There was a lot that got covered in my paper about characterization. I realized that a book wouldn't be a book without characterization in the novel. If authors to books didn't use literary terms, no one would probably read books. I think characterization really is important within books, it definitely explains a lot without saying it flat out in the story. I discussed physical description, behavior, and feelings/ emotions. All three of those make up characterization, once I found that out I realized that without it, a book wouldn't be a book. Adding emotion in the story give the reader and idea of what the scene in the book is like for the characters. Behavior shows a lot about what a character is like in the story, along with physical description.
The purpose of this project is to help us understand the story better. To mainly understand what innocence, morphodite, hopeful, and unstable means and how they go together with the story. These four words are basically the theme throughout the whole story. The symbols create a motif because they tie in with the characters of the story and how they are, their personalities.
Morphodite shows a lot throughout the story because there are couple people that change some in the story. For our wheel thought that Boo Radley would be a good example of morphodite since he was alway thought of as a monster until he was viewed as a hero. Mrs. Dubose is another example we thought. Since she is basically an angry addicted human until she is read to. She then passes away sober. Our symbol that we have for that shows change because it says “Change Ahead” and is in the form of a road sign that you would see while driving possibly.
For Tim Johnson we had unstable. The towns thinking about the dog was very unstable, they never gave the dog a chance. The dog is immediately deemed bad since he is rabid. Also the town relies on one man to take down this dog, which is Atticus. We thought that the town was unstable because there is no equality between the different races in Maycomb.
We figured that flowers could represent hope well since it kind of gives a feeling of growth, stability, or new beginnings. For example after the house fire Miss Maudie is excited to grow more flowers since her new house will have more flower room. Her flowers are still important to her even in a time of struggle. The new growth of her flowers gave her a glint of hope.
A symbol for innocence would be a mockingbird since it is a sin to kill one of them. Boo Radley had rumors going on about him that were untrue so he could be seen as a mockingbird to us readers. Another example is that Tom Robinson is innocent but convicted as guilty. Our last thought about it was that it is like seeing a society through a childs eyes.
Motifs can help create a symbol to give us better understanding of what is going on in the book or what we could see the characters as. So if you weren’t understanding some things in the book you could come up with symbols like we did with our wheel. The flowers I think are a great symbol to represent hope. Along with the mockingbird represented as innocence since it is a gentle and kind creature and also very delicate.