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To Kill A Mockingbird Notes

As you assess which character moves at a faster rate and why, I personally believe that it is Jem. As you then offer some examples of moving in those aspects, I see him as the embodiment of a flat character who turns round for many reasons. You might also talk in static to dynamic terms.

1) What does it mean "you might also talk in static to dynamic terms?"

2) What are some analyzed examples (incidents/quotations/interior monologues/etc.) drawn from elements like setting, characterization, and social conflict that would support Jem and Scout's changing perceptions of their town, some of their residents, and social issues? This would be in terms of their moving from ignorance to knowledge, from innocence to experience, and from relative immaturity to relative maturity.

3) How does the significance of Atticus telling Scout the speech of "climbing into another's skin" and of the symbolism of mockingbirds and other outsiders also come into play here?

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Please allow some of my ideas to support you. Kindly rate 5/5 for my reactions and opinions:

1) First of all, as you determine what does it mean to talk in static to dynamic character terms, you can reveal that static characters do not change; they are flat and one-dimensional. However, you might cite how Jem is a round, multidimensional character who is dynamic in nature because he changes from naïve to mature during the novel's course of plot actions. His change is seen with "Overnight, it seemed, Jem had acquired an alien set of values..."

2) As you then name some analyzed examples (incidents/quotations/interior monologues/etc.) drawn from elements like setting, you might argue how the historical context trigger fear with Chapter 1's details, "Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself." As you look at how this allusion sets plot events in motion, it shows some foreshadowing that fear and ignorance will permeate the town and the citizens, too. Thus, this quote ...

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To Kill A Mockingbird is briefly examined in terms of character movement. 200 words of personal insights are offered.