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English - Brydson

To Kill A Mockingbird

Racism and Inequality

Social Status Inequality

Discrimination against Black people

Innocence

Tom Robinson, Accused of raping Mayella Ewell, Is shot before Atticus had the chance to get him out of prison

Boo Radley, Is not able to speak for himself because he is locked up at home, Maycomb makes false rumours about him, In the end of the novel, turns out to be an innocent man who saved Jem and Scout

Symbols

Mockingbird, It was okay to kill a Negro, but a sin to kill a mockingbird

Gifts left to Scout and Jem from Boo Radley

Characters

Scout and Jem, Are somewhat lost because they do not understand the racial discrimination against the Negroes, Look up to Atticus and Calpurnia as their role models, Children of Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch, Lawyer in Maycomb County, Teaches his children to treat everyone with respect, Does not believe in discrimination, Is not liked by many in Maycomb because he treats Negroes with respect

Calpurnia, The "slave" of the Finch family, She is treated with respect as if she is part of the family, She is free compared to the other Negroes in her time

Death of a Salesman

American Dream

Willy's dream is to be a successful salesman but things aren't working out well for him

He is constantly trying to chase the "American Dream," and does not realize it is not realistic

Hopes and Ambitions

Willy looks up to a famous salesman, Dave Singleman

Happy and Biff are more focused on finding themselves

Willy spends too much time trying to achieve a goal that is not reasonable

Characters

Willy Loman, Main character, Troubled because he is not able to work and make money

Biff Loman, Willy's son, Is not on good terms with his father, Willy put his hopes and dreams in Biff, but Biff lets him down

Happy Loman, Willy's youngest son, More successful than his brother, Was never paid much attention

Linda Loman, Willy's wife; Mother of Happy and Biff, Supports her husband at all times, Encourages her children to be nice to Willy

Charley, Neighbour of the Lomans, He lends Willy money to pretend it is his income

Ben Loman, Willy's successful brother, Willy strives to be like him

Short Stories

The Monkey's Paw

The Devil and Tom Walker

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

On Being Brought From Africa to America

I Will Fight No More Forever

Protagonist

Themes

Antagonist

MLA

Internet Citations

Menon, Sunita. “Pupils learn to keep busy on the bus after school.” Gulf News. 28 September 2006. < http://gulfnews.com/nation/Education/10070982.html>.

Book Citations

Scrimger, Richard. A Nose For Adventure. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2000.

Newspaper Citations

Assali, Khalil. “Non-payment of salaries hits Palestinians hard.” Gulf News 27 September 2006: 12.

Magazine Citations

Kessenidides, Dimitra. “Under Pressure.” Cosmogirl April 2003: 128-131.

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Macbeth

Betrayal

Macbeth betrays King Duncan by murdering him in order to take his position as King

Macbeth sends murders to kill Banquo, who was his good friend earlier on

Macbeth orders Lady Macduff and her child to be killed

Macduff gets revenge by killing Macbeth

Guilt

After Macbeth murders Macduff, he feels very guilty and starts acting strange

Lady Macbeth attracts attention by fainting when hearing about Duncan's death

Macbeth sees a dagger

Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost

Greed

Macbeth pushed himself into his wrong actions because of his feeling of greed

Lady Macbeth encourages Macbeth

Macbeth's greed was enough to cause him to betray Banquo

Characters

Macbeth, Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, Starts off in the play as a respectable man, Gets carried away with the witches' prophecies, Kills the King, becomes King, Is murdered in the end by Macduff

Lady Macbeth, Encourages her husband to kill Duncan, Killed by her own guilt, Controls her husband

Banquo, Is betrayed by Macbeth due to the witches' prophecies, Murdered by people sent by Macbeth

Duncan, King of Scotland, Betrayed by Thane of Cawdor, so he gives the title to Macbeth, Murdered by Macbeth

Macduff, Scottish noble, Believes Macbeth murdered Duncan from the start

Witches, The reason for Macbeth's motivation to do what he did

Malcolm, Duncan's son, Flees to England after the murder of his father

Prophecies

Thane of Cawdor, Causes Macbeth to believe the witches

King, Causes Macbeth to murder King Duncan

Banquo's kids will be King, Causes Macbeth to send murderers to kill Banquo

Fear Macduff

No man woman born can harm Macbeth, Cause Macbeth to feel over-confident and invincible

His end will not come until the forests move, Cause Macbeth to feel over-confident and invincible

Possible Exam Questions

How does innocence play a role in To Kill A Mockingbird and how does it affect or contribute to the novel's theme?

How does the historical and social context of the author contribute to the character of Scout?

Is Willy Loman a hero?

Compare and contrast the social and economic status of the Ewells and the Negroes in To Kill A Mockingbird

What is the significance of "Dreams" in Death of a Salesman

What caused Macbeth to fall from grace?

Compare illusion vs. reality in the Tragedy of Macbeth

Poetry

Alliteration

A sentence where first letter of the words are repeated

Personification

When you give something that is non-human, human characteristics

Onomatopoeia

Saying a word that's meaning is a word

Similie

A comparison using like or as

Metaphor

Stating comparison not using like or as

Hyperbole

Apostrophe

Paradox

Irony

Oxymoron