“I want you to understand that courage isn’t a man with a gun in his hand,” (Lee 112). This is a quote spoken from a courageous man who put himself in other people’s positions and did not believe he was superior to African Americans like many in that time period. Atticus Finch is a lawyer, and also the father of Jem and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The finches live in a small town called Maycomb during 1933, also known as the Great Depression era. Throughout the book, the town faces many racial discrimination issues, especially when an African American man named Tom Robinson is falsely accused of rape of a white female.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
All of the sudden, Rye was once again alone with three dead bodies, she understood some of the man’s urges of jealousy to kill everybody else, she discovers two young children who is capable of speaking and took them under her care. Octavia Butler’s Speech sounds were inspired by a losing a close friend to a disease, and have to go through trouble on the bus she took to see her friend reflected on a society that has never grown up. 2) Analysis First, the mood of the story is depressing and hopeless. Both the natural disease as well as mankind’s many actions shaped by “the silence” that helps form a society where humans are no longer regarded as intelligent species. The protagonist, Rye, after being deprived what she valued most, was in an psychological state of depression and loneliness.
In the novel, Harper Lee also says how Scout was acting too much like a girl so she couldn 't hang out with Dill and Jem, but she had the courage to go to the Radley house when she could have just stayed home and let Dill and Jem go all by themselves. I think that Jem, Dill, and Scout are really afraid of him but the novel say “the Radley Place fascinated Dill”(pg.10). They think that Boo Radley is mean and that he attacked his dad. And I think Scout is the most afraid of him because she is the youngest and Jem tells her things that people have told him about Boo Radley and Scout believes they are true. Up until Miss Maudie was talking to Scout about Boo Radley, Arthur Radley, she was highly afraid of him.
People say just because Tom is black he is a liar. The passage states “The witnesses for the state with the exception of the sheriff of Maycomb County have presented themselves to you gentlemen to this court in the cynical confident that their testimony would not be doubted confident that you gentlemen would go along with them in the assumption-the evil assumption- that all Negroes lie that all Negroes are basically immoral beings that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women an assumption one associates with mind of their caliber”(Lee 273). This shows how the people of Maycomb think that he is lying because he is black. However, it shows just because Atticus took the case he had great integrity. If he ruins his image he doesn’t care he would rather do what is right than wrong that is his
However, the movie leaves out some events, such as Scout’s school play. The book and movie both portray a small town in Alabama that has a huge trial. They tell the story from the point of view of Scout. Scout is the daughter of Atticus, the lawyer defending the suspect, Tom Robinson. Tom is a black man that is accused of rape.
Walt came running in with a gun and he was in shocked, he asked where Sue was but when we called her she didn’t answer. Later in the night she came home all bloody and bruises everywhere, everyone knew what happened to her and It was disgusting. Walt was in shocked and ran back to his house. The next day I asked Walt for a solution to this and to go to their house and kill them all, all he did was planning quietly the whole day, later in the day I went to his house and got locked up in the basement, he was going to the house alone. When Sue came to let me out and we drove to the gang’s house, there were police cars and an ambulance carrying what seemed to be Walt because the rest of the gang were in handcuffs.
Many people would agree that a hero is not necessarily someone who saves lives, but someone who is courageous enough to help people in need no matter what their situation is. In the literary work, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the reader is introduced to a character named Atticus, a lawyer and a father of two children. Throughout the novel, Atticus teaches his kids, Jem and Scout, life lessons through his heroic actions. Despite living in Alabama during a racist time period, Atticus decides to full take on the task of defending a black man in court against a white woman. Atticus displays heroism and courage before, during and after the Tom Robinson trial in order to set an example for his children and the town of Maycomb.
One of the biggest experiences I have gone through in my life is my sisters and I being foster care our whole lives. Our first time being in foster care was when I our mom left us over our grandpa’s house while handling business. While being over my grandpa house we played games, laughed, talked and baked cakes. The neighbors and he all of a suddenly our grandpa got into a big fight and the neighbors called the police out and made up lies on my grandpa saying that he was being loud and invading their privacy and miss treating us. The polices was very mean we watched them beat our granddad we stood there crying and begging the police to don’t take him away.
The story “The Monsters” is about how a meat eater or something crashed and then all of their power,cars,phones,and lawn mowers quit working,and starting. The movie “The Andy Griffith Show” is about how a new guy came into town and it’s like that place was his home town but it wasn’t .He knew everyone’s name,and job ,and some people were getting kind of scared-worried that he was sent over to spy but he wasn’t he just got the paper from there and started to read it and knew everybody and just wondered what they looked like. How the stories and books and compared and contrasted. Some keywords I look for to say are about,how,who,what,when,and where. In both stories-movies they are alike because they both have something that scares-worries them.