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Friday, May 20, 2011

Periods 6 & 7, Post 10: The Meaning of the Title

This week, we have reached the conclusion of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. We have focused not only on the novel's resolution, but also on the significance of the book's title.

Therefore, as this week's topic, I want you to discuss the title's meaning. Be sure to link Atticus' statement that "it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" with what we learned during the last few chapters of the book. Who are the "mockingbirds" to whom Harper Lee is referring? What are the "sins" committed against them?

Your responses will count as a homework assignment grade for the third marking period of the spring semester.


  1. Tanesha Allison

    Harper Lee was saying in other words that people who dont do anything to hurt anyone else and only help other people. "A sin" to kill a mockingbird .. and a sin to have prejuduce or racism agaisnt someone. As Atticus said you cant judge someone untill you "climb in his skin and walk around."

  2. I think the mockingbird Lee is referring to is Tom Robinson , because he was accused of a false crime & then later sentenced.. It drove him crazy , to a point where he tried to escape and then was shot 17 times.. Basically saying a mockingbird is in an innocent creature or person who by being killed would be considered wrong .

  3. I believe what it means "its a sin to kill a mockngbird" is its a sin to kill a innocent person. For example Tom Robinson, he had done nothing wrong but was sent to jail for something he didnt do. While trying to escape from jail he was shot to death.

    ~ Tayanna Rose