In 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 To Kill A Mocking Bird 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 mockingbirds (in...VIEW DOCUMENT
Who are the mockingbirds in the novel and why?
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the title of the novel is very significant representing one of the most important themes and symbols which are mockingbirds. Although there aren't many "mockingbirds" killed in the novel there are three main characters that represent this theme: Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Scout. The importance of the symbol of mockingbirds is first introduced to the story when Scout and Jem receive air guns for Christmas and Atticus doesn't want to teach them how to shoot but he tells them "'I'd rather you...VIEW DOCUMENT
To Kill a Mockingbird I believe that one of the main themes in To Kill a Mockingbird is the development of the Arthur Radley in relevance to the symbol of innocence in relation to the Mockingbird. Harper Lee finds ways to change his character. As the book goes on more and more details surface about Arthur "Boo"� Radley. This adds more conclusions about the fact that Boo just wants to fit in,...VIEW DOCUMENT
"To Kill a Mockingbird"� is one of the most famous novels written by Harper Lee. In this novel many different issues can be explored, from racism to growing up, to understanding others. "�To Kill a Mockingbird"� is a story about a trial of Negro man in a small Southern town. The novel not only displays the racial tension in a small town and the effects it has on it's citizens, but it displays it through the eyes of a young innocent child "" Scout. "�To Kill a Mockingbird"� can be read as the story of...VIEW DOCUMENT
In a town where racism is accepted and people are prejudice, one family stands up for what is right. To Kill a Mockingbird is a story from the point of view of a little girl, Jean Louise Finch, 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, Atticus Finch is assigned to defend a black man and it shows his struggle for doing what is...VIEW DOCUMENT
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Empathy is defined as understanding another person's feeling and emotionally placing one's self into another. This trait is a theme in the book To kill a mockingbird, written by Harper Lee in 1960, which talks about the racism and prejudice in 1936 Alabama. In the book, empathy is embodied by Atticus as he says "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it (39)", which means appreciating others' good sides, understanding their bad sides with sympathy and seeing the...VIEW DOCUMENT
To Kill A Mockingbird In the 1930's, black men are not treated fairly as the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee illustrates. A colored man, Tom Robinson, is wrongly accused of a crime. The story takes place in the 1930's in a 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 of...VIEW DOCUMENT
Two hours and 10 minutes is longer than the length of most movies, but it is not long enough to develop the character of Arthur Boo Radley in the 1962 screen adaptation of Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird. It also is not long enough to include explanations of various scenes or to include significant characters like Aunt Alexandra, a vexing character in the book and absent in the movie. However, the principal difference between the book and the movie of the same title is the absence of the charm evident from the books narration by the protagonist,...VIEW DOCUMENT
By: Anonymous To Kill a Mockingbird was written in 1960 by Harper Lee. Lee is a native of Alabama. This book reflects some of the attitudes and actions that still take place today. I took into consideration the fact that I am an African-American living in the South that does not know a whole lot about my Caucasian counterparts. A girl named Jean Louise "Scout" Finch told the story. She was a six-year-old whose best friend was her only and older sibling, Jeremy. I noticed that Jeremy took out a lot of time with his younger sister. They went almost everywhere...VIEW DOCUMENT
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird highlights examples of heroism and courage in a small Alabama town plagued with racism and poverty. The novel focuses on the experiences of the Finch family which consists of Atticus, Jem, and Scout. Scout serves as the narrator of the book; her story is based on her recollections of the events leading up to, during, and after her father's defense of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping...VIEW DOCUMENT
In Harper Lees, To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the main themes is courage. Throughout the book some of the characters show signs of having courage such as Ms. Dubose, Arthur Boo Radley, and Atticus Finch. When Ms. Dubose overcomes her drug addiction, when Boo Radley finally decides to leave his house and when Atticus takes on a case that no one else has the courage to take. Each of these events teach Jem and Scout, Atticus children, about the power courage. It illustrates that courage is not always a liberator. That even a dying old woman, a child-like adult, and even a...VIEW DOCUMENT
The narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird is Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch who lives with her brother Jem and widowed father who is a lawyer in the Alabama town of Maycomb. The story covers three consecutive summers and at the start of the tale Scout is aged six.
During the first summer they befriend a boy named Dill and the three children act out stories together and they become fascinated with the occupants of the run-down, eerie Radley house. Nathan Radley owns the house and his brother Arthur 'Boo' Radley has not been seen leaving the house in years. It is Scout's first year at...VIEW DOCUMENT
To Kill A Mockingbird When people assume they do not acquire the correct information. When one assumes, they are making a judgement on something without all the knowledge of the item that they are making an assumption about. This often can be classified as a prejudice, but it can be many different types of prejudice. This type of "assuming prejudice" has been around for many years and sayings were developed about it. For example, things do not always appear to be what they really are, never ass/u/me because you will make an ass out of u (you) and me. In the book, To...VIEW DOCUMENT
I think that there are four main themes in the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. These being; Benevolence; Predujice; Innocence; and most of all, courage. I believe that courage definitely plays a major role as a theme in scenes througout this novel. For a younger child though, like Scout, courage is most often associated with some type of physical act, which involves danger. It is difficult for younger children to grasp the concept that...VIEW DOCUMENT
A Comparison between Atticus Finch and Jack Finch Atticus Finch plays a very prominent role in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This novel occurs during a time of great depression where money is scarce. Atticus is a lawyer who lives with his two children, Jeremy and Jean Louise, and his cook, Calpurnia, in a small, rural town called Maycomb. He is a very optimistic man who has high morals and believes everyone is equal, although many seem to disagree. Atticus also shares many...VIEW DOCUMENT
Essay for To Kill a Mockingbird.
The Book itself has a very evocative title, as killing a mockingbird is an injustice itself. But there are many more avenues in which the novel goes into the justice issues.
I have been asked to discuss the justice issues. The main ones I will be explaining are-: Boo Radley; Tom Robinson's Court Case; and finally Atticus' Reward/Consequence for defending Tom Robinson.
The injustice played out in Boo Radley's case, may have seemed tragic to others, but was in fact what he would have wanted. He committed some sort of crime as a youth...VIEW DOCUMENT
Essay On "To Kill A Mockingbird' In her book To Kill A Mockingbird, 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 Atticus...VIEW DOCUMENT
By: Leslie Johnson What place did a southern woman and blacks have in the 1930's? There are stereotypes that have been around for years about both categories. In some views the southern woman is considered the backbone of the family while at other times she is looked upon as a frail being that men must protect from danger. Ideas of a southern woman in To Kill A Mockingbird are represented by wearing a big dress, attending tea parties, and gossiping with friends all day. Stereotypes about blacks in To Kill A Mockingbird are that they are uneducated poor people who are in a lower class than everyone else is. The truth, though, is that southern womanhood and the black race have received...VIEW DOCUMENT
Scout Finch: a change affects the way she feels and acts toward others and reforms her from a child to a girl with experience, wisdom, and etiquette beyond her eight years. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, this young girl's self-centeredness dissipates through her observations and interactions with others in her childhood town of Maycomb.
At the novel's beginning, Scout Finch is your typical child: She whines and complains. Also, she is especially critical of others, including strangers. A man by the name ofVIEW DOCUMENT
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, 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 smaller...VIEW DOCUMENT
Life Is Unfair
As one reads the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird", one becomes aware of how unfairly certain characters are treated due to prejudice and ignorance in the town of Maycomb. Through different circumstances, these characters experience the evil, offensive and hateful actions they truly do not deserve. For Mayella Ewell, Tom...VIEW DOCUMENT
Emma McIntyre English Essay - To Kill A Mockingbird
How Is The Theme Of Prejudice Represented in Harper Lee's Novel '"To Kill A Mockingbird?"
Harper Lee's bildungsroman novel" To Kill a Mockingbird" reveals the heinous acts that people inflict on others, due to the holding of preconceived ideas and suggests that rampant prejudice destabilises social cohesion and irreconcilably damages the fabric of society. Lee also posits that the antidote to prejudice is reason and justice. The novel is set during the 1930 just after...VIEW DOCUMENT
To Kill a Mockingbird 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 Jem Finch learn how life can be very cruel if you are "different" than the others.VIEW DOCUMENT
Purity and Innocence to Knowledge of Nature All Children everywhere begin life innocent and without prejudice, Harper Lee effectively portrays this in the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird". In the beginning of the novel, Scout and Jem hold nothing but innocents, uncorrupted by our world of prejudice and racism. Their world is simple, sensible, a child's world, much like a Mockingbirds. However, by the end of the novel, their world has expanded to enclose the irrational nature of humans. Jem and Scout's feelings rapidly change from a series of events that shatter their...VIEW DOCUMENT
The story of Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch, growing up with her father, Atticus and brother, Jem in the US Southern state of Alabama, in the 1930s, is the story told by Harper Lee in "To Kill a Mockingbird." Throughout the novel, Scout faces many trials and tribulations through which she learnt many lessons. One lesson Scout learned was to tolerate others, regardless of their race or how they live their lives. Scout also learned that courage isn't only a man with a gun. Both lessons were learnt in a manner...VIEW DOCUMENT
The theme I choose to discuss from the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is that most people are likeable once you get to know them, the first example I wish to discuss is the Boo Radley case, I wish to discuss this because everybody judges him by one person's opinion, except nobody knows him, the second case is when Jem and Scout think that Mrs. Dubose is a mean lady because she yells at them and calls Atticus names, and the third case I wish to discuss is when Tom Robinson gets accused of raping Mayella Ewell and everybody that was on the jury committed Tom guilty because it was a black...VIEW DOCUMENT
"To Kill A Mockingbird' was written by American author Harper Lee. It was the only book she ever wrote.
There are three different themes in this book, tolerance, racial prejudice and childhood. It is the latter theme that I will discuss and give examples of the ways the author conveys the theme of childhood.
The theme of the novel is conveyed by the author's use of plot, setting and characters. One other factor which played a major part in conveying the theme was the way the story was told. From the moment we read the first two or three paragraphs it is instantly recognisable that it is a child narrator looking back on her childhood but remembering events...VIEW DOCUMENT
In the Harper Lee's novel To Kill A Mockingbird, we are lead through the lives of two young siblings, Scout and Jem, during two significant years of their childhood. The story is narrated by Scout, the hotheaded daughter of local lawyer Atticus Finch. In court, Atticus represents a black man charged with rapping a Mr. Ewells? daughter Mayella. Which affect everyone in the family some way.
This novel is set between 1933 and 1935. The Great Depression is at its peak, and farmers are making little money. Due to this everyone?s pay has been lowered. Also during this time, social prejudice against black people...VIEW DOCUMENT
"To Kill A Mockingbird" is an unforgettable novel which takes place in a 1930 racist setting in Maycomb, Alabama. Maycomb is a misunderstood community full of sin and ignorance. Maycomb is a setting that contains many racist beliefs due to the ignorance and sinful actions of the citizens, which Lee establishes with character dialogue and the use of stylistic devices.
The feud between blacks and whites in Maycomb is ignorant because the whites think they are too good and they don't understand that blacks deserve all the privileges and the same respect as they get. There is a...VIEW DOCUMENT
To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, portrays Atticus Finch 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 in a...VIEW DOCUMENT
Significance of Bravery
Famous author Billy Graham had once stated, "When a brave man takes a stand; the spines of others are often stiffened." To put this in other words, Graham initially means when someone is brave their courageousness encourages others to take a stand as well. Harper Lee would most likely comply with Graham's thought. In her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper...VIEW DOCUMENT
To Kill a Mocking Bird In Harper Lee's rites-of-passage novel 'To Kill a 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. In...VIEW DOCUMENT
Compare the presentation of the social and historical contexts in 'The Mill on the Floss' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 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 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 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 in the...VIEW DOCUMENT
The historical novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is set in racially prejudiced Maycomb, Alabama in the nineteen thirties. Atticus' greatest act of courage was taking on the Tom Robinson case. To Jem and Scout, courage was "a man with a gun in his hand"(149). The children thought of Atticus' one-shot kill of the mad dog as a tour de force. In this case, Atticus was not trying to prove anything and...VIEW DOCUMENT
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the setting impacted on most of the actions taken by the major characters. Specifically, the altercations between the major characters were a direct result of the beliefs held by the people in the South during the 1930's. We see that this holds true in real life as well. Wherever people live, their setting influences most of the actions they make and how they act towards other people.
One place where the setting has most impacted on people is down South. In the South during the 1930's the setting impacted on everyone...VIEW DOCUMENT
Jem's Memory Box
Item #1: The Picture of Jem's Mother
Jem's mother died when he was very young, around the age of four or five. However, he still vaguely remembers her and has to be alone whenever he thinks about her. When Mrs. Dubose brutally abused Scout and Jem verbally, Jem managed to keep his temper in check and walk past her. However, when she said that his mother would be disappointed with the way Atticus brought up the children and she was...VIEW DOCUMENT
The setting of this book played a very important role throughout the story. If it weren't so clearly defined every step of the way, the book would be much less interesting and we wouldn't be able to get that clear cut picture in our minds of the very well constructed and specific detail that was given for us to imagine. Many times in the book the narrator would be telling of a story or event that took place and would stop off her subject and tell about the place, time, people and other detail that was present, sometimes using one or two whole pages. The thing about the setting of this book is that it was so clearly defined that almost instantly you got the picture of the place in your...VIEW DOCUMENT
Chapter 1: In this chapter the characters names and descriptions were given to us. One character is named Jem who is kind of obsessed with himself, another character is called Scout who seems to be very calm and observant in most situations and another chatacter is called Dill who has just been introduced to the Finch family and he has a fascinating curiosity with Boo Radley . I think the most interesting character is Atticus, Jem and Scout?s father because how he...VIEW DOCUMENT
[SCENE: The kitchen in the now abandoned farmhouse of JOHN WRIGHT, a gloomy kitchen, and left without having been put in order -- unwashed pans under the sink, a loaf of bread outside the bread-box, a dish-towel on the table -- other signs of incompleted work. At the rear the outer door opens and the SHERIFF comes in followed by the COUNTY ATTORNEY and HALE. The SHERIFF and HALE are men in middle life, the COUNTY ATTORNEY is a young man; all are much bundled up and go at once to the...VIEW DOCUMENT
There are many different "mockingbird" characters in Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Early on in the novel, Atticus tells his children to "shoot all the blue jays that you want, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (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 "mockingbird"...VIEW DOCUMENT
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD A novel by Harper Lee Harper Lee was born in 1926 in a small town in the southern state of Alabama. She was a lawyer's daughter, but she stated several times that To kill a mockingbird is not an autobio-graphical novel. It was written while Ms. Lee was working in New York, in the late fifties, and published in 1960. It became an instant success with both public and critics and won the author...VIEW DOCUMENT
Throughout history, racism has played a major role in social relations. In Harper Lee's novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, this theme is presented to the reader and displays the shallowness of white people in the south during the depression. The assumption that Blacks were inferior is proved during the trial of Tom Robinson. Such characteristics served to justify the verdict of the trial. In this trial, Tom Robinson is accused of raping Mayella Ewell and is...VIEW DOCUMENT
Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is concerned with a loss of innocence. Discuss by referring to two key scenes in the novel.
Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is certainly about a loss of innocence. However, this aspect is only emphasised to convey a more powerful and meaningful message. It is a mean by which the author introduces and effectively represents the main issue of concern in the novel; prejudice and discrimination. The use of Scout, Jem and Dill's "loss of innocence" is used throughout the novel, including during the court case and the...VIEW DOCUMENT
Whether the injustice is mental, economical, or physical, the innocent person it effects, will always suffer. Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird has more than an abundant supply of injustice present in novel. Miss Maudie says it best when she states that it's "a sin to kill a mockingbird" (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, Boo...VIEW DOCUMENT
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In the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"Jem and Scout have a painful and difficult experience growing up. Jem and Scout both grow physical and mentally throughout the novel and show their changes with positive outcomes. Jem and Scout have grown up in an environment where morals are different as to what they have been taught by their father Atticus.
Scout and Jem learnt various lessons throughout the novel. " You ain't got no business bringing white chillum here- they got their church we got our'n. " introduces the theme of racism and religion and this statement shows us how religion is an important role for the citizens of...VIEW DOCUMENT