Close read annotations will be due on Wednesday, April 11th. For this assignment you will closely read a passage from to Kill a Mockingbird. In your reading, you will examine details of the passage that reveal the significance of Boo Radley as a motif and subplot. To understand Boo as a motif, annotate details that reveal his role as recurring image, symbol, theme, character type, subject, or narrative detail that creates connections between elements of the work. To understand Boo as a subplot, annotate details that develop a secondary plot (with its own inciting incidents, conflicts, rising action, and climax) that supports the development of the main plot in some way. Be sure to:
- Annotate - that means mark anything of significance and comment on everything you mark
- Consider the significance of interactions involving Boo (or his property) as well as behaviors of the children that do not seem to be directly related to Boo: how the children behave away from him could reveal clues about how they behave around him.
- Make connections! Mark places where details are building on things which have come before.
- ANNOTATE EVERYWHERE. These pages should come back bleeding ink.
Goals are to read closely so as to identify significant elements of character, setting, and theme, demonstrating this understanding by the comprehensiveness of the annotations and the thoughtfulness of the thematic analysis.
Exemplary Work will demonstrate a strong understanding of the material covered and how the author develops theme, possibly exploring why this theme would have mattered in the context of the novel.