Through most of the book Boo is like a ghost, Scout never sees him but his presence is felt throughout the story. For example:The gifts that Boo left in the tree made Scout and Jem happy even though they were scared of him. At first they were suspicious e.g. not wanting to eat the chewing gum, but it soon became fun for them. The soap dolls meant that someone who had Jem and Scout had carved them and the fact that Nathan Radley filled in the hole makes the reader suspicious that Boo is responsible for the gifts.
This appears when Scout says “ There was something else wrong- I would ask Atticus. ”(329). The author uses epiphany here to show that Scout does not believe what Miss Gates is saying. That she knows there is a side that she thinks she knows about and she sees it. She now knows that Miss Gates will say this in school, but when she gets home and sees these black people being killed she is for it.
She also shows that she is strict because she hits Scout when Scout is being rude to Walter. She is strict because she is not afraid to punish them when she feels like they need to be punished. Her punishments are also very fair. She punishes Jem and Scout the same ways. This shows she is fair because she does not pick favorites and she punishes them based on what she thinks they deserve.
But since the reader only gets insight from the point of view of the governess, we can’t see what the others are thinking and whether or not they are being completely truthful. If we take the governess’ word for it, then the other characters seem to be keeping from her some very important historic information about Bly. But if we believe the other characters in the story, then there are no ghosts, and the governess seems oblivious to her being obsessive and maybe even insane. The back and forth uncertainty and the vague information that the reader is given make the existence or lack thereof, of the supernatural a very prominent theme throughout Turn of The Screw.
I felt that he was a good person at heart and by saving their lives made me realised how incredible he is. And got thinking the famous quote” never judge a book by it’s cover”. And showed me the true meaning to this very famous quote and overall i’ll give this novel a 10/10 through the remorse shown from Boo Radley and scout perspective of ‘to Kill a Mockingbird’. I think the author Harper-lee tells her remarkable story as that is her telling her story based on her childhood of growing up in
Avery differ from each other greatly in the Mildred D. Taylor’s historical fiction novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. First, one set of parents owns their own land and has their children follow strict rules, while the other parents are sharecroppers that are unable to keep their children out of trouble. Also, Stacey’s personality differs from T.J.’s because he has a modest and loyal personality, and T.J. has egotistical and conceited traits. Most importantly, Stacey values honesty and always tells the truth, while T.J. could care less about being honest and lies to get himself out of trouble. Thus, Stacey Logan and T.J. Avery are two very different characters in Roll of Thunder, Hear
She learns to love and respect Darcy out of her own free will, despite what her family thinks. Elizabeth listens to others and learns who Darcy is despite society. When she learns that his housekeeper has “never known a cross word from him in [her] life, and [she has] known him ever since he was four years old” (pg 252) along with all of the other wonderful things she hears about him, her opinion of him begins to alter. Elizabeth wanted to marry someone that she loved. Darcy is looked down upon for admiring Elizabeth but is so strong in his opinion that he does not let others influence him.
However, we are concluding all these from Scott’s observations. There is no insight given in the novel when it comes to Miss Gates’ thoughts. The reason why I wanted to take a deeper look at Miss Gates, Scott’s teacher, is because there is either a deep seated denial about the false mindset she possesses, or a disconnection between what she thinks and what she speaks (which is a common thing people do to avoid controversy or to reinsure their authority). Like many hypocritical people, she likely thinks her thoughts are not at all contradicting, in fact supporting one another.
Society today has lead us to think about many things in different ways. Your parents have always told you how you should never talk to strangers or pay attention to them, but aren't we all strangers? Growing up, the adults in my eyes were all somewhat strangers excluding my parents. My parents were the ones I was supposed to trust and teach me the ways of being a good person. My mom still talks about how as long as I become a good person she’ll be happy, but what does becoming a good person mean?
In the novel Clarisse automatically doesn’t fit into the society, she happens to be more open minded in which it makes her question any subject. Clarisse also seems very curios about other people’s lives, Clarisse shows how she 's not scared of breaking rules by talking to Montag who at the moment happens to be a firefighter. I believe Montag found her personality unique, he had never had a conversation like that with anyone and not even his wife. For example “Are you happy? she said.
In some cases the adoptee does not care to know who their biological parent is because they feel complete already. “If my birth mother came and found me, or we somehow came across each other, that would be fascinating. But I 've decided to leave it in the lap of the gods” (Garland). Rosie Garland was adopted and never found a need to find her birth parents because her adoptive parents were all she needed. There are several adoptees like her, that do not feel the need to find their biological parent, but there are still several that do.
Lee’s statement about the justice system in America takes center stage for a majority of the novel, and is most powerfully communicated through Scout’s disappointment and confusion about the relations and events of the courtroom. She is particularly affected by Tom Robinson’s case because her father is the defense lawyer. Atticus struggles to justly defend Robinson without jeopardizing his reputation in Maycomb County, and damaging his relationships with his neighbors. He has many connections with people in positions of power, and people who have influence in his children’s lives. He does not want to endanger them or their future, but he also does not want to send an innocent man to prison.
In this stage of the hero’s journey, Scout begins her journey and crosses over to a strange new world. This new world is not a physical state but rather Scout ’s state of mind after viewing the trial of Tom Robinson. For instance, Scout reflects, “Tom Robinson was probably the only person who was ever decent to her. But she said he took advantage of her and when she looked at him in court, she looked down upon him like he was dirt beneath her feet.”
Miss Maudie’s house caught fire in the middle of a winter night. The Finches live next to Miss Maudie, so Atticus had to get Jem and Scout out of the house. He told Jem and Scout that they were to stay in front of the Radley house while he went to retrieve some of Miss Maudie’s belongings from the fire. After the fire was put out, Atticus asked Jem and Scout where they got their blanket. It was not their blanket and they did not move during the fire, so someone must have given it to them.