I cannot think of a clever title for my To Kill A Mockingbird essay. The essay topic is the evil, hypocrisy, and injustice of the adult society.  

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When writing an essay , sometimes it is best to write an outline that shows the direction you want to go first, before selecting a title. If you already have the essay written, go back through it and choose a sentence or phrase that encompases your main idea. If you...

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When writing an essay, sometimes it is best to write an outline that shows the direction you want to go first, before selecting a title. If you already have the essay written, go back through it and choose a sentence or phrase that encompases your main idea. If you don't have your essay written yet, do that first and be thinking of your title as you write.

If you haven't written the essay yet, and since your topic addresses three major themes, you could assign one character to each in order to specifically address the issues surrounding him or her. For example, if you decide to talk about Bob Ewell as evil, Miss Gates as a hypocrite, and Mr. Nathan Radley as unjust, then your title could be the following: Ewell, Gates, and Nathan Radley: The Evil, the Hypocrisy, and the Unjust. It all really depends on what you want to say in the essay and that will determine the title. Another option would be to entitle your essay simply, The Evil, the Hypocrisy and the Injustice of Maycomb County.

Without seeing the essay itself, it is difficult to come up with a title; so again, write it first and simplify the title by the major themes, by people, or by events. The title doesn't necessarily need to be clever as long as it ties in to what your main theme or message is.

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