I need help with the Thesis for To Kill a Mockingbird through symbolism, liberal thinking, and irrational judgment, Harper Lee suggests that outcasts are commonly faced with judgment because...

I need help with the Thesis for To Kill a Mockingbird

through symbolism, liberal thinking, and irrational judgment, Harper Lee suggests that outcasts are commonly faced with judgment because they are powerless in society, which sometimes may result in downfall.

symbolism- tom liberal thinking- talk about atticus right before the trial. i thought he was an outcast compared to the rest of the white community and his family (separate from jem and scout) irrational judgment- bob ewell-hes an outcast because of his social class. 


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In composing one's thesis for an essay, the writer needs always to be consistent with the three elements that form the blueprint for the essay.  Perhaps, then, you may wish to change your thesis to include three opinions that all of the same concept.

You have written that outcasts are faced with judgments because they are powerless in society as your general statement.  Is it not, then, your objective to prove this statement?  If you use the why question, you can create the three opinions that will form your blueprint for the essay.  Here are suggestions:

  • because of stereotyping - Boo Radley is a "haint," he is insane, etc.; the Ewell family is considered "white trash"  Tom Robinson is just a "nigger"
  • (because of) social taboos - Mr. Dolphus Raymond is ostracized because he breaks the social taboo of living with blacks. 
  • (because of) fear of change - Atticus Finch breaks the "norm" and his liberal thinking in education and social areas disturbs the status quo of Maycomb.  

 

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