Write an analysis of the themes, conflicts, characters, and symbolism/motifs in To Kill a Mockingbird. Summarize the main points of the book as you see them and the message Harper Lee wanted readers to take away from it. Compare the book with the movie, identifying strengths and weaknesses of each. Which medium do you prefer, and why? For example, which medium is most effective for portraying time and place, the courtroom drama, the climax, and character studies? What are the ways in which this book left it marks on your life? What are your thoughts on how literature can provide a mirror of life into the lives of others? You have read examples of short fiction, memoirs, and poetry, as well as a novel and the film version of it. Comment on the different forms that a story can take and what they each offer to a discerning reader. Finally, discuss how literature can provide a mirror that illuminates life lessons or helps people understand their own struggles and triumphs in life.
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