The adult world is a frightening and complicated place. It is an ugly place full of torture, wars, and so much more. If I was given a chance to go back to childhood, I would certainly go back. Childhood is the most precious time in one’s life when valuable memories are made and shapes you into who you will become. It is the time when you are mindless, lacking in responsibility, and innocent.
Just because two people are a different race, that does not mean that there can not be similarities between them. A good example of this is in the story To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, and In the Heat of the Night, by Norman Jewison with the characters Virgil Tibbs and Atticus Finch. Even though Virgil and Atticus appear to be different on the surface, there are many things that link these characters. One thing that links Virgil and Atticus together is that they are very intelligent. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus shows he is intelligent when he says, “If you'll concede the necessity of going to school, we'll go on reading every night just as we always have” (Lee 3).
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This saying is true in many cases and happens to be true in To Kill A Mockingbird. Throughout the book you see children of characters start to grow up and act like their father. This essay will be looking at three families in To Kill A Mockingbird, the Finches, the Cunninghams, and the Ewells. These three families are key examples that a father’s influence has a significant influence on the character of his children.
"It 's not about what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings" stated Eppie Lederer, a former American columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" written by Harper Lee, a small town filled with narrow-minded people, refuse to accept change. When a middle-aged lawyer, Atticus Finch, takes on a controversial case, the town begins to question Mr. Finch and leaves his two children too curious for the town’s comfort. Although some might say Atticus does a poor job raising his children, Lee proves that the best parenting comes from a strong-minded person with integrity, regardless of what others think through Atticus ' empowering advice, strong morals, and his belief in equality.
Even though Some people, like Aunt Alexandra thinks Atticus is raising scout wrong because she doesn't like to wear girly clothes. Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he teaches them wondrous things. Atticus punishes his kids when the deserve it. Jem and Scout are shown to be respectful and treat people the same.
Scouting for Maturity Coming of age is a difficult time and a struggle for many children. Learning that there are people who have different opinions than what you have changes your life and who you are. Growing up in the 1930’s with racism, prejudice, and the recession would have accentuated this struggle to find your self-identity. Jean Louise “Scout” Finch is a character in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
“All communication (and data processing) is achieved through the use of symbols. Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures, ideas or visual images and are used to convey other ideas and beliefs. For example, a red octagon may be a symbol for ‘STOP’” (Google). The adults in TKAM represent different life lessons, such as knowledge and equality.
Not conforming to society's standards. This is something people have struggled greatly with since the beginning of time. Why does it seem that so often we let what society says is right dictate the way we see the world? Why do we let others viewpoints control our actions? Harper Lee gives the reader a lot of insight into how these issues have been present in our society throughout the years.
Murder is defined as “the unlawful killing of another human being with intent or malice aforethought” (4) Murderers have been convicted for their actions in most trials, regardless of the background or reasoning behind the crime. While murder is a sin and should be avoided, people who commit it have reasoning behind their actions that may not be connected to evil thoughts or origins. Although others think that all murderers are evil, murderers should not always be punished because of mental disability, self-defense, and the childhood or background of the person. Some people may believe that people should always be punished for a murder, regardless of mental state. This may be true in some aspects because people who murder others could be
“The hardest part of growing up is letting go of what we are used to and moving on to something you are not”-Paul Walker Growing up is one of the hardest, as well as one of the most important parts in life. Growing up should be fun, but in Scouts case learning about the cruelty and the reality she is living in is no fun. As the novel advances Scout experiences various emotional changes because of different events that take place. She starts to realize the unfairness that exists between different races and the discrimination that is rounding at the time.