The children in the novel — Scout, Jem and Dill in particular — learn harsh lessons about the ways in which small towns and other close-knit communities can sometimes marginalize and de-value individuals who do not fit the mold. Gates, instead she waited and talked to Atticus and Jem about it. They are also being disrespectful towards the only man in the community who is saving the community from tyranny. Certain inappropriate topics are racism and dated subject matter. In Maycomb County, racism is taken to the extreme and which is why the death of an innocent man, Tom Robinson, happened.
Amotz Fraenkel 11th Grade In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a variety of allusions to other works of literature arise, suggesting to the adept reader their significance to the plot and in our understanding of many characters and themes. Atticus Finch, a person who could not exist if he threw away his core beliefs to conform to the social norms of unjustified discrimination, fits perfectly into the role as a leader for societal change. In her book, Lee uses the controversial dialect, perspective of minor characters and an unreliable narrator to expose the negativity of racism in the early nineteen hundreds. Although Boo could have come out after his father died, the effects. For this topic, in addition to the younger characters mentioned above, you may want to concentrate on any of the following adult characters: Old Mr. These three characters all have different motivations, they acted out their courage in three different ways, they all reacted to their adversity differently.
Harper Lee's descriptions show the fault in the townspeople ability to examine the present and progress into the future. In the end, the Finch's bizarre neighbor becomes a hero and saves the children from almost certain death. A huge change is seen in part two when the children realize how great of a man and a parent Atticus really is. Radley, Nathan Radley, Boo Radley, Miss Stephanie Crawford, Miss Maudie Atkinson, Atticus, Calpurnia, Lula, Zeebo, Reverend Sykes, Aunt Alexandra, Tom Robinson, Bob Ewell, Mayella Ewell, Sheriff Heck Tate, Mr. In the story, Scout Finch, a curious little girl living in the Southern United States, witnesses how a trial in her town affected the everyday lives of the people who lived around her. Maudie outside this circle, as a lady but at the same time an observer who does not speak to support or oppose the other ladies.
Not only were African Americans were segregated, but women, African American and white were discriminated against and put under gender stereotypes simply because their gender. This novel showcases the themes of racism, prejudice and injustice which were present during the 1930s. Is this technique helpful in understanding the characters? Narrow the Focus — Be sure to narrow the focus so as to establish the range and scope of your essay. Its focal point is the trial of Tom Robinson, an African-American erroneously charged with the rape of a white girl,. Rumors run rampid and very little truth is usually in them. Calpurnia, the Finch's servant seems to be exceptionally bright, but because she is black and a woman she cannot get a better job.
Because of the harsh consequences forced upon him by his father, Boo grew up without a real life and lived like a prisoner in his own home. What role does friendship play in each of these stories? How is hypocrisy demonstrated in the story and by whom? Maycomb - town and also the county where the story takes place. They live in the Deep South in a small town called Maycomb. Atticus Finch tells this quote to the main character, Scout Finch, in the book To Kill a. Dubose's fight to die free of her morphine addiction. She is clearly innocent and can only think of playing, having fun and trying to see Boo Raddled.
She uses her experiences and connects them through the main characters, Scout Finch, Atticus Finch, and Tom Robinson. Harper Lee introduces and portrays Bob Ewell as a villainous and evil man, but she creates Bob in this way to illustrate how judgment is too quickly made. Does Sergel tell the same story that Harper Lee does? The first character to be judged swiftly and wrongly is the Finch's neighbor Boo Radley. Not only is she very smart, Tactics has nurtured his daughter and insured that she is fair and open-minded. Atticus is intelligent enough to know the battle is already lost, but still he remains the man he says he is, and fights anyway. Lee tenaciously explores the moral nature of human beings, especially the struggle in every human soul between discrimination and tolerance. What is the relationship among property right, corruption, and economic progress? In first grade, Scout would have argued with Miss.
Instructions As part of the study of To Kill a Mockingbird, you will be writing an essay on one aspect of the novel. A child cannot cite someone's age or gender etc. Read Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. Anonymous 10th Grade The journey motif is one of the most widely used elements in American literature. The world the characters live in is not a bright, cheerful and happy nor it is harsh world where every person is for himself. In general, Scout observes, but has no preconception of the events that develop.
Maycomb society is typical for any southern American society in the 1930s, racism, sexism and prejudice are very evident. He has a brother named Jack Finch and a sister named Alexandra. Towards the end of the book, the prejudice of the south impacts Scout personally. Jem and Scout learned from their father and the sad story and memories of Tom Robinson the wrongs of racism. Everyone in Maycomb Having been through different experiences, the protagonists that were introduced in the books The Silver Star and To Kill a Mockingbird have confronted many difficult situations. It is one of the most predominant themes and is shown in many of the characters.
Compare and contrast the relationship between Jem and Scout with the relationship between Atticus and Aunt Alexandra. Atticus has two children named Jean-Louise… Chapter 16: 1. The novel deals with many issues that involve racial injustice, the destruction of innocence and class in the American Deep South. So, in case you are only planning to read it, be prepared to read it actively, i. Walter Cunningham is a child with whom Scout, the main character, interacts with during the book. Harper Lee uses characterization to show that not all of southern society was ignorant of the moral discrepancies found in their community. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem and Scout are two very similar and different characters throughout the entire novel.