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 in to the emotion by asking would I have the courage to stand up to myVIEW 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
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 in aVIEW 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 in a 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
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
1691 words - 7 pages contact with the outside world, the same reason he is locked up inside his house. Jem and Scout realize this, and they loose their innocence as a result of their realization of the true nature of human beings in the world. Through these three points, it is proved that the world around them strips away the innocence of the children.
In conclusion, the society in which Scout and Jem live in, the racism that the children are exposed to, and their realization of the true world around them are all examples found in Harper Lee’s ToKillaMockingbird that denote the theme of childhood innocence must be inevitably taken away.
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
1015 words - 4 pagesIn a 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 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 ofVIEW 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 in a 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 in a time of economical depression there was no hope. With no hope in a 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
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
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
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
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
1207 words - 5 pagesThe theme I choose to discuss from the novel, ToKillaMockingbird, 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 <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Tom Robinsona> gets accused of raping Mayella Ewell and everybody that was on the jury committed Tom guilty because it was aVIEW 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
844 words - 3 pagesMaturity and change comes with age. Whether the change is due to certain events, or simply because that person has grown up and been exposed to the real world. That maturity comes from learning life lessons. Learning what is right from wrong and being exposed to new things. In Harper Lee’s ToKillaMockingbird, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch goes from a young innocent five year old toa mature, understanding young woman.
In the beginning of ToKillaMockingbird, Scout was five years old and knew of no evils in the world. She was young and just wanted to play outside and read with her father Atticus. Scout knew of things from Atticus but she didn’t quite understand them. An example of this isVIEW DOCUMENT
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In “ToKillaMockingbird” chapter one, Scout uses the first person retrospective to create suspense.
“When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.”.
This quotation makes the reader consider the events leading up to the incident and how it actually happened. The use of the first person retrospective creates suspense as the narrator knows what the outcome of the book is going to be but the reader does not. Alternatively it could be a direct link between Jem and the Tom Robinson case and that Jem’s situation with Bob Ewell and Tom Robinson has left him with a permanent scar. Scout describes that Jem’s left arm “somewhat shorter than his right”. He sharesVIEW DOCUMENT
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Tom Robinson is a fool. He is such, for the following reasons; Tom was committed of a crime against a white woman. Granted Tom is a black male and crimes of a black man toa white person especially a woman is the worst of the worst. Atticus Finch was appointed as Tom’s lawyer and raised some very good arguments, valid and showed some imperative facts. In fact did such a swell job that many men would find Tom not guilty. The verdict may have shocked not only Tom but most of the court room, however Tom’s action actions after that is why he is a fool.
Before I jump to such mild conclusions let me fill you in on some more information. Tom was accused of raping andVIEW 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
688 words - 3 pagesIn Harper Lees, ToKillaMockingbird, 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 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticus Fincha>. 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
747 words - 3 pagesThe narrator of ToKillaMockingbird is Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch who lives with her brother Jem and widowed father who is a lawyer in the Alabama town of <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Maycomba>. 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 atVIEW DOCUMENT
889 words - 4 pagesEssay for <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>.The Book itself has a very evocative title, as killing amockingbird 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 youthVIEW DOCUMENT
2478 words - 10 pagesEmma McIntyre English Essay - <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillAMockingbirda>How Is The Theme Of Prejudice Represented in Harper Lee's Novel '"ToKillAMockingbird?"Harper Lee's bildungsroman novel" ToKillaMockingbird" 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 afterVIEW DOCUMENT
1122 words - 4 pagesThe story of Jean Louise '<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Scouta>' 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 "ToKillaMockingbird." 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 aVIEW DOCUMENT
998 words - 4 pagesIn today’s media centered-society, the virtue of courage is often misconstrued. Courage is portrayed in media as the lack of fear in dangerous situations. Courage is not about being fearless; it is instead the act of one overcoming their fears to pursue what they believe is morally right. The novel “ToKillAMockingbird” provides prime examples of characters displaying courage by conquering their fears for the greater good, On e can see this when Atticus defends Tom Robinson, when Atticus kills the rabid dog and when Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell.
Atticus is worried about the safety of Tom Robinson in the jailhouse, so he stands guard outside all night. A mob of menVIEW DOCUMENT
659 words - 3 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda> I believe that one of the main themes in ToKillaMockingbird is the development of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of <keyword>ToKillaMockingbird</keyword> characters">Arthur Radleya> 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 inVIEW DOCUMENT
558 words - 2 pages"<a href="http://musicbrainz.org/album/159875b7-da38-4d57-ad85-9d01f2455297.html" title="ToKillAMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>"� 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. "�ToKillaMockingbird"� 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. "�ToKillaMockingbird"� can be read as the story ofVIEW DOCUMENT
943 words - 4 pagesToKillA Mocking Bird – Courage
In ToKillAMockingbird by Harper Lee, Boo Radley, Scout, and Atticus Finch all show courage. They all show it in a different way but I think each way impacted the story in a big way. Without these characters and their courage the story would be nothing like it is. First off, what is courage? Courage is doing the right thing even when the wrong thing seems easier or better. Courage is doing what you believe for and going against the odds. Courage is the ability to do something that frightens another.
Boo Radley shows courage in one major way, and that was on the night that Bob Ewell attacked Jem and Scout Finch. This man had never come out of his house. HeVIEW DOCUMENT
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Truth and justice are hidden by oppression in society. In Harper Lee's ToKillAMockingbird, it portrayed unfair treatment from a racist town causing justice and morals to be lost. Due to the serious racial divide between blacks and whites, Tom Robinson was wrongly accused and ultimately convicted of rape. Though the town was well aware of their ludicrous actions, the trial continued to demonstrate unjust persecution toward an innocent man. Tom Robinson's trial symbolized unfair treatment of blacks through blatant racism, fear of change and truth, and the negligence of faulty evidence.
A guilty verdict was delivered based on circumstantial and contradicting evidence. This was wrongVIEW DOCUMENT
714 words - 3 pages In ToKillaMockingbird Dill Harris is a very imaginative kid, curious, and amicable because it is his way of coping with his dismal childhood. Dill wants to be in a totally different world; he desires to escape from the pains of reality. He also sees new joys in his audacious friends, Jem and Scout. He likes the fact that he can make an adventure out of everything and that he embodies the fact that you can’t fear something until you really know how it actually makes you feel when you encounter it. He also doesn’t want anyone to really feel anything that presumably was really as sickening as his childhood by treating them nicely.
“The more we told Dill about the Radleys, the more heVIEW DOCUMENT
1275 words - 5 pages1<a name="_GoBack">a> ToKillAMockingbirdThe historical novel, ToKillAMockingbird by Harper Lee, is set in racially prejudiced <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Maycomb, Alabamaa> in the nineteen thirties. Atticus' greatest act of courage was taking on the Tom <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson_v._California" title="Robinson v. California">Robinson casea>. 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 andVIEW DOCUMENT
999 words - 4 pagesChildren have different aspects of thinking. This all depends on what their parents and what the society teaches them. Jem is an innocent child born in to the middle of the great depression, where racism was not a problem. Jem changes in the course of the story ‘Tokillamockingbird by Harper Lee’. Jem is one of the main characters in this book. He learns about the reality of the situation and learns how to deal with it. These changes are seen from the point of view of his little sister, Scout. This gives us a unique perspective of the growth of Jem and the way he changes. Jem displays qualities and traits that can be rarely seen in most kids in literature or in real life. These qualitiesVIEW DOCUMENT
873 words - 3 pagesSteiner 1Drew SteinerMs. Peyton-CorbinEnglish Period G<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">TKAMa> Essay<a name="_GoBack">a> Morality is TimelessHarper Lee's ToKillaMockingbird 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 rapingVIEW DOCUMENT
1235 words - 5 pages<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillAMockingbirda> 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, ToVIEW DOCUMENT
623 words - 2 pagesA Comparison between <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atticus_Finch" title="Atticus Finch">Atticus Fincha> and Jack Finch Atticus Finch plays a very prominent role in ToKillaMockingbird 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 <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Maycomba>. He is a very optimistic man who has high morals and believes everyone is equal, although many seem to disagree. Atticus also shares manyVIEW DOCUMENT
578 words - 2 pages Prejudice has been present for many years in many countries. Almost everyone has been affected by prejudice either directly or indirectly. The definition of the word prejudice is the preconceived opinion of a person or thing. Almost every one has prejudged someone before meeting him or her or before getting to know them. There are many ways in which one is prejudged such as gender, age, race, religion, the way one dresses etc. In the novel ToKillaMockingbird the lesson the author portrait the most was prejudice in the town and how it can happen anywhere and at any time.
“To better understand a person you have to climb up inside their skin and walk around in it.” The quote stated byVIEW DOCUMENT
1913 words - 8 pagesBy: 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 ToKillAMockingbird are represented by wearing a big dress, attending tea parties, and gossiping with friends all day. Stereotypes about blacks in ToKillAMockingbird 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 receivedVIEW DOCUMENT
930 words - 4 pagesScout Finch: a change affects the way she feels and acts toward others and reforms her from a child toa girl with experience, wisdom, and etiquette beyond her eight years. In the novel, ToKillAMockingbird by Harper Lee, this young girl's self-centeredness dissipates through her observations and interactions with others in her childhood town of <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">Maycomba>.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 of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wikiVIEW DOCUMENT
991 words - 4 pages 1. In Harper Lee’s novel ToKillaMockingbird, there is not one single theme that dominates the entire story. Although racial prejudice and fanaticism may be its central topic, there are other underlying themes that shape the novel to be a well-known classic in American literature. Aside from prejudice, the themes of loss of innocence and needing to walk in another’s shoes are seen in the life of little girl, Jean Louis Finch “Scout.” Prejudice is seen in the many of the main characters such as Bob and Mayella Ewell, Mr. Cunningham, and Lula. However the themes of walking in another’s shoes and loss of innocence are mainly represented in the second part of the novel by Scout. As ScoutVIEW DOCUMENT
859 words - 3 pagesPurity and Innocence to Knowledge of Nature All Children everywhere begin life innocent and without prejudice, Harper Lee effectively portrays this in the novel "<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>". 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 innocence.VIEW DOCUMENT
1236 words - 5 pages"ToKillAMockingbird' 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 rememberingVIEW DOCUMENT
997 words - 4 pagesThe Effects of Racism inTo KillAMockingbird
“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible”. Maya Angelou spoke this quote because she is an African-American woman who grew up with prejudice. She knows how it feels to be looked at or treated differently because of the color of her skin. In “ToKillAMockingbird” the author, Harper Lee, shows the effects of Racism in many ways throughout three years of her childhood journey in Maycomb county. When a black man in Maycomb is accused of rape, the town thinks he is guilty; there is no physical evidence that a rape ever occurred, but Tom is still sent to jail to wait for his trialVIEW DOCUMENT
599 words - 2 pagesSarah Heimberg3-7-20143rd/Davy<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">TKMa> EssaySignificance of BraveryFamous 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. <a href="http://musicbrainz.org/artist/f682a68b-eb75-4993-bf8d-f246c36dda14.html" title="Harper Lee">Harper Leea> would most likely comply with Graham's thought. In her novel ToKillaMockingbird, Harper LeeVIEW DOCUMENT
1236 words - 5 pagesChildren look up to their elders for wisdom and advice. They rely on someone experienced and with authority for guidance on how to live their lives. However, sometimes the people who are accountable for youth mislead them; they may have good intentions, but are not mature enough to exemplify their values and morals, or they simply are ignorant. In the novel ToKillaMockingbird, Aunt Alexandra plays a negative role: she is a proper, southern lady with a strict code of behaviour and etiquette, but is too closed-minded and obstreperous to change her ways or view the world from others’ perspectives. Calpurnia takes on the position of a positive role model by disciplining the children in theVIEW DOCUMENT
985 words - 4 pages special to the children since she treats them like an equal making it easier for them to come talk to her. She is the person the children go to when they need clarification, advice, or an honest answer to the questions they have on their minds. A wise piece of advice Miss Maudie gave to Scout is “Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin tokillamockingbird” (Lee 64). This quote shows Miss Maudie’s outlook on life, and how she wants to help teach Scout and Jem to see what is most important in life.
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2523 words - 10 pagesIn the novel, <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="ToKillaMockingbird">ToKillaMockingbirda>, 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 everyoneVIEW DOCUMENT
1184 words - 5 pagesChapter 1: In this chapter the characters names and descriptions were given to us. One character is named <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090461/" title="Jem (TV series)">Jema> 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 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters" title="List of ToKillaMockingbird characters">Boo Radleya> . I think the most interesting character is Atticus, Jem and Scout?s father because how heVIEW DOCUMENT
770 words - 3 pagesIn the classic novel, ToKillaMockingbird, an ongoing theme throughout the book is it is a sin tokillamockingbird. This theme comes from Atticus instructing Jem not to shoot mockingbirds with his air rifle, because it is a sin tokillamockingbird. Miss Maudie tells Scout that Atticus is correct; mockingbirds don’t do anything to disturb people, all they do is sing beautifully for everyone to hear. Author Harper Lee shows this theme using characterization.
First, Tom Robinson is a lucid example of a human mockingbird. “‘Well, I says it looked like they never help her none-’ ‘You did all this chopping and work from sheer goodness, boy?’ ‘Tried to help her, I says.’ Mr. Gilmer smiledVIEW DOCUMENT
1181 words - 5 pagesWho are the mockingbirds in the novel and why?In ToKillAMockingbird by <a href="http://musicbrainz.org/artist/f682a68b-eb75-4993-bf8d-f246c36dda14.html" title="Harper Lee">Harper Leea>, 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 youVIEW DOCUMENT