to kill a mockingbird

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Choose 2 of the texts we have studied and explain how each composer has successfully communicated their message to the responder.

In the text To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and the 'I have a dream' speech by Martin Luther King Jnr, both composers have conveyed strong messages that are communicated through narrative and oral techniques. These messages of courage and prejudice and discrimination are what the composer thought is necessary to write in order to change social attitudes towards these issues. Both texts were written at a time when those who were oppressed were fighting for freedom and tolerance by those who discriminated.

Atticus Finch shows a remarkable amount of moral courage by defending Tom Robinson in Court when accused of raping a white woman. This act takes courage, as Atticus already knows the small town of Maycomb has found Tom guilty. The intolerance and racism that has been widespread among southern society for hundreds of years may not be eliminated by this case, but Atticus will fight anyway.

Screenshot of To Kill a Mockingbird(an American movie issued in 1962) Screenshot of To Kill a Mockingbird(an American mo...
President George W. Bush awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to author Harper Lee during a ceremony Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, in the East Room. President George W. Bush awards the Presidential M...

Film producer Alan J. Pakula with Lee; Lee spent three weeks watching the filming, then Film producer Alan J. Pakula with Lee; Lee spent t...
"...if I didn't I couldn't hold my head up in this town...I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again" This quote said by Atticus to Scout in an effort to teach Scout about social etiquette and morals. Atticus feels that he must have honesty in all sides of his life and that if he were to be false as a lawyer he would not be true to his family or friends. Having the children at the court case exposes them to the prejudice and hypocracy faced to those who a...