've had a quick scan and have the following comments for you.

Prejudice is as black as the hours of darkness, as black as the heart of the people of this town.
Do you think comparing prejudice against black people with negative metaphors of blackness is appropriate? Odd choice.

I've put the parts you need to look at again in italics.

Prejudice is a tough word. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird this problem is apparent in a town identified as Maycomb. Prejudice is as black as the hours of darkness, as black as the heart of the people of this town.

There is bigotry alongside anybody who does not fit into the Maycomb's rigid anticipations of how individuals must conduct their self’s. It influences many people in different ways; immobilizing and stopping them from acting as they desire.

Harper Lee, the writer, is talented to put together the insincerity and inequality of Maycomb's ways, through the innocent perplexity of a child growing up there, irritating to make sense of it all.

The narrative is told from an adult’s perspective, but throughout a child’s voice and eyes. By maintaining her naïve look on life, Scout forces the reader to construct adult considerations and deductions, which evidently Scout would not put together.

The focus of the novel is the passion of a Negro, Tom Robinson, for the indicted of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman who lives out by the dump with her father, and was brought to trial, who was found guilty of a rape he didn't perpetrate. sentence clumsy.

While the situation is strained for maximum emotional impact for modern readers, and the characters have been fashioned with broad brushstrokes, they set up a story as it is seen through a child's eyes in both literal and emblematic shades of black and white. what does this sentence really mean?

The child, in this case, is Scout, the daughter of Atticus Finch, who has been appointed to defend Tom Robinson, in what he concedes and admits from the beginning is a losing proposition. But Scout, her brother, Jem and their mate, Dill, are still immature enough to perceive the simple reality. Their ingenuousness is gradually devastated as they recognize the reality will have nothing to do with the result of the case.

There is no suspicion that Atticus , Miss Maudie and a small number of other characters in the novel were impartial and open-minded people, who always stood for equal rights among all human beings, yet, their persuade was not sufficient to influence a society steeped deeply in intolerance and prejudice.

In addition, this does not really read like a newspaper feature. You have made no comment on how it relates to the modern world either. Try to think of a modern real life situation and how you can reflect on that and bring in elements of the novel, perhaps comparing the progress made, or lack of progress made, depending on your point of view.
I'm doing this in school as well right now, but Iget to choose a topic related to TKAM. I have no idea what topic to write on...
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How about writing about the title-- what does killing a mockingbird have to do with the story?
good so far but your paragraphs are too short. you need to expand on you ideas and use more examples in the book. use the trial more as is examines predjudice and racism more closely and has many good examples that you can use. your fourth fifth and sixth paragraphs can be expanded ALOT more. there is stuff out there believe me, it will come. try sparknotes aswell. they provide great examples and quotes. but your language used is phenominal. keep it up.

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hey just a quick question... what heading would you use if you were to write a feature article about prejudice, difference and diversity in maycomb? because i am really stuck and this is due in three days.
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Try to limited the number of tier 3 (big words) used in your article. You are using words that contradict each other, and by trying to sound smart, you are making grammatical errors and dragging the reader's attention away from the point of your article.