731 words - 3 pages"Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" According to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticus Fincha>, an honest lawyer in Harper Lee's novel "<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>" teaches the children that courage can be portrayed as both physical bravery and strength, but fighting for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose takes more strength in character, and is ultimately more courageous. This is revealed to us by the children's original belief courage beingVIEW DOCUMENT
759 words - 3 pagesCourage, Oxford Australian school dictionary defines it as the ability to face danger or difficulty or pain even when one is afraid. <a href="http://musicbrainz.org/artist/f682a68b-eb75-4993-bf8d-f246c36dda14.html" title="Harper Lee">Harper Leea>s <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda> portrays couragein many different methods through each character. The novel demonstrates how courage can be expressed through a variety of ways and no matter how subtle an act of courage may be it can make a difference in many ways. Many characters in TokillamockingbirdVIEW DOCUMENT
1130 words - 5 pages“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. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” This goes very well with my essay and also this story overall. The author sticks with the theme of courage throughout the entire book, and shows a little bit of it in almost every person in the book. In the story ToKillAMockingbird, Harper Lee defines courage within Atticus, Jem, and Scout, and believes that courage is more than just being a good person to your peers.
The first person I am going to talk about is Atticus Finch, and how he showed courage throughoutVIEW DOCUMENT
1162 words - 5 pagesHarper Lee's novel "ToKillaMockingbird" explores how courage can be shown in several important characters in the novel. They are Mrs. Dubose, Atticus, Jem and Maycomb county itself. Courage exists in several forms as cleverly depicted in the novel, such as childish courage, moral courage.
The first iconic character in the novel known for her split personality and great moral courage is Mrs. Dubose. She was a morphine addict and was addicted to morphine as a painkiller prescribed by her doctor for many years. Despite her being an old, frail lady, who could have just "make(made) things easier" by just continuing to take morphine as Atticus put it, she chose the other path contrary toVIEW DOCUMENT
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There are various ways people define what courage is. It might be public speaking or saving a life. Many people believe courage is risking a life to save another. Soldiers are also considered a synonym tocourage. However, not everyone saves a life or delivers a speech daily. Still, what is the real definition of courage? In the book TokillaMockingbird By Harper Lee courage is,” When you know you’re licked before you begin,but you begin anyway and see through no matter what.” (Lee pg.149) This quote defines what real courage is. Mrs Dubose, Boo Radley and Atticus displays courage and teaches others a lesson of how to be courageous ina civilised determined way. They all knew they had aVIEW DOCUMENT
944 words - 4 pagesCourage, you have probably heard of this word before but what does it actually mean? Well, according to dictionary.com, an online dictionary, courage means the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear. In the book, <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>, courage is evidently portrayed when Atticus does what no white man would ever dare to do in those days, lest they be scorned by the community. Atticus had the courageto stand up for a Negro, a black, Tom Robinson. This happened in chapter 17 to chapter 22.Courage, to me previouslyVIEW DOCUMENT
1205 words - 5 pagesCourage exists in several forms in Harper Lee’s novel, ToKillaMockingbird. As defined by Atticus Finch, real courage "…when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (149). The novel explores the how this real courage can be shown in different ways through the lives of many characters in Maycomb, particularly, Tom Robinson, Mrs. Dubose, and Atticus. Their courage is evident through their lifestyle, actions, and beliefs.
One of the characters who show real courage is Tom Robinson. Being an African-American and living a generally prejudiced town like Maycomb, Tom was already licked from the start. Tom was allegedly accused ofVIEW DOCUMENT
910 words - 4 pagesWhat is true courage? According to Atticus Finch, true courage is “when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see through it no matter what” (Lee, 112). Each individual has their own definition of true courage. It can manifest itself in many different forms; it can be through grand, brave acts of heroism or it can be through smaller actions such as standing up for something or someone. In the novel ToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee, courage is a very prominent theme. Scout, Jem, and Atticus Finch, amongst other characters, use many different forms of courageto overcome difficult situations.
Any person who stands up for their beliefs despite theVIEW DOCUMENT
1796 words - 7 pagesToKillAMockingbird is a book about courageto what extent do you agree with this?
Harper Lee's first novel, ToKillaMockingbird, displays the life of a small southern family struggling through the depression in Maycomb, Alabama.
Seen through the innocent eyes of a young child are the events and people of Maycomb. Courage is a major theme in the novel but there are other themes like the Hypocrisy, Protecting the innocent and Prejudice, which are brought out to the same extent.
The author explores the idea of couragein the novel.
Atticus shows true courage by defending Tom Robinson, a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Atticus continues to fight for justiceVIEW DOCUMENT
771 words - 3 pagesHarper Lee’s ToKillaMockingbird is a timeless novel that has been both accepted and refused by many readers. ToKillaMockingbird took place is a town called Maycomb. It is narrated by a young girl named Jean Louise Finch, otherwise known as Scout, who learns how to deal with many things in her life. While learning to deal with racism, injustice, and criticism, she also finds courage being showed by many of her role models. The theme courage is best depicted through Boo Radley, Scout and Atticus.
Boo Radley portrayed courage very effectively throughout the novel. In one situation Boo appeared to save Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell, who was attacking them when they were coming backVIEW DOCUMENT
580 words - 2 pagesToKillA Mocking Bird is a book written by Harper Lee, it shows how two children, Jem and Scout, grow up in the town of Maycomb, in the town of Maycomb the people there hated blacks and treated them differently, but their father Atticus disagrees with that and defends Tom Robinson a black man who was accused of raping a white girl. The judges were then racist against Tom Robinson and in the end he died. In the book, Harper Lee illustrated couragein many different ways, but the few people that stand out to me are Atticus, Mrs Dubose and Boo Radley.
What is Courage? There are many ways of interpreting Courage, some thinks it is to do something risky, others might think of it as braveryVIEW DOCUMENT
1056 words - 4 pagesCourageinToKillAMockingbirdCourage is shown within the characters of ToKillAMockingbirdin several situations. The characters are challenged to face danger or pain without fear. The courage they display gives them strength and deepens their self-understanding as the novel progresses.
Early in the novel, Scout illustrates the courage she embodies. On her first day of school, Scout acts as an ambassador for the entire class. She takes the duty of informing Miss Caroline of Walter Cunningham's situation. Miss Caroline had just scolded Scout for her ability to read, however, Scout still feels the classes' need for leadershipVIEW DOCUMENT
1953 words - 8 pagesToKillaMockingbird is a book mainly about courage. Moreover, it contrasts and compares courage against many other themes in order to show the importance of courage. Throughout the book, Atticus, Jem, Scout, Tom and "Boo" Radley displayed courage. Courage shown by the aforementioned characters are contrasted and compared with the lack of education, fear and the prejudice of most of the <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Maycomba> population. These comparisons exemplify the real courage of the above characters, and bring the reader to 'climb into their skin and walk around in it.'The book is set in the lateVIEW DOCUMENT
700 words - 3 pages"<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>" by Harper Lee demonstrates that courage is fighting what you believe in no matter the consequence. Fighting for your thoughts and morals all the way to the end, without regard for what people or society as a whole think. The mentality of many is that courage is not having fear or being afraid. A person who has never been hit by a car is not afraid only because that person has no reason to be afraid. This example is not courage, but ignorance. Courage is getting into a situation were the outcome is not in your favor, but you jumping in anyways with the hopeVIEW DOCUMENT
4045 words - 16 pagesIn the novel <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>, written by Harper Lee, Scout Finch, a six-year-old girl, in which the story is told/seen through the eyes of, goes through many changes, and probably the most dramatic and best-explained changes are in the courage, prejudice, and justice categories; Scout lives with her older brother, Jem, her father, Atticus, and their black maid, Calpurnia. Now, Jem is an out-going bright boy who finds many adventures with the Radley's and their house, he's very, well, he's just an ordinary, young boy who likes sports and loves to go outside on adventures. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1488 words - 6 pagesCourage is defined as "that quality of mind or spirit enabling one to meet danger or opposition with fearlessness." According to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticus Fincha>, one of the main <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">characters inToKillaMockingbirda>, "Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what." (124) No matter how one defines it, Harper Lee clearly portrays the theme of couragein her novel, "ToKillAMockingbird". It is one of the most predominant themes andVIEW DOCUMENT
909 words - 4 pages/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Jean Louise Fincha>. You brought us some hickory nuts one time, remember?"(Pg. 169)' At this stage Scout gets the courageto stand in front of the mob and talks about everyday things, when the mob wants to harm Atticus tokill Tom. This speech by Scout reminded them how they, too, have kids and can relate their lives to Atticus, as a result they leave. Another example of courage is shown at the beginning of the novel when Scout doesn't want to go to school because of different incidents. 'I told Atticus I didn't feel well and didn't think I'd go to school anymore if it was all right with him. (Pg. 32VIEW DOCUMENT
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Why is it important to have moral values? To know what’s right ina situation? To put the well being of others before yourself? For most people in the small fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, values and fairness are not important. The Maycomb townspeople only follow the social norms based on racism, and their decisions are influenced by these norms. However a certain few in the town do have moral values and look to do the right thing when faced with a tough decision. In the award winning novel ToKillaMockingbird, by Harper Lee, true understanding of courage and empathy lead Jem and Scout closer to maturity.
Jem and Scout encounter courage many times on their journey to adulthoodVIEW DOCUMENT
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Who qualifies as courageous? According to Webster's dictionary courage is "mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty" (Webster's dictionary). Similarly, Nelson Mandela once stated, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” (http;//www.brainyquote.com/quotes/bravery.html). The definition and quote both demonstrate true courage. In the novel, “TotoKillaMockingbird, the author, Harper Lee explores several forms of courage depicted through characters within the story. Several characters qualify as courageous; however, the main characters that present true courage are Atticus, Jem, and Scout. The main formsVIEW DOCUMENT
1055 words - 4 pagesHarper Lee’s ToKillAMockingbird, shows how life was for those in the southern part of the United States, during a time when racism ran rampant throughout the land. Many injustices were committed to those of “Negro” descent, and it was up to those behind the law to protect them as well as those who lived by the law. Atticus, attorney at law, defender of the people, and father to Scout and brother Jem is safeguarding Tom Robinson, accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. As the story continues though, Mayella’s accounts of the facts aren’t quite as how they actually happened. Together, Scout (Jean Louise Finch), Jem and Atticus show courageto stand up for what is right, defend theVIEW DOCUMENT
664 words - 3 pagesToKillAMockingbird , is a fictional novel, written by Harper Lee, that make connections to historical events including her life in the 1930’s and the Civil Rights Movement in the 50’s and 60’s.
ToKillaMockingbird is a book that shows both moral and physical courage throughout the book. The narrator, Scout, is a six year old girl who lives with her brother Jem and dad, Atticus Finch, who is a lawyer in Maycomb County, who is chosen to defend a black man who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell the daughter of Tom Ewell. Scout and Jem have a best friend named Dill who visits every summer. They are always daring each other to Boo Radley’s house. Boo Radley is a mysterious man, who neverVIEW DOCUMENT
763 words - 3 pagesA Struggle for DecorumIn <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>, Harper Lee attempted to balance benevolence with malevolence, and courage with the lack of decorum, found all too often in society. Courage, innocence, and benevolence were displayed by the characters as the major themes incorporated into the intertwined plots. Characters? actions were governed by these ideas, which developed the story in the interesting fashion that has made it a masterpiece of literature. In the following paragraphs the ideas of courage, innocence, and benevolence will be further explored.It took muchVIEW DOCUMENT
632 words - 3 pages“ToKillaMockingbird” by Harper Lee, is a moving story about courage set against the prejudice ina small, Alabama town. Atticus tells his children that courage is standing up for what you believe in, even if you know you will lose. Atticus, Boo, and Scout show courage through standing up for what they believe in, even if they might lose by doing so.
When Atticus chooses to defend Tom Robinson, he knows he will most likely lose the first trial. His friends and colleagues will talk behind his back for defending a black man under a capitol defense. He knows though that this is a trial in his life that he must defend in order for him to live the rest of his life with his head held up highVIEW DOCUMENT
734 words - 3 pages"I wanted you to know what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun." What kinds of courage and Heroism are shown in <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>? Courage was a theme often explored by Harper Lee and her novel 'TokillaMockingbird'; many characters in 'TokillaMockingbird' display the gift of courage, but Harper Lee does not just scratch the surface of courage she plows deep down into her characters and gives each their special courage, all had a unique courage and the strengths are revealed throughout the book.The most influential, and theVIEW DOCUMENT
1315 words - 5 pagesAn Essay Comparing The Subject Of CourageInToKillAMockingbird by
Harper Lee and The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
The dictionary states that "Courage" is bravery/boldness or to nerve
oneself toa venture. This idea is shown in both The Colour Purple and
ToKillAMockingbirdin similar and in different ways.
The Colour Purple involves courageto stand up against certain people,
rather than morals and ideas, which is the main issue inToKillAMockingbird. Celie is the central character who has the most examples
of courage although there are other people. InToKillAMockingbird,
every character has his/her own views on courage which are expressed
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794 words - 3 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda> demonstrates courage by certain characters' willingness to defend and sustain their own perspective. Also, true courage involves boldness and strength to resist other opinions, disregarding the pressure of others and their morals. False courage would include hypocrisy. Throughout the novel, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticusa> and Mrs. Dubose are courageous in their acts, while Aunt Alexandra and the other hypocrites like Miss Gates, possess false courage.Atticus has his own philosophiesVIEW DOCUMENT
961 words - 4 pagesHarper Lee's "<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>" is a novel that reflects the courage performed by certain individuals within a harsh world of racial prejudice and discrimination. The strength to endure or confront hardships and dangers are characterized by various characters throughout the novel. Courage can be represented in physical, mental or moral form and are evident in Atticus Finch, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of <keyword>ToKillaMockingbird</keyword> characters">Jem Fincha>, Mrs Dubose and Boo Radley.VIEW DOCUMENT
746 words - 3 pagesHarper Lee's famous book, '<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>', is one of society's most treasured examples of writing. It has won a Pulitzer Prize, amongst other prestigious writing awards, and has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. It has been turned into a movie, and is even a standard part of high school syllabus in most countries. But what angle is Ms Lee trying to convey? Is it illustrating man's inhumanity to man in Alabama at that point in time, or was it conveying a symbol of courage and hope?'ToKillaMockingbird' is set ina small town called MaycombVIEW DOCUMENT
589 words - 2 pagesThere are many different "mockingbird" characters in Harper Lee's classic novel <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>. Early on in the novel, Atticus tells his children to "shoot all the blue jays that you want, but remember it's a sin tokillamockingbird" (Lee 103). He says this because mockingbirds are known to be harmless creatures that do nothing but sing joyously. Lee cleverly uses this mockingbird imagery to title her classic novel and to describe characters that are kind, innocent people and have done nothing wrong, but are destroyed by the society around them.The first "mockingbirdVIEW DOCUMENT
1024 words - 4 pages://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticus Fincha>, from the novel, ToKillaMockingbird, by Harper Lee, and <a href="http://www.123helpme.com/search.asp?text=romeo+montague">Romeo Montaguea> from Shakespeare's drama, The <a href="http://www.123helpme.com/search.asp?text=tragedy+of+romeo">Tragedy of Romeoa> and Juliet, both are driven only by their emotions. Both are so driven to see their powerful emotions, no matter what might happen to them, that their emotion and the opposite emotions of everyone else around them becomes the main character, setting and theme in these stories. You are drawn into the emotion by asking would I have the courageto stand up to myVIEW DOCUMENT
620 words - 2 pagesIn life people make a lot of friends and sometimes they do not know why. Sometimes friendships and bonds with other people change the appearance of what that person can see. There is always someone new to meet who makes life easier. In Harper Lee's novel <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillA Mocking Birda> the symbolic mockingbird is personified in the characters of Tom Robinson and Arthur "Boo" Radley in the way that these characters enrich the lives of other people and require protection from those who seek to harm them. In Harper Lee's novel there is a story of two different mockingbirdsVIEW DOCUMENT
727 words - 3 pagesIn the novel tokilla mocking bird by Harper Lee; there are multiple ways where courage is shown. Courage is defined by standing up for what you believe is right; Regardless of what other people say. A great example of courage is when Atticus decides that he is going to stand up for a innocent African American man; that was falsely accused of raping a white woman. Jem is another great example of a courageous character; especially when he was dared by dill to go and touch the Radley house. Scout is another courageous character; like when she was brave enough to run up to Atticus between all of the men at the jail house. In this novel ToKillaMockingbird Harper Lee make a great point aboutVIEW DOCUMENT
1331 words - 5 pagesPrejudice is arguably the most prominent theme of the novel. It is directed towards groups and individuals in the <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Maycomba> community. Prejudice is linked with ideas of fear superstition and injustice.Racial prejudice consumed the mob (pg 166), which wished to prevent Tom even gaining a court hearing, the most basic form of justice. This is probably the fiercest form of prejudice in the novel.The abolition of slavery after the civil war gave blacks the same legal position as many whites in America. This initially made Blacks´ lives harder because now the Whites sawVIEW DOCUMENT
1015 words - 4 pagesIna town where racism is accepted and people are prejudice, one family stands up for what is right. ToKillaMockingbird is a story from the point of view of a little girl, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Jean Louise Fincha>, Scout, and about growing up in the racist town of Maycomb in the 1930's. Throughout the book, you see Scout and her brother, Jem, maturing and seeing what is going on around them. Their father, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticus Fincha> is assigned to defend a black man and it shows his struggle for doing what isVIEW DOCUMENT
576 words - 2 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillAMockingbirda> In the 1930's, black men are not treated fairly as the novel ToKillAMockingbird, by Harper Lee illustrates. A colored man, Tom Robinson, is wrongly accused of a crime. The story takes place in the 1930's ina small southern town called Maycomb. Tom Robinson is treated wrongly all of his life in the instances of his debilitating injury, his trial, and his death in prison. During Tom's trial there is a great deal of circumstantial evidence but Tom is convicted anyway. Most of the case against him is based on the story ofVIEW DOCUMENT
850 words - 3 pagesEssay On "ToKillAMockingbird' In her book ToKillAMockingbird, Harper Lee suggests that, in maturing, children must learn tolerance and respect for others.A person Jem and his sister Scout learn a few things from in the book is Mrs. Dubose. She is a morphine addict, which Scout and Jem don't know until Atticus tells them. When ever they want to go to town, they have to walk past her house and she always says mean things to them until one day Jem has enough of her and cuts all her flowers heads off. As a punishment, Atticus, his father, makes him read to her everyday, which keeps her busy, and she manages to get off the morphine. A few weeks later she dies and AtticusVIEW DOCUMENT
765 words - 3 pagesToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee
The story ToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee is set in 1932 in the middle of the Great Depression ina deep southern town called Maycomb, Alabama. In this time African Americans were segregated and looked down upon in America and especially in southern states like Alabama. In FDR’s 1932 inaugural address he stated that “We have nothing to fear but ourselves”. He said this because ina time of economical depression there was no hope. With no hope ina society things can start to fall apart and people go crazy. Harper Lee cleverly illustrates this.
African Americans and the poor were the most vulnerable in the Great Depression. Bob Ewell was a piece ofVIEW DOCUMENT
884 words - 4 pages<a name="_GoBack">a>Samuel Kantelberg Kantelberg 1ENG 1D1-10Mrs. McLaughlin2014-05-12Life Is UnfairAs one reads the novel "ToKillAMockingbird", one becomes aware of how unfairly certain characters are treated due to prejudice and ignorance in the town of <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Maycomba>. Through different circumstances, these characters experience the evil, offensive and hateful actions they truly do not deserve. For <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Mayella Ewella>, TomVIEW DOCUMENT
910 words - 4 pagesToKillaMockingbird, by <a href="http://musicbrainz.org/artist/f682a68b-eb75-4993-bf8d-f246c36dda14.html" title="Harper Lee">Harper Leea>, takes place in the 1930's in the calm atmosphere of the small southern town of Macomb, located in the red clay hills of Alabama. Miss Lee portrays her characters through the innocent eyes of a child named Scout. With the usage of this first-person narrative technique, the reader is able to clearly see the facts for himself and to gain an insight into the inequities and injustices running through the prejudice and discrimination surrounding the town.Lee builds to the major climax of the story by involving the characters in many smallerVIEW DOCUMENT
841 words - 3 pagesIn order to appreciate <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillAMockingbirda> fully, we should be familiar with some of the background of its setting. The South in the colonial times grew into an area with large cotton plantations and small cities. Because of the necessity for cheap labour to pick and seed the cotton, Negro slavery took a strong hold there. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, there were over 500,000 slaves in this country, with by far the greatest number in the South. As time passed, plantation owners formed a landed aristocracy. The Negroes, though slaves, gained a measure of economicVIEW DOCUMENT
729 words - 3 pagesToKillaMockingbird by Harper Lee is a historical fiction book. This book is about a family, the Finch's, who struggle with the hardships of life. The main spotlight of the book meanders around a court case consisting of a black man raping a white woman. This case shapes the whole stories and unfolds many of the problems within the book. Scout and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Jem Fincha> learn how life can be very cruel if you are "different" than the others. The setting is located in <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaVIEW DOCUMENT
1564 words - 6 pagesTrue role models are those who possess the qualities that we would want to have in the near future and those who interest us ina way that make us want to be a better person. They teach us more about ourselves and encourage us to make better choices. A role model is not just someone who is successful, but someone who has had similar experiences that we have had. In the novel ToKillAMockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that Atticus Finch is a true role model. Over the course of the novel, Atticus stands up for his beliefs, respects everyone despite who they are and behaves as a true father. Atticus is truly the ideal role model.
Even though the odds go against him, Atticus Finch bravelyVIEW DOCUMENT
764 words - 3 pagesToKillaMockingbirdToKillaMockingbird, written by Harper Lee, portrays <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticus Fincha> as a well-rounded character, respected by everyone in town. Atticus Finch is a fair person, a good parent and has a calm attitude. Atticus Finch is a father of two children, a lawyer, and a novel citizen. Atticus Finch is fair with everyone and he does not discriminate against people of different race. For example, when Scout wants to go to Calpurnia's house, who is the maid, Aunt Alexandra disapproves of this because Calpurnia is black, lives inaVIEW DOCUMENT
1207 words - 5 pages black mans word against a white man's word. Nobody was there to see it happen, so everybody is legible for a fair trial. The fourth case I wish to discuss is that people around the neighbourhood judge Dill as a bad kid because he moves from father to father. You can't judge a book by it's cover.This novel ToKillaMockingbird, by Harper Lee takes place ina Southern Alabama town called Maycomb. This is set in the depression era during the 1930's. The narrator of this novel is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Jean-Louise Fincha> (Scout) and she tells the audience about her family andVIEW DOCUMENT
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The book I read this quarter was "ToKillaMockingbird" by Harper Lee. It falls beneath the fiction genre category. This book was recommended to me by many students which heightened my curiosity about it. The novel describes a young girl named Scout and her experiences living ina town where she believes everyone is accepting of others but in reality, judge them based on their past. The book heavily covers racism from a child's point of view and teaches an important lesson about the differences between appearance & reality and climbing into a person's skin before judging them.
The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in the Great Depression Era (1933-1935). The story is narratedVIEW DOCUMENT
890 words - 4 pagesWhether the injustice is mental, economical, or physical, the innocent person it effects, will always suffer. Harper Lee's <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillAMockingbirda> has more than an abundant supply of injustice present in novel. Miss Maudie says it best when she states that it's "a sin tokillamockingbird" (p.94). This statement reflects the following characters because they can all be considered mockingbirds, and since they were all harmed in some way they can all be considered as victims of injustice as well. The four characters that are involved in some kind of injustice are Tom Robinson, BooVIEW DOCUMENT
1541 words - 6 pagesWhat defines a good parent? Who defines a good parenting style? Society, through parenting books and magazines, has discussed this at length, and there are obviously varied opinions. There are certain attributes that are generally used consistently to define a good parenting style. It is not discipline or respect, but the characteristics that stand out for a good parent are trust, love, listening and understanding. Love gives confidence and makes people what they want to be. In Harper Lee’s book “ToKillaMockingbird”, these key attributes are used to define the parenting style of Atticus, the father of the 2 children, Jem and Scout. I believe that the author has defined a good parentVIEW DOCUMENT
982 words - 4 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKilla Mocking Birda> In Harper Lee's rites-of-passage novel 'ToKilla Mocking Bird', the theme of prejudice and injustice is portrayed in many aspects of the narrative, and suggests that out-casts and misfits of society cannot escape the callous effects of discrimination in the conventional town of Maycomb. Through the protagonist's eyes Jean Louise Finch also known as Scout, we are shown the harsh and insensitive circumstances the victimized in Maycomb. Lee also gives us insight of hope and optimism through individuals who persevere for justice and equality. InVIEW DOCUMENT
3344 words - 13 pagesCompare the presentation of the social and historical contexts in 'The Mill on the Floss' and '<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>' paying particular attention to the use of form, structure and language."Prejudice is the child of ignorance"'The Mill on the Floss' by George Eliot (1860) and 'ToKillaMockingbird' by Harper Lee (1960) provide the reader with a thorough understanding of how social and historical contexts are presented in two different eras. Eliot's novel is set in the Victorian period whereas Lee's is a depiction of a typical Southern American society inVIEW DOCUMENT
1303 words - 5 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>, by <a href="http://musicbrainz.org/artist/f682a68b-eb75-4993-bf8d-f246c36dda14.html" title="Harper Lee">Nelle Harper Leea>, was written in 1960. During the 1960's great movements towards equality and integration were taking place, there was great social injustice towards African-Americans. This was Lee's entire plot of the book he wanted to show how even when all evidence proofed a black man innocent when his word is faced the that of a white person or person of the privileged society, he will be found guilty. InToKillaMockingbird Lee wrote about a blackVIEW DOCUMENT