Some time later, after talk about Tom Robinson’s court case has calmed down, Scout talks to Jem about something that she witnessed at school earlier that day. Her teacher Miss Gates repeatedly denounces Hitler, condemning his prejudice, but she then makes a racist comment to Miss Stephanie after school: “‘I heard her say it’s time somebody taught ‘em a lesson, they were gettin’ way above themselves, an’ the next thing they think they can do is marry us’” (331). Although Miss Gates is from Winston County, a place that tried to secede from Alabama when Alabama tried to secede from the US over slavery, she falls into the typical Maycomb mindset when she moves there as a
For example in Chapter 5, when Lennie is in the barn, getting all flustered and frustrated because he had just killed the pup on accident because he was play fighting with him, Curley’s Wife came in, and started bothering him. On page 90, Curley's wife said “ When I do my hair sometimes, I jus’ set an’ stroke it ‘cause its so soft.” To show this she did it, she ran her fingers over the top of her head. “Some people have coarse hair.” She said this, not knowing that Lennie likes to pet soft things. Then she had let him touch her hair, causing him to grab on and him basically killing her. My feelings about her throughout the book did not change, I didn’t like her at all from the beginning.
Also, on a camping trip, Auggie, Jack, and a few others, were attacked by some older seventh graders, and Jack protected Auggie; and they all ended up bruised and scraped. To recap, both stories are similar, in a sense, because they both deal with standing up to bullying. Priscilla stood up for Melvin and Jack stood up for Auggie; but both didn’t stand up correctly, they resorted to physical violence to protect the people they care
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Jem believe Maycomb is Unjust because The Maycomb he used to know is not like what it is now, Which is shown when the prejudice members of his community are against Tom, Lula refusing to let Jem & Scout enter their church, and When he was punished for destroying Mrs. Dubose’s flowers. To Start Off, Scout was explaining on how the final verdict of the jury & judge affected Jem & loss faith in the citizens of Maycomb. Scout says, “I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury: “Guilty...guilty...guilty...guilty…” I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each “guilty” was a separate stab between them” (282). Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community.
Unhappiness in One’s Life Can Lead to Finding Phoniness in Everything Else; The Catcher in the Rye There used to be a tall, mean bully in Pre-K that I went to school with. Everyone was scared of her because she was bigger than everyone else and she always made fun of her classmates. She would make mean comments about the clothes we would wear and the things we would do. One day, she made fun of my pink velcro shoes and claimed that they were for babies. I went home that day very upset and my mom questioned me.
Scout got into multiple fights with her classmates because they taunted her father, which allows the readers to assume that Scout does not react to the taunting and teasing really well. Jem, on the other hand, has a higher tolerance level and is able to resist doing anything uncalled for when someone rudely insults Atticus. This shows that Jem reacts better to the taunting and teasing better than Scout, however, Jem lost his control when Mrs. Dubose called his father rude names in front of him and his sibling. He eventually cuts up and destroys the bushes loitering in her front yard when he passes her house on his way back home. Atticus punishes the two of them and tells his children that it is not necessary to
In doing this he easily shows the growth and development of why each character made certain decisions. One of the most important decisions in “Monstress” was when Checkers went back to Manila and left Reva alone in Hollywood. This was preceded by Reva slapping Checkers and scratching his face. The slap was a pivotal point for the characters. This is
And his call to Adventure started when his pre-Algebra Teacher, Mrs. Dodds told Percy to come with her and without knowing it Mrs. Dodds turned to be a fury and attempted to kill Percy but Mr. Brunner threw the pen or the riptide to Percy and when he uncapped the pen it became a sword and he swung the sword to her and then Mrs. Dodds vaporized. A.2 Refusal of the Call / Acceptance As always, in every story the hero always refuse because of the changes that might happen. In the case of Percy he doesn’t want to leave his mother especially with “smelly gabe” that the only thing he knows is to sit and gamble with his friends, but because of the attacked of the Minotaur and the disappearance of his mother, he eventually accepts the call. A.3 Supernatural Aid The supernatural aid in the story is his friend/satyr/protector Grover Underwood. Because even in the start of the story, Grover is there with him and protecting him in every challenges.
Scout grows quite a bit over the course of the book; her views on herself, others, and the world around her come to change dramatically. As scout is getting into fights at school with almost everyone who does her wrong, Atticus forces her to stop and be more ‘ladylike’. This turns out to be a bit of a struggle, especially when Atticus takes on the Tom Robinson case and people start to call him a n***er lover. Scout’s quote emphasizes this point, “‘You can just take that back, boy!’ This order given by me to Cecil Jacobs, (...) My fists were clenched and I was ready to let fly. Atticus promised me he would wear me
In Ray bradbury’s All Summer in a Day that takes place on Venus jealousy can lead to worse things such as bullying. kids hurt others when they don't get their way. kids do bad things such as destroying things that aren’t theirs such as a human's hope.the kids make fun of a Margot's poem in the story because she had been on earth in Ohio. the kids lock Margot in the closet because she was remembering the sun from earth. Margot was made fun of because she had seen the sun.
At the beginning of the book, Scout wants to pick a fight at the slightest aggravation and is high tempered. One example is when she beats up Walter Cunningham for not having his lunch and getting her in trouble in class. She rubbed his nose in the dirt, but Jem came by and told her to stop. Atticus then told Scout that if he heard she was fighting, he would wear her out. Throughout the book, Scout fights less and less because she realizes it does her no good.