To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Mind Map: To Kill a Mockingbird

1. The Education System

1.1. Characters who demonstrate this theme

1.1.1. Miss Caroline

1.1.2. Dill

1.2. Definitions of this theme

1.2.1. The teaching method of Maycomb's institutions, Scout's school

1.3. Examples of this theme in the book

1.3.1. Scout's teacher is undertrained

1.3.1.1. Cannot handle independent learning

1.3.1.2. Does not know the ways of Maycomb

1.3.1.3. Intimidated by Scout's advanced learning level

1.3.2. Dewey Decimal System

1.3.3. "She discovered that I was literate and looked at me with more than faint distaste" -Scout

2. Prejudice

2.1. Characters who demonstrate this theme

2.1.1. Tom Robinson

2.1.2. Nathan Radley

2.2. Definitions of this theme

2.2.1. A preconceived opinion that is not based on reason

2.2.2. Bias

2.3. Examples of this theme in the book

2.3.1. Tom is a victim of prejudice as he is racially discriminated against.

2.3.1.1. The people of Maycomb have attempted (in their own ways) to help overcome the biased opinions.

2.3.1.2. "In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white always wins." -Atticus

3. Tolerance

3.1. Characters who demonstrate this theme

3.1.1. Aunt Alexandra

3.2. Definitions of this theme

3.2.1. The ability to live with the existence of opinions or behaviour that disagrees with.

3.3. Examples of this theme in the book

3.3.1. Aunt Alexandra tolerates Calpurnia's presence in their house

3.3.1.1. Begins to feel grateful for her service

3.3.1.2. Understands that Calpurnia acts as a mother to the children

4. Inequality

4.1. Characters who demonstrate this theme

4.2. Definitions of this theme

4.3. Examples of this theme in the book

5. Courage

5.1. Characters who demonstrate this theme

5.1.1. Atticus

5.1.2. Jem

5.1.3. Nathan Radley

5.1.4. Dill

5.1.5. Scout

5.2. Definitions of this theme

5.2.1. The ability to do something that frightens one; an act of bravery.

5.3. Examples of this theme in the book

5.3.1. Jem protects Scout from Bob Ewell's attack

5.3.2. Jem 'touches' Nathan's house on a dare, despite being frightened.

5.3.3. Atticus shoots the mad dog

5.3.4. Atticus defends Tom Robinson, event though the case would affect his personal life.

5.3.5. Runs away from home. Travels to Maycomb on his own.

5.3.6. Scout overcomes her fear of Nathan Radley as she befriends him.

6. Developing Empathy

6.1. Characters who demonstrate this theme

6.1.1. Scout

6.1.2. Aunt Alexandra

6.2. Definitions of this theme

6.2.1. Developing the ability to sense other people’s emotions

6.3. Examples of this theme in the book

6.3.1. Scout begins to understand Nathan Radley's nature

6.3.2. Aunt Alexandra lets Calpurnia stay at their house

7. The Mockingbird

7.1. Characters who demonstrate this theme

7.1.1. Nathan Radley

7.1.2. Tom Robinson

7.1.3. Mayella Ewell

7.2. Definitions of this theme

7.2.1. An innocent person who is misunderstood

7.2.2. Being punished for doing good

7.3. Examples of this theme in the book

7.3.1. "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird" -Atticus

8. The Legal System

8.1. Characters who demonstrate this theme

8.1.1. Atticus

8.1.1.1. Maycomb's best lawyer

8.1.2. Judge Taylor

8.2. Definitions of this theme

8.2.1. A system of enforcing the law

8.3. Examples of this theme in the book

8.3.1. Tom Robinson's trial

8.3.1.1. An example of unjust

8.3.1.2. Flaw in the Legal System

8.3.1.2.1. "In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white always wins." -Atticus

8.3.1.3. Prejudice is still prevalent in the court room. A place where justice is suppose to be served.

8.3.2. Atticus

8.3.2.1. His role in Tom's trial acts as the first step towards overcoming prejudice

8.3.2.2. Tries to bring justice to the Legal System