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1. To Kill A Mockingbird

1.1. Racism and Inequality

1.1.1. Social Status Inequality

1.1.2. Discrimination against Black people

1.2. Innocence

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

1.2.2. 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

1.3. Symbols

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

1.3.2. Gifts left to Scout and Jem from Boo Radley

1.4. Characters

1.4.1. 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

1.4.2. 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

1.4.3. 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

2. Short Stories

2.1. The Monkey's Paw

2.2. The Devil and Tom Walker

2.3. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

2.4. On Being Brought From Africa to America

2.5. I Will Fight No More Forever

2.6. Protagonist

2.7. Themes

2.8. Antagonist

3. MLA

3.1. Internet Citations

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

3.2. Book Citations

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

3.3. Newspaper Citations

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

3.4. Magazine Citations

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

3.5. Double-space

4. Possible Exam Questions

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

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

4.3. Is Willy Loman a hero?

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

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

4.6. What caused Macbeth to fall from grace?

4.7. Compare illusion vs. reality in the Tragedy of Macbeth

5. Poetry

5.1. Alliteration

5.1.1. A sentence where first letter of the words are repeated

5.2. Personification

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

5.3. Onomatopoeia

5.3.1. Saying a word that's meaning is a word

5.4. Similie

5.4.1. A comparison using like or as

5.5. Metaphor

5.5.1. Stating comparison not using like or as

5.6. Hyperbole

5.7. Apostrophe

5.8. Paradox

5.9. Irony

5.10. Oxymoron

6. Death of a Salesman

6.1. American Dream

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

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

6.2. Hopes and Ambitions

6.2.1. Willy looks up to a famous salesman, Dave Singleman

6.2.2. Happy and Biff are more focused on finding themselves

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

6.3. Characters

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

6.3.2. 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

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

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

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

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

7. Macbeth

7.1. Betrayal

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

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

7.1.3. Macbeth orders Lady Macduff and her child to be killed

7.1.4. Macduff gets revenge by killing Macbeth

7.2. Guilt

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

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

7.2.3. Macbeth sees a dagger

7.2.4. Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost

7.3. Greed

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

7.3.2. Lady Macbeth encourages Macbeth

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

7.4. Characters

7.4.1. 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

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

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

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

7.4.5. Macduff Scottish noble Believes Macbeth murdered Duncan from the start

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

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

7.5. Prophecies

7.5.1. Thane of Cawdor Causes Macbeth to believe the witches

7.5.2. King Causes Macbeth to murder King Duncan

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

7.5.4. Fear Macduff

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

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