For example, when Scout says what Mr.underwood said, “Mr.Underwood didn't talk about miscarriages of justice , he was writing so children could understand. Mr.Underwood simply figured it was a sin to kill cripples, be they standing, sitting or escaping”(ch25,pg239). This quote is saying how the mistreatment of Tom and his eventual killing is a sin committed by the racist values of southern people. Also, Tom Robinson was a good husband, father, church goer, worker, citizen, and person. That is why in the novel they said “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children”(ch25,pg240).
In the beginning of the book Stephanie Crawford, the town gossiper, justifies that she knows everything about Boo Radley. Scout and Jem are frightened by Boo Radley because of all the stories they have heard. Scout is terrified of the Radley place and calls Boo, a “malevolent phantom.” According to Miss Stephanie Crawford, Boo Radley was sitting in the living room cutting some items from the newspaper and when Mr. Radley had passed by him, Boo drove the scissors into his leg. They also learn that the reason Boo Radley’s hands are bloodstained are because he eats any squirrels or cats he finds. Jem also describes him as a horrific scary monster, but these are only based on facts that Stephanie Crawford has told them and the town.
Jem describes his image of Boo, “..Six and a half feet tall,....he dined on raw squirrels and cats he could catch, that 's why his hands are bloodstained-if ate an animal raw you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran down the side of his face: What teeth he had were yellow and rotten: his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.”(Lee 16) Boo is judged like a monster even though Jem and Scout have actually seen him before. Boo is a mockingbird because he is treated like a monster even though he remains unseen. As the story goes on we get to meet our first encounter with Boo. Boo is the mysterious savior who killed Bob Ewell to save Jem and Scout.
His feelings of loneliness and isolation are transformed into cynicism as he is extremely judgmental towards everything and the world around him. This could be linked to the fact that he is unable to fit in and so he decides to act superior and be negative towards those around him to make himself feel better. The reader would think that Holden feels like he’s disappearing because he has no one to share his thoughts and feelings with or feel that the lack of family support contributes to his mental instability. Perhaps, Salinger presented Holden in such a way to highlight the importance of family support or suggest how significant its effects are. This is shown at the beginning of the novel to reflect how his childhood was traumatised in the past and highlights the significance of childhood in later
“Do not judge my story by the chapter that you walked in on.” Nobody knows who wrote this quote however it is very good nonetheless. This quote shows that one should not judge another without first learning about their past and holds great significance in the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird. More specifically this pertains to Boo Radley. Over the course of To Kill a Mocking Brid Boo is seen as a maniac but as the story progresses the readers view of him changes from a crazed psychopath to simply a misunderstood boy. In the beginning of the story Boo is seen as crazed psychopath who eats cats and spies on people at night.
Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,”(pg. 92) In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch teaches his children not not to kill mockingbirds because they are innocent; all they do is help and get treated poorly. All throughout the novel multiple people are seen as “mockingbirds”. In the novel, Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Boo (Arthur) Radley are all metaphorically portrayed as mockingbirds because they all try to help others, yet they are mistreated.
The children think of Boo Radley as a cruel and odd man, although Maycomb transforms him into the awkward man in which he is. Harper Lee displays society influencing the children’s thought again through the use of setting. The children continue to believe Boo is a very eerie man; until Boo rescued them after being attacked by Bob Ewell. Boo later
For example, a mother asked her son why he did not go to school and he answered that he gets sick. Grice (1975) expect that the contribution to be appropriate to immediate needs at each stage of transaction. This maxim has function to prevent random communication or unsustainable communication. If the speaker does not relevant to the topic of on going conversation, the hearer will also get confused of how to reply or how to give a response to the information. 3.
“Three blind mice,” (93) announces Ralph of himself, Piggy, and Simon. Perhaps the boy is referring to their overall helplessness, like the three men burned at the stake by Bloody Mary, who inspired the nursery rhyme. However, in doing so Ralph references an archetype that loosely fits their trio- the blind seer. Sightless according to Ralph, but able to ‘see’ more than the rest of the boys, Ralph, Piggy and Simon have a view into the grievous situation that the other children do not, or are willfully ignoring. Killed in an aerial battle, the sign that “came down from the world of grownups” is a dead parachuter.
Main Point #2: The children lose their innocence but by doing this the gain knowledge. In the beginning, Scout never really understood what her father and the grown up around her were talking about. She asks plenty of question and Atticus would answer them yet she still did not comprehend it. However, Jem was slowly starting to see the world in the way the grown-ups did. Having Jem understand the world a bit more, made Scout close relationship with him to slowly draw away.
Because the social ladder is built based off of race, Tom immediately gets cast to the bottom without a second thought. “Sorry” is italicized to illustrate the disbelief, which contributes to the fact that the public does not accept Tom’s honest sympathy for Mayella, nor do they even attempt to understand him. Because of this narrow-minded thinking, Tom’s biased persecution eventually escalates to his death. Another example of the little empathy the town possesses is presented in Scout’s third-grade classroom, where lessons are learned from current events. Given that To Kill a Mockingbird is set around the 1930s, of course, one day the topic of Hitler is brought up.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are many valuable lessons to learn about making assumptions. Assumptions occur many times throughout this book from many different people. Assumptions are claims made about something or someone that have no proof. One major assumption in this novel is about Arthur “Boo” Radley. Scout explains, “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained—if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off.
Carlson came in and complain with the Candy dog 's stink. Carlson suggested Candy to shoot the dog, it was also good for Candy and the dog. Candy looked very difficult, after that he decided for Carlson to shoot the dog. Then a young laboring man, Whit came in, he talks to Slim