Digging in with section 6! Words of the Wiser

 

matar-ruisenor-1-470x294.jpg

Close Reading and Analysis of Power Passages

What are the “Words of the Wiser,” or life lessons, in this novel? Who learns them? From whom? What might we as readers take away from this novel?

How do these Words of the Wiser relate to historical setting of the novel? To the time at which the novel was published and made into a film? To TODAY?

Look at these pages as the basis for your study:

  • 15, 33 – empathy and “his point of view”
  • 87 – “licked before we begin”
  • 103 – “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”
  • 179 – kids know better/are wiser than adults

Then, with these pages as your foundation, check out:

  • 99
  • 120
  • 128 (hint: important to connect to 87!)
  • 198
  • 228-29
  • 233
  • 249
  • 259
  • 282
  • 320-23 (hint: important to connect to 33!)