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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

True Confessions? Have you forgotten what the book was about? It would be great if you re-read it. But to help you along, take a peek at this link which may prove helpful. I'd suggest that this is one that you reserve for home use as it is likely to run rather slowly at school if everyone tries to access the same site. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/prosemockingbird/mockingbirdplotact.shtml
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Needing help with Themes? BBC Bitesize provides help on themes in To Kill a Mockingbird.
A theme is an idea that runs through a text. A text may have one theme or many. Understanding the themes makes the text more than ‘just’ a story – it becomes something more significant, because we’re encouraged to think deeper about the story and work out what lies beyond the plot. You have probably already worked out some of the main themes that run through To Kill a Mockingbird. This is a fairly standard list of themes that occur in this novel: Prejudice, Understanding, Loneliness, Courage and Innocence. Did you identify any others?
The themes become interwoven, and are strongly linked to character. If you wish to write about Atticus try to think about the how these themes occur relate to Atticus. You will find the BBC link to themes here.

Need lots more help? Connect to this link for heaps of help on the novel's themes, characters and style. http://ncowie.wordpress.com/category/to-kill-a-mockingbird/


If you already know the plot of "To Kill a Mockingbird" really well, then having a laugh at this youtube video will not confuse you. Warning: the contents of this clip are mainly inaccurate!!