To Kill a Mockingbird
For this writing assignment, select a character and write a 500-word, five-paragraph persuasive essay from his or her point of view and in defense of his or her actions. Your job is to convince the reader that the character is justified in breaking the rules.
Your essay should have a clear introduction and thesis statement, at least three different logical arguments defending your character’s actions, and a thoughtful conclusion. Be consistent as you develop your character’s voice in the essay.
After writing the draft, carefully and methodically revise it to improve your word choice; add figurative language (such as metaphors, imagery, idioms, and allusions); and check for mistakes in grammar, mechanics, and spelling.
Write your essay in a word processing document (such as MS Word, OpenOffice.org, MS WordPad, etc.). When you save your document, use the following format as the name of your file: