Your Name English 9HP Faas Period 1

To
Kill
a
Mockingbird

 Theme
Notebook


Theme:
Someone
of
extraordinary
 strength
is
o7en
needed
to
step
 forward
when
others
hesitate.


Source

1

Newspaper
ar;cle

“A Time to Save a Life” Newspaper article from The News & Record, November 21, 2010. Summary: Steve Hatcher, a Greensboro dentist, registered to be a bone marrow donor while he was a college student in Chapel Hill fourteen years ago. He was finally called to donate November 8, 2010. Doctors say that donating marrow is like running two marathons.

Source

1

A
Time
to
Save
a
Life



How
the
source
relates
to
the
theme:

Steve Hatcher said, “I’m glad I did it. I’d do it again. Whenever you do something like that for someone else, it feels so good inside. That feeling…is kind of addictive.” It isn’t easy to donate blood marrow. Hatcher had to undergo many medical tests, four shots that cause many, many stem cells to be produced, and pain and soreness in his chest and back. His marrow would go to a cancer patient who had leukemia, but that’s the extent of the information he will know about her. Hatcher volunteered his time and healthy blood marrow to help someone who he will never meet. Many people avoid donating blood or marrow because of the pain and difficulties involved. Hatcher did not shy away from what he signed up to do.

Source

2

Movie:
Hotel
Rwanda


Source

Summary:
 
The
movie
is
based
on
real
events
that
took
place
in
 1994.
The
hotel
manager,
Paul
Rusesabagina,
takes
in
 refugees
and
protects
them
from
the
violence
of
the
 Rwandan
civil
war
between
the
Hutu
and
the
Tutsi.
 He
is
able
to
save
a
thousand
refugees
from
the
Hutu
 soldiers
un;l
they
are
able
to
escape
with
UN
 peacekeepers.



2

Hotel
Rwanda



Source

How
the
source
relates
to
theme:

 
The
hotel
manager
sacrifices
his
own
safety
and
that
of
his
 family
in
order
to
protect
the
well‐being
of
many
other
 refugees.
The
movie
portrays
the
inner
struggle
he
 experiences
as
he
puts
himself
in
danger.
He
ul;mately
 persuades
the
Rwandan
General
to
assist
him
and
let
the
 refugees
escape
the
hotel.
He
takes
ac;on
to
save
the
 refugees
when
others,
including
UN
soldiers,
are
not
able
to
 rescue
them
right
away.
The
hotel
manager
is
similar
to
Boo
 Radley,
as
they
both
work
to
keep
others
safe,
disregarding
 the
risks
to
their
own
lives.




2

Hotel
Rwanda



Source

3

Song
Lyrics

So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you It's a long road And you face the world alone No one reaches out a hand For you to hold You can find love If you search within yourself And the emptiness you felt Will disappear Chorus Oh ho, Lord knows Dreams are hard to follow But don't let anyone Tear them away, hey yea Hold on There will be tomorrow In time, you find the way, hey Then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on

“Hero”
by
Mariah
Carey

There's
a
hero
 If
you
look
inside
your
heart
 You
don't
have
to
be
afraid
 Of
what
you
are
 There's
an
answer
 If
you
reach
into
your
soul
 And
the
sorrow
that
you
know
 Will
melt
away
 Chorus:

 And
then
a
hero
comes
along
 With
the
strength
to
carry
on
 And
you
cast
your
fears
aside
 And
you
know
you
can
survive


http://www.elyrics.net/read/m/ mariah-carey-lyrics/herolyrics.html

Source

Summary:
 
The
song
“Hero”
by
Mariah
Carey
encourages
people
 to
look
inside
themselves
to
find
the
strength
and
 the
courage
to
follow
their
dreams.
The
lines
“If
you
 look
inside
your
heart/
you
don’t
have
to
be
afraid/
 Of
what
you
are”
remind
me
strongly
of
people
who
 find
the
strength
to
be
their
true
selves
regardless
of
 the
opinions
of
the
people
around
them.
The
song
 describes
how
everyone
has
a
hero
inside
himself
or
 herself.



3

“Hero”
by
Mariah
Carey


Source

How
the
source
relates
to
theme:

 
Where
the
other
sources
show
courageous
people
 who
have
stepped
forward
to
protest
injus;ce,
this
 song
reflects
more
of
the
search
for
inner
strength
 that
an
individual
goes
through
before
taking
a
stand.
 It
describes
the
difficul;es
that
someone
might
face
 and
it
seeks
to
inspire
people
to
embrace
their
true
 natures
and
their
inner
heroes.



3

“Hero”
by
Mariah
Carey


Source

4

Photograph:
Protests


Source

4

Photograph:
Protests


Caption: “An activist from the women rights organization "Femen" shouts at an Interior Ministry officer as she takes part in a rally to support Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, by the Iranian embassy in Kiev, November 3, 2010. Ashtiani, whose sentence of execution by stoning for adultery provoked a worldwide outcry, will instead be hanged for the murder of her husband, a human rights group said.” (REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/11/in_protest.html

Source

4

Photograph:
Protests

Summary: The previous photograph shows one woman protesting the sentence of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.

Her son brought her case to international light and her situation has been protested by human rights groups around the world. Iranian officials have called her a murderer but are also now saying that her sentence might be lessened.

Source

4

Photograph:
Protests

How source relates to theme: The protestors are confronting the Iranian government over what they see as a human rights violation. Advocacy groups like Avaaz.org set up an online petition to stop her execution.

There has been a lot of international support, which came about because Sajad Ghaderzadeh, her 22-year-old son, spread the word about the case to German journalists. He came forward to draw attention.

Source

5

Cartoon:
Whistleblower



Source

5

Cartoon:
Whistleblower


Summary: The cartoon shows a whistleblower, or an insider who calls attention to unethical behavior in the government or in a corporation. The cartoon portrays other people who are ignoring the problem and pretending that it does not exist. The whistleblower is doing the opposite and doing all he can to reveal the problem.

Source

5

Cartoon:
Whistleblower


How the source relates to theme: Whistleblowers exhibit extraordinary strength by putting their jobs and reputations at risk in order to set things right. Famous whistleblowers include Jeffrey Wigand who appeared on 60 Minutes in 1996 to reveal that his company Brown & Williamson increased nicotine amounts in their cigarettes on purpose to further hook their smokers.

“An individual can take a stand and make a difference” –Jeffrey Wigand

Importance
of
theme
to
book


The
theme
of
one
courageous
person
standing
up
 when
others
hesitate
is
shown
through
the
 characters
of
A\cus
and
Boo
Radley.
A\cus
defends
 the
black
man
Tom
Robinson
in
spite
of
the
prevailing
 prejudice
in
Maycomb.
He
tells
Scout
that
if
he
did
 not
defend
Tom,
he
could
no
longer
respect
himself
 or
ask
Scout
to
respect
him.
He
also
knows
that
even
 though
he
will
not
win
the
case,
he
s;ll
has
to
try.
 A\cus
tells
Scout,
“Simply
because
we
are
licked
a
 hundred
years
before
we
started
is
no
reason
for
us
 not
to
try
to
win”
(76).



Importance
of
theme
to
book


Boo
Radley
is
another
courageous
character
in
the
 novel.
He
saves
Scout
and
Jem
from
Bob
Ewell
when
 others
do
not
recognize
the
danger
that
they
are
in.
 He
rushes
to
save
them
without
regard
to
his
own
 personal
safety
and
he
breaks
his
long‐held
seclusion
 to
come
to
their
rescue.




Why
theme
is
s;ll
relevant
today


The
theme
of
one
strong
person
stepping
forward
 while
others
are
hesitant
is
s;ll
very
relevant
today.
 We
s;ll
need
whistleblowers
and
people
who
stand
 up
for
their
convic;ons
as
examples
to
others.
 People
need
to
speak
out
against
injus;ce,
 discrimina;on,
and
corrup;on
and
not
feel
helpless
 in
their
circumstances.
They
give
inspira;on
to
others
 through
their
ac;ons.
One
person
really
can
make
a
 difference.
As
Gandhi
said,
“You
must
be
the
change
 you
want
to
see
in
the
world.”



Works
Cited

Carey,
Mariah.
“Hero.”
Music
Box.
Columbia,
1993.
 CD.


 Chernichkin,
Konstan;n.
Photograph.
“The
Big
 Picture:
In
Protest.”Boston
Globe.
17
November
 2010.
Web.
28
November
2010.

 Hotel
Rwanda.
Dir.
Terry
George.
Perf.
Don
Cheadle.
 United
Ar;sts,
2004.
DVD.
 Johnson,
Roberta
Ann.
Whistleblowing:
When
it
 works
and
why.
Boulder:
Lynne
Rienner,
2003.
 Print.



 Kernels,
Mike.
“A
Time
To
Save
a
Life.”
The
News
&
 Record.
21
November
2010:
1A.
Print.


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