In Harper Lee’s to Kill a Mockingbird the scene I picked from the book would be in Chapter 28, when Boo Radley saves the children Jem and Scout. This essay will be exploring the scene of Boo Radley, Jem, and Scout all reach the stage of coming of age. Boo Radley steps out of his comfort zones and saves the two kids. Scout meets Boo and approaches Boo maturely. Atticus Finch accepts Boo for saving his son and daughter.
The blanket put over Scout during Miss Maudie’s house fire symbolizes the overall protection and kindness of Boo Radley towards the Jem and Scout in the book. One of Boo’s kind gestures towards the middle of the book was when Jem went back to the Radley house for his pants. He found them folded nicely across the fence and sewed together, showing that Boo was being nice and leaving Jem’s pants fixed and in an easily accessible place. The blanket, though, appears during the house fire and isn't noticed until later on when Scout states, “Thank who…” followed by Jem’s statement “Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you”.
Overall the story of Boo Radley can make readers intimidated from the six foot, squirrel eating, scissor stabbing maniac. In Boo’s description he supposedly has a long, jagged scar that runs across his face, yellow and rotten teeth, and drools most of the time. While in Jeff the Killer’s urban legend, he is “extremely pale from bleaching his skin, his eyes are surrounded in black skin, he also has a long red lipped smile which he carved into his face with a knife.” Like Boo, his height also reaches around six feet. The physical descriptions of
The parents decided that the kids were getting too addicted to the nursery so they put a restriction on it. The kids trick the parents into the nursery and wish they would go away. The Lions ate the parents then the vultures finished the parents off. Ray Bradbury uses a lot of mood and similes in The Veldt to deepen the sense of emotion. On page three the dad says ”That sun.
One example that demonstrates Atticus’s responsibility is when he explains to Jem and Scout that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. In chapter ten, Atticus gives Jem and Scout some air-rifles. Atticus then explains to them, “ ‘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, is you can hit’ em, but remember it’s to kill a mockingbird.’ ” (Lee 119). Later, Scout finds out that the only thing mockingbirds do is make beautiful music and should never be punished for it.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a book that tells three friends experiences over time. Whether it's helping take furniture out of a burning house or a father showing love towards his kids, Lee's story express love. Lee, considers "To Kill a Mockingbird" a "simple love story", this statement is true because Atticus Finch's neighbors show neighborly love as well as Atticus shows love for his children. Atticus shows love and support to his son and daughter, Jem and Scout, even through the toughest times. Atticus tells Scout, "Try fighting with your head for a change...it's a good one, even if it does resist learning."(Lee,101).
This quote helps explain some of the crimes or scary acts, “People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows… people’s chickens and household pets were found mutilated” (Harper Lee 10). This quote proves that Scout and Jem are scared of Boo because of the gruesome acts and small crimes he is blamed for, but may not have even committed. In the story they also explain how Scout and Jem run past the house and do not walk past the house. This quote proves this, “Jem said he reckoned he wasn’t, he’d passed the Radley Place every school day of his life. ‘Always runnin’,’ I said (Harper Lee 16-17).
Scout follows Jems footsteps and gets much of her knowledge from him.Scouts definition of bravery changes as her age grows ,she gains a lot of experience of the world she lives in .Scout and Jem tolerated lots of uncalled for racial slurs and insults by people in the community . But Atticus teaches Scout what he was taught,doing the right thing doesn't always mean going along with everyone else. . And by the end of the story, Scout can put herself in Boo Radley's shoes, the person she's feared most during the story .Scout learns to look at situations from a different perspective , “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it “. (Atticus
This all ties in with what Atticus told Scout,“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . .
This is shown through the actions of Atticus both in and outside of the trial. Atticus tries his best to teach and show others-specifically Scout and Jem-how to judge what is right and what is wrong. First, Atticus tells Scout a very valuable life lesson. This is said when Scout was complaining to Atticus about her day at school, he said to her, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 30). Atticus is telling scout that she cannot truly judge someone's actions until she sees things from their side.