Literature Circle Post #2, Predators, Benevolent Predators, Possums, and Protectors in the Literature You are Reading!
Using the Tree Map you created in class, please describe the predators, benevolent predators, possums and protectors in the literature circle book you are reading. Please explain why you think each character fits into the category you chose. Your initial post is due Friday. You must response to one other person (this person DOES NOT have to be in your same class period.
See example post below:
Shelia S., p. 1
In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the characters reveal their personality traits through their behaviors. It's a classic tale of good versus evil since Tom Robinson is falsely accused of a crime he did not commit.
Bob Ewell-- because he lied about what happened. He is the one who actually attacked Mayella.
Aunt Alexandria--because she seems benevolent and tries to "help" Scout and Atticus, but when they don't listen, she gets angry.
Mayella--because she allows her father to lie and avoids telling the truth to avoid further conflict
Atticus--because he takes on Tom Robinson's case when no one else would, and he fights to protect him, Boo Radley, Mrs. Dubros, and his children, to name a few. He uses gentle protector skills to be tender toward the weaknesses he sees in the other characters.
These are not all the characters, and it's meant to provide you with a model.