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Essay Plan Prepare essay on 'two of the minor characters’ * Remember to integrate social, historical and cultural context. * ATQ- what is significant, how does Lee convey it. * At least two paragraphs per character * Gather relevant material evidence * Reflect on 'significance', and write topic sentences * Attribute evidence to each topic. Chosen Characters: Mrs. Dubose and Reverend Sykes Introduction Harper Lee uses minor characters in To Kill A Mockingbird to enhance our understanding of the events in the novel and to explore some of the main themes that are presented throughout. These minor characters are significant as they succeed in creating contrast with the other more important characters and also manage to set the scene of the novel. Both Mrs. Dubose and Aunt Alexandra both have minor roles however, they are crucial in that they portray the prejudiced society at the time and furthermore, they establish Atticus’s moral convictions and standing. Topic Sentence 1 Mrs. Dubose is used by Harper Lee to assert two of the key values presented in the novel: courage and kindness. ‘I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.’ ‘She was the bravest person I ever knew’
Mrs Dubose provides Atticus with an opportunity to teach Jem Jem ‘how to hold [his] head high and be a gentleman’ and to ‘keep [his] head’.

Topic Sentence 2 Mrs Dubose is a very powerful…...

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