1.We never understand a person until we climb into his skin and walk around in it.
Arthur's Father affected him by keeping him in the house and making him anti-social. The legend was that he was cutting papers for his scrapbook and he stabbed his father in the leg and returned to cutting the paper like nothing happened. He was taken to a courthouse and was locked up for a month, then his father said he would take care of everything, and kept him inside of the house. Afterwards, he didn’t come out of the house during the day because his father kept him inside, and prevented him from communicating with people. Because he didn’t go out during the day and also didn’t talk to anyone, he became mysterious to everyone. Although his father died, his brother, Nathan Radley takes care of him and also prevented him from communicating
Atticus Finch shows many ways of wisdom throughout the novel. He tells Scout to respect Boo Radley and to understand the fact that their might be reason why Boo always stays at home. Atticus states in the novel, “You never truly understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around it” (Lee, 39). This evidence supports why Atticus is a wise individual who always tries to see things from other people’s point of view. He does not judge people right away because of their actions. Miss Stephanie Crawford also states, “Mr.Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him” (Lee, 291). After all that Mr.Ewell has done to Atticus, he does not bat an eye. Atticus was
I believe that this quote refers back to the time when Scout and Jem get new rifles for Christmas and Atticus tells Jem that it would be considered a sin if they shot a mockingbird. Mockingbirds are not predators and they will not harm anything or anyone; the only thing they do is make music with their mouths. Scout is remembering that time and comparing it to what had recently happened in her life. I think that she sees Tom Robinson and Boo Radley as the mockingbirds. Tom Robinson didn’t harm anyone, and the only thing that he did was help those who needed assistance. He was convicted for no reason, and Scout compares that to killing an innocent mockingbird. Although Boo Radley stabbed Bob Ewell, he did it to protect Jem and Scout because Ewell was about to stab them to death. Robinson and Radley’s kindness and helpfulness turned them into the mockingbirds of Maycomb. This quote displays Scout’s understanding that taking away someone’s innocence is
Quote #3- This quote occurs when Jem and Scout return to their present-receiving knothole and find that it is filled with cement. They interrogate Mr. Radley and find out that he filled up the hole. He has a legitimate excuse in claiming it was sick, and throws Jem off by telling him he should have known this. This quote is important because it shows us that Mr. Radley knows his brother has been leaving gifts in that tree, and Jem and Scout realise that they have gotten Boo into trouble.
He snuck Jem and Scout Finch little presents in a tree, including gum, pennies, a medal, and two soap figures that looked just like them. When Scout came tumbling into his yard in a tire, he laughed. He found joy in giving them gifts and watched them, amused, even when his harsh older brother seals up the knot hole where he would hide the gifts. Though most people did not see it because they judged him based on false assumptions, Boo was a very kind person. Miss Maudie described her experiences with him: “I remember Arthur Radley when he was a boy. He always spoke nicely to me, no matter what folks said he did.” (Lee 36) People feared him because he was different, so they assumed all his intentions were evil, though he proved to be a better person than most of
Everyone knows Jem from To Kill a Mockingbird, but do you? How well do you know Jem? To Kill a Mockingbird is a story about the deep south told through a young girl's perspective, a perspective of innocence written by Harper Lee. Jem plays an important role in To Kill a Mockingbird, because he had his dreams broken at a young age. This character has an unbelievable amount of backstory and depth to it because he is a good brother, great son, and a man of honor.
“Atticus said no, it wasn’t that sort of thing, that there were other ways of making people into ghosts.” ( Chpt. 1, p11)
Children have absolutely nothing to worry about since they are just kids there are naturally innocent. Once they see the cruel and unreasonable world, they learn about sympathy and lose their innocence. In “To kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, sympathy is a significant example Scout and Jem learn about sympathy at the same time losing their innocence.
In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the “mockingbird symbol” to help the reader understand the innocence of many characters in the story one example of a “Mockingbird” Is Arthur Radley. Arthur has never really done anything wrong to become hated as he is at the time all he wants is to have a connection with the outside world like he used to, people change from when they were when they were younger to where they are now. In the same fashion, another example of a mockingbird’s innocence is the black man Tom Robinson. Tom is an example of a mockingbird; he is an innocent man who supposedly did bad things with Mayella Ewell. Mayella Ewell is a mockingbird example, during the trial her father forces her to lie about what happened between Tom and herself but sincerely she has no resemblance of him. Harper Lee stresses to the reader that it is immoral to harm the innocent.
A small town called maycomb is home to the characters of To Kill A Mockingbird. The scout, Jem, Atticus, and Boo Radley are a few of the many characters in the book. Each individual character has many of their own traits, but one that runs through all four of them is they are passionate about the things they believe in and love. Each character grows and so does their passion throughout this novel.
At the start of the book, Jem, Dill, and she played ‘Boo Radley’ which was a game to torment Boo into coming out of his house and to test each other’s bravery. Scout slowly begins to realize that Boo is a human being just like her. By the end of the book she calls him by his real name, Arthur, instead of the nickname the townspeople give him. When she finally gets the chance to see Mr. Arthur in person after the attack, she acts mature and non-childlike. She respects that he likes the dark so she takes him to the chair farthest from Atticus and Mr. Tate. She even holds his hand to take him home at the end of the
To KIll a Mockingbird by Harper Lee uses the town of Maycomb changing throughout the story ultimately affecting the ending. Lee represents society as an ever changing factor to people life. There are a few things that attribute to this change including the case against Tom Robinson as well as the mob that confronts Atticus wanting to get at Tom Robinson. Characters such as Atticus Finch have seen this change in Maycomb and are personally affected by it.
If not for the major characters, the minor characters have played an equally important role in Maycomb with their contrasting views. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is mainly about Jem and Scout growing up under the difficult situations created in Alabama during The Great Depression. Stereotypes and discrimination are major problems in Maycomb. Scout and Jem Finch are raised by Atticus, with the help of Calpurnia, their maid. In the first part of the book, Scout, Jem and Dill are fascinated by Boo Radley because of the rumors they hear about him, and they try everything to make him come out of his house. In the second part of the book, Scout and Jem find out that their father is going to help Tom Robinson, an African-American,
Scout (Jean Louise)- Jean Louise (more commonly known as Scout) is introduced to us as a young six year old girl who is innocent, but intrigued in the world. “‘If you shouldn’t be defendin‘ him, then why are you doin’ it?’ ‘For a number of reasons,' said Atticus. 'The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again.’ ‘You mean if you didn’t defend that man, Jem and me wouldn’t have to mind you any more?’ ‘That’s about right.’ ‘Why?’” (Lee 78). This shows that Scout is determined to learn as much as possible about the world.