Atticus, the kid’s father was defending the african american man; Tom Robinson. Jem was lost in society throughout this part of the novel, yet towards the end of the novel he had learned more to understand his community. At the end of the novel, Boo Radley, the mysterious neighbor, who had hid out in his house his house most of his life, came out to save Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, the unwealthy drunk who accused Robinson, rom almost killing them. In the end, they survive and their life in the small town goes on. Throughout this story, Jem developed the most by his age allowed him to change as an adolescent, him reacting to the events in society, and losing his curiosity as he matured.
To Kill A Mockingbird, is a book that focuses on a town that faces racism. While taking the reader through a journey of how it was in the 1930s, the reader comes in context with many different characters. Arthur Radley, who is also known as Boo in reference to a ghost, chooses to isolate himself from all of society. He is a lone wolf who prefers to do things on his own and not disturb his neighbors and fellow town members. Therefore, he only leaves his house at night and when he does, he just walks around the neighborhood and looks at his neighbors houses.
The book To Kill a Mockingbird portrays Scout as more intellectually developed than most young kids, but she is way too young to fully comprehend the severity of things, and this shows us that kids unconsciously follow the ‘rules’ that society has placed unless taught otherwise. The book presents Scout as a very intelligent young girl, because she starts by telling us the story of her ancestors and being able to
Throughout the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, the readers can see how Scout changes her view about Boo Radley. Because of their nosiness, Jem, Scout, and Dill try to drag Boo out his house and to the outside world. Their innocence actions combine with Boo’s actions have changed the image of Boo, in their mind, from “inside the house lived a mavolent phantom” (10), a person that kills cats, eats squirrels, poisones pecans… to a neighbor that they can trust who saves them from Bob Ewell, “Boo was our neighbor” (373). The readers can see a great change in their relationship. At the beginning, the children can’t even come near Boo’s place without palpitation, but at the end, Scout is comfortable enough to walks Boo up to
I am going to write about two pieces of written work, describing their similarities and differences. The first one is "Old Ben". It is a farmland story showing "Old Ben", an unusually friendly snake, finding a new life with a young farmer. The young man was warm and very much fond of the snake despite the snake's appearance. He lived on the farm with the fellow, but Old Ben (the snake) disappeared, unknown at the end of the story.
However, her absence has made her the Scout that we see in the book. Instead of having a mother who was always there for them, who took care of them and loved them because she had to, we have women of the town taking on that role because the care about Jem and Scout. The maternal figures in To Kill a Mockingbird are plentiful and have a massive impact on the story, especially for Scout. One main example of a maternal figure is Calpurnia. She is the African-American housekeeper and cook who has watched over Scout all her life.
“Scout, I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time…” (227). Prejudice and discrimination are major issues that are present in the town of Maycomb; Scout and her brother Jem are young children who learn about the disturbing existence of the bigotry that they were previously unaware of in their familiar southern hometown throughout the trial of Tom Robinson, an innocent African American who is accused of rape by a white woman. To Kill a Mockingbird introduces a world that harbors prejudice against some of its very citizens and describes how discrimination was a major flaw in society and still is a flaw present day society. The author, Harper Lee develops
Howard Barron’s corpse at the end was a shock to everyone in town that nobody predicted. All those red flag indicators could not help the town people figure out what is happening in the Grierson household. On the other note, Jack Scherting’s presumption of Emily’s motive of killing Howard Barron was also shocking but not too far-fetched. Jack Scherting’s idea helped me see the story in a completely different spectrum about the relationship between Emily and her father. In the end, William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” is an interesting short story that does and amazing job describing the community in the old Southern United
His family gives him hope, and a reason to live. With Killian’s revelation of the murders of his family, Ben is warped into a sudden “darkness” where he recollects all the beautiful memories of his wife. Thus, King effectively develops the “turning point” for Ben Richards in The Running Man. Ben has become a true, isolated hero, whose “deep” darkness can only result in rage. The true tragedy of Richards is that he is the only, lasting survivor of The Running Man.
The story takes place in the small Alabama town of Maycomb during the Great Depression. Jem, Scout, and their friend Dill become fascinated with their recluse neighbor Arthur Radley, nicknamed Boo, who has not been seen outside of his house for years. The children act out the story of Boo Radley from rumors they have heard. The children find gifts in a knothole of a tree on the Radley property and imagine that Boo left them. Other incidents lead the children to believe that Boo Radley may not be the evil person the rumors suggest.