For the final research assignment, write an expository/literary analysis essay of approximately 750 to 1250 words based on one of the topic options. (Topic is listed below.) Your paper should be formatted and documented according to MLA 8.0 guidelines.
Primary Source(s): Each paper should make reference to at least one primary source from the novel selected.
Secondary Sources: Each paper must make reference to a minimum of two secondary sources from one of the Library Databases, using the 8th edition of MLA formatting. The sources should discuss some aspect(s) of any of the primary sources you use. See attachments.
Thesis: Your paper should have an identifiable three-part thesis and be thesis-driven.
Title:All papers must have a TITLE.The title should reflect your thesis.The Scarlet Letter is not an appropriate title for a paper—it’s been taken! The Function of the Narrator in The Scarlet Letter is an appropriate title.
Works Cited: Please include a separate page and make sure to include properly formatted citations for your primary source(s) and all secondary sources.
The selected topic and novel is:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Take one or more of the forms of discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird and write an analytic essay in which you explain the forms and, if applicable, compare and contrast the types of discrimination. You should argue whether the lessons about discrimination that Scout learns are applicable to all types of prejudice, or whether they apply to racism alone. The most obvious form of discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird is racism; however, there are other types of prejudice and discrimination that typify relationships among the novel’s characters. Scout, for example, is ridiculed in To Kill a Mockingbird because she is a tomboy. Boo Radley is ostracized despite the fact that hardly anyone knows him. Reverse racism is also present in the novel, as evidenced by the threats against Atticus Finch and his family as he defends Tom Robinson.