Dan Novak Mr. Yeager English 9H 27 December The Bold Deeds of Atticus Finch From the stone ages to modern times now racism is still a continuous fire burning in society. To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is a novel that has many similarities and symbols to our current government and laws. Atticus finch representing Tom Robinson, an African-American character that is wrongly accused of, imprisoned, and later killed for supposedly raping Mayella Ewell, helps make clear the problems in our society and how racism comes into play. Atticus is a independent attorney who decided to help and clearly innocent man disregarding his skin color. Atticus looked passed Tom’s skin complexion and only fought for the truth.
Judgement, it can be both good and bad, so looking at society, the way be judge color, and Family all play a big part in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” in what makes us who we are. In order for Scout, or even Jem to understand what the society judges him/her on they first have to understand it. Scout and Walter Cunningham are very different from each
The book states “And here, I have killed them, I have killed them… kill them. My Mirren, my Johnny, my Gat.”(208 Lockhart). Cadence thinks its her fault that the liars are dead. She starts to think of ways she could of prevented the fire. At the end of the story cadence say goodbye to all of the liars and she never sees them
Then, Miss Maudie’s house caught on fire in the middle of a cold night, causing the whole neighborhood to wake up and go outside to see what was happening. Jem and Scout were standing in front of the Radley house, watching the fire, when somebody came and put a blanket over Scout’s shoulders. At the time, neither Jem nor Scout noticed this happen, but later they realized it had to have been Boo. Later on, after the Halloween play at the school, the Finch children were walking home in the dark when they were attacked by Bob Ewell. Jem and Scout could have been killed, but again, Boo came out at just the right moment and saved them.
In Harper Lee’s To KIll A Mockingbird she expresses the theme of perspective throughout the whole book, using her characters in the story to express this. To Kill a Mockingbird shares several different perspectives especially with its characters, including one of the main characters being Mr. Bob Ewell. Mr. Ewell has a very interesting character in this book and causes a lot of trouble for the town of Maycomb. When it comes to Mr. Ewell’s perspective in this book, he has a very judgemental one, and
Literature can be analyzed with many different critical lenses. While analyzing To Kill a Mockingbird, one may use a critical lens to recognize the different ideas throughout the novel. Harper Lee’s novel demonstrates her perspective on intolerance and discrimination within the early twentieth century. Firstly, intolerance of people who are different is very prevalent within the novel. For example, Boo Radley is not accepted because he does not fit into the social normalization that he should..
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird is a timeless, touching novel. The novel was set in the Great Depression in Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the novel, is faced with an extremely difficult trial. Atticus was chosen to defend a black man, Tom Robinson that was accused of raping a white woman. Atticus not only had the trial to worry about; however he had two children, Jem and Scout, that he has to raise on his own.
The novel To Kill A Mockingbird is centered around a rape case that is basically the word of a black man against the word of two white people. This case directly affects the Finch family because their father, Atticus Finch, is defending the black man on trial. The setting of the story, Maycomb County, has a history of racism and the people don’t want to change. Atticus is fighting an uphill battle with the support of his family, Scout and Jem, as well as their cook and maid Calpurnia. Calpurnia is black, and she happens to be a very important and influential character in the story.
In To “Kill A Mockingbird” Atticus Finch is faced with a hostile racist jury during the case of State of Alabama v Thomas Robinson, this court case in particular has stood out to me because I am going be faced with a similar hostile jury soon; I will be analyzing the closing argument made by Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird to further prepare. In the closing argument made by Atticus there are several allusions and references to symbols that have an effect on the court. An example of an allusion used by Atticus’s closing argument would be the reference to the word yankee and the use Atticus uses this allusion when he says, “Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal, a phrase that the Yankees and distaff side of the Executive Branch in Washington are fond of hurling at us.” Yankee is a dated term for a northerner who could be involved in politics and he also uses the word distaff which is the woman’s side of a
By a young age many were taught that killing was very bad, and that the killing of the innocent is worst, but other than that this lesson can not be taught. However, the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee captures readers into this 1930’s town that moves you to realize how harsh racism was and how if affects the lives of many innocent people. Indeed, to kill a mockingbird is a