From being content at the beginning of the story to screaming “it isn’t fair, it isn’t right” to everyone. In the hunger games when twelve year old Prim was chosen from the reaping bowl her sister Katniss Everdeen volunteered in her place. After an emotional goodbye she and the other tribute chosen Peeta Mellark were sent off on their tour to the capital. Both stories show hypocrisy towards violence. Tessie Hutcherson, if someone else was in her position, she would be alongside participating in the stoning.
The other girls were enemies the building menacing, objects threatening: the notice-board with dangerous pins, the gallows-like which they are their Sunday eggs. She wept all night, and then the weeping had spilled over into the day; she sat on benches, immobile, with a wet face, and grew thinner. The terror wore off gradually.
Characterization of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses Jean Louise (Scout) Finch as the narrator. Scout is now an adult and reflects on three very crucial summers during her childhood days. When Scout is first described in the novel, she is prone to violence, labels people based on class, denigrates people, uses racist language, and is prejudice (Seidel 1). All of these things show that she is childish at the beginning of the novel.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, through the use of dialogue and imagery, the author demonstrates the loss of innocence that comes through experiencing life from an adult’s point of view. Dialogue is used to illustrate a loss of innocence through experiencing life with an adult’s perspective. The first moment where one of the children is seen losing some of their innocence is when Scout asks Atticus, “‘What’s rape?’” (180). This marks a break in her childhood since she is now learning something through a newfound curiosity.
These characters lead to a thick plot, narrated by Scout Finch. Because Scout is a mere 8-year-old girl, the reader doesn’t have much insight as to what’s going on. Harper Lee uses innocence in Scout and the other characters in the book to introduce racism, hatred, love, family, unity, and other ideas into the minds of readers. Scout’s family is made up of three people: Calpurnia, Atticus Finch, and Jem Finch.
Influences of Aunt Alexandra and Atticus Finch The main characters in the novel responsible for Scout’s construction/ development would be her Aunt Alexandra and her father Atticus Finch. The Aunt, who tires to manipulate Scout into becoming the conventional lady that society has laid out in front of us; where as Atticus encourages Scout to continuing being who she is. Through out the novel there is a huge focus on Scout 's clothing as it is an important ingredient for her to develop her female sense of self. However her aunt’s pushiness in what she should be wearing, makes Scout hate the idea of being a female even more, as her aunt wishes to mold her into stereotypical southern lady. “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire.
On Scout’s first day of school, he knows a range of things that the other students do not know about, and that makes miss Caroline anxious. She finds out that Scout has been studying how to read with her father Atticus. Miss Caroline is displeased with her because she already knows how to read. Walter Cunningham is a member of a less fortunate family. Walter tells miss Caroline that he did not bring any lunch, so miss Caroline gives him a nickel, and asks him to pay her back later on.
To Kill a Mockingbird stresses the consequences of prejudice and by exploring the repeated use of metaphors, the reader can understand how innocence is stolen by prejudice. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb County in Alabama around 1935, where the narrator, Scout, is an 8-year old girl. Throughout the book, Atticus (Scout’s father) uses metaphors to teach Scout about the evils of prejudice, trying to preserve her open-minded views. In addition, many of the characters demonstrate the extent of their prejudice, as well as the resulting loss of innocence, influencing themselves and others.
She acts like a sympathetic person, but in reality she is cold and judgmental. When Hellen Crane shares her concern about her six month old infant not being able to walk or sit, Miss Strangeworth tells Hellen Crane, “[a]ll babies are different. Some of them develop much more quickly than others” (Jackson 224) and calls the baby “Her Highness” (Jackson 224). Later on, she writes a very unpleasant letter to the Crane family saying “DIDN’T YOU EVER SEE AN IDIOT CHILD BEFORE?
During her first day, Scout got into trouble because she knew how to read and write and because of an incident with her teacher and her classmate, Walter Cunningham. This was when they started finding trinkets in a knothole of a tree at the edge of the Radley’s. On her second grade, school only got worse but Jem assured her that it will get better in sixth grade. As they are now both dismissed at the same time, the two go home together and they continue to find trinkets until Nathan Radley filled up the knothole with cement. Shortly after, a fire breaks out in Miss Maudie’s home and someone, who is later revealed to be Arthur, places a blanket on
There are many motifs and lessons to be learned from To Kill A Mockingbird. The entire book was written from the point of view of the main protagonist, Scout. The author, Harper Lee, was well beyond the age of an adult at the time of publishing. Throughout the entire book there is a constant motif of symbolism in relation to the title among others, including the injustice of society. Harper Lee chose to write To Kill A Mockingbird through the eyes of a child from the perspective of an adult reminiscing because she wanted to straightforwardly address the injustices of society, justify the reliability of Scout 's accounts, and to implicate the growth and development of Scout first-handedly.
At the beginning “To kill a mocking bird”, Jem was very carefree and untroubled, but throughout the novel, he changed for the worse. Jem was always playing with Scout and Dill without a worry on his little mind until the life of adulthood got to him one day. Jem slowly stopped hanging out with friends, just to begin worrying about harshness of everyone in Maycomb. I believe when everyone began calling Atticus a “nigger lover”, Jem began to get more harsh toward everyone, even his dearest sister, Scout. If scout were to as to play before, Jem would hop right to it and they would go play a game down the street, but now, Jem would give his sister the cold shoulder and tell her to grow up.
You don’t even have the right to tease or bully anyone; especially if you don’t even know that persons story, they are probably going through so much and have so much pain inside them and are going to burst one day. A lesson of this story everyone should know is that judging is not ok, and not funny at all. Get to know someone before you make rumors about that person. “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them,”(lee). The end of the book, Atticus is telling his daughter how when you finally get to see the inside of a person, they are truly a wonderful
Remember the days spent dancing with imaginary friends, tea parties with stuffed animals who could talk, then going to bed with the boogie man under the bed? The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about Jem and Scouts journey through their youth as they work to deal with tough subjects such as rape, racism, and the realization that the world is not how they once viewed it. Throughout the story, Lee demonstrates the loss of childhood innocence, which shows that one's true perspective of the world is obtained through maturity. To begin with, all children experience innocence in their youth, but as they grow up, their understanding of the real world betters.
Atticus a well known lawyer in the little town of Maycomb in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. He comes up against a tough, rock solid case including an African American man and a young woman who grew up in poverty. Atticus has trust in the power in using the three models of rhetoric. Ethos,Pathos and Logos to prove to the jury that his client is innocent and can walk out of court that day a free man. (Lee).