Due December 10, 2012: Mr. B's take home test!

Due December 14, 2012 (one week from the last lesson of this unit)
Directions: Choose one of the following essays. This 3-4 page essay must be typed, double-spaced, 1" margins, include a header on top-right corner (last name, page number), Works Cited (not included in the 3-4 pages), make sure to include which question you are responding to. Mr. B and Ms. D will divide the papers evenly to grade. Create a clear and well thought out response to the question. If you have any questions set up a meeting with either of us to discuss the paper.

1. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird was published in 1960, right before the peak of the Civil Rights Movement. How does the novel reflect the attitudes of society during the Civil Rights Era? Give specific examples (NOT Scottsboro Boys and Tom Robinson's Trials) in the novel and history that reflect these attitudes.

2. Discuss Scout as a narrator. Is she a reliable narrator? Does she mature over the course of events in the novel? Can she be considered a voice of reason? How does her family, specifically Atticus and Jem, influence her opinions and behavior of society? Give specific examples of how Scout’s 10 year old perception of events are naïve and innocent.